Here's why all hurricanes spin counterclockwise in the northern hemisphere

  • Hurricanes and tropical storms that hit North America or any place in the northern hemisphere spin counterclockwise.
  • All cyclones and tropical storms in the southern hemisphere spin clockwise.
  • The direction of a hurricane’s spin is caused by a phenomenon called the Coriolis effect. 
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EDITOR’S NOTE: This video was originally published on September 10, 2017. 

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