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Title: What's the difference between a typhoon and a hurricane?
Post by: chris on 10/10/2019 07:55:35
So the rugby is in trouble owing to the weather! But what's the difference between a typhoon and a hurricane? Is this just terminology, or is there a physical difference?
Title: Re: What's the difference between a typhoon and a hurricane?
Post by: Colin2B on 10/10/2019 08:36:30
Itís just location. In the NW Pacific they are called typhoons.
Title: Re: What's the difference between a typhoon and a hurricane?
Post by: alancalverd on 10/10/2019 08:38:18
Longitude.

Or altitude! The Hawker Hurricane was successful  as a dogfighter but the Typhoon, though intended for high altitude combat, was never fast enough and was mostly used for ground attack.
Title: Re: What's the difference between a typhoon and a hurricane?
Post by: Colin2B on 10/10/2019 09:11:33
The Hawker Hurricane was successful  as a dogfighter but the Typhoon, ...........
Oh,  very good. Didnít think about that

Er, how do those planes affect rugby?
Title: Re: What's the difference between a typhoon and a hurricane?
Post by: alancalverd on 10/10/2019 10:41:17
Beer, rugby, aeroplanes, cricket. What else is there?

(Answer: curry, sex, and fishing.)
Title: Re: What's the difference between a typhoon and a hurricane?
Post by: chris on 12/10/2019 21:50:44
Surely the answer is that we've had a hurricane - but not a typhoon - in snooker...? Rugby, sore point...
Title: Re: What's the difference between a typhoon and a hurricane?
Post by: Petrochemicals on 12/10/2019 22:37:11
 Is it not hurricanes are anticlockwise and cyclones are clockwise ?
Title: Re: What's the difference between a typhoon and a hurricane?
Post by: Colin2B on 12/10/2019 23:09:47
Is it not hurricanes are anticlockwise and cyclones are clockwise ?
Storms that form north of the equator spin counterclockwise. Storms south of the equator spin clockwise.
Hurricanes and typhoons form N of equator, to the S they are called cyclones.
Title: Re: What's the difference between a typhoon and a hurricane?
Post by: Colin2B on 12/10/2019 23:12:53
Surely the answer is that we've had a hurricane - but not a typhoon - in snooker...?
If his surname had been Timmings you could have had Typhoon Timmings.
Title: Re: What's the difference between a typhoon and a hurricane?
Post by: Petrochemicals on 13/10/2019 04:51:44
Surely the answer is that we've had a hurricane - but not a typhoon - in snooker...?
If his surname had been Timmings you could have had Typhoon Timmings.
The aliteration fans usualy go for Tornado. Now if Vidal Sasoon played snooker rather than doing hair......

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Wattana
Title: Re: What's the difference between a typhoon and a hurricane?
Post by: Colin2B on 13/10/2019 08:44:30
The aliteration fans usualy go for Tornado.
I was going for the alliteration in Ty.. and Ti.., but I can understand their whirlwind romance with Tornado.