|MadSci Network: Earth Sciences|
I'm a student teacher and was asked this question: I had wondered myself. According to my cooperating teacher, this question comes up every year. Hurricanes tend to move north and east, with the Westerlies, when in that wind sytem. When in the Trade winds, hurricanes move west as expected, but move north, against the Trades which blow toward the southwest. The earth's spin would also tend to push the storm toward the equator, wouldn't it?
Re: Why do hurricanes move north, against the trade winds?
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