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Frequently Asked Questions

WEATHER

Q. What is the difference between cyclones and hurricanes?
A. In the northern hemisphere, extreme low pressure systems are called hurricanes and rotate anti-clockwise. In the southern hemisphere, extreme low pressure sysytems are called cyclones and rotate clockwise.
 
Q. Why is the air temperature warmer when it’s cloudy?
A. Clouds act as an insulator to keep the sun's warmth in close to the earth's surface.