Tropical Cyclone Climatology
Do hurricanes occur south of the equator ?
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Hurricanes do occur south of the equator but observations show that they do not form within 5 degrees latitude of the equator. Tropical cyclones' winds rotate counter-clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere. NOAA's Hurricane FAQ is online at
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