Hurricanes by Other Names
Hurricanes are called by different names in other parts of the world. These storms are labeled depending on where they occur. When they happen over the North Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico, or the Northeast Pacific Ocean, they are called Hurricanes. Storms that happen over the Northwest Pacific Ocean and west of the International Date Line are called typhoons. Hurricanes near Australia and in the Indian Ocean are called tropical cyclones. Sometimes people of Australia call them Willy-Willies.
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