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Typhoon Goni

  Nov 11, 2020

Typhoon Goni

Q. Why is this in news ?

A. Typhoon Rolly or Goni, as it is called internationally, made landfall in the eastern Philippines recently . Over a million people in the typhoon’s projected path have been evacuated, including in the capital, where the international airport is now closed. This is the 18th typhoon to hit the country this year.

Q. How severe is Typhoon Goni, which made landfall in Philippines?

Q. What is the impact of such a typhoon?

Q. What is the difference between a hurricane and a typhoon?

Q. What are hurricanes and how do they form?

As such storm systems rotate faster and faster, an eye forms in the centre. Storms that form towards the north of the equator rotate counterclockwise and those that form south of the equator spin clockwise because of the rotation of the Earth on its axis.