Hurricanes, Typhoons, and Cyclones are one of nature ’s most powerful forces. They are all tropical storms whose winds reach around 74 miles per hour or even more. Their wind blows in a spiral direction around a relatively calm area known as “The Eyel”. The eye is usually 20 to 30 miles wide. The most violent activity takes place in the area immediately around the eye, called
A cyclone is any mass of air that spirals around a low pressure center. It is an organized collection of thunderstorms embedded in a swirling mass of air. In general, both typhoons and hurricanes are tropical cyclones but differ in their locations. The difference between hurricane and typhoon is that tropical cyclones in the west Pacific are called Typhoons and those in the Atlantic and east Pacific Ocean are called Hurricanes. It's the longitude that matters.
Some commonly occurring hurricanes and typhoons have been named to categorize them. The names of Hurricanes are given each year. A few hurricanes named in the Atlantic in 2007 are Andrea, Barry and Dean. Some Typhoons named in the Western North Pacific and the South China Sea are Damrey, Langwang and Kirogi. Typhoons in the Chinese and Japanese regions are named after living things and often objects like flowers, rivers etc.
Hurricanes and typhoons are large and sometimes intensely violent storm systems. In meteorological terms, they are tropical cyclones that have maximum sustained winds of at least 120 km/h (75 mph). Atlantic and eastern Pacific storms are called hurricanes, from the West Indian huracan (o"big windt"), whereas western Pacific storms are called typhoons, from the Chinese taifun,