Hurricane

Hurricane

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Credit: JIM REED/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Hurricane. Man braving high winds as a hurricane causes waves to splash onto the pavement. Hurricanes are huge cyclonic storm systems of high winds blowing around a central eye. Most hurricanes form in the doldrums, areas of ocean around the equator which are generally calm. A low pressure region forms as moist air is forced upwards, and this becomes the eye of the storm. Hurricanes occur mainly in the late summer months, when conditions for formation are ideal. Photographed in Biloxi, Mississippi, USA, on 28th September 1999, during Hurricane Georges. This was a category 3 hurricane with winds reaching 170 kilometres per hour.

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