I know all hurricanes rotate counter-clockwise and all typhoons rotate clock-wise but do tornadoes rotate in different directions or all the same?

Posted/updated on: August 27, 2011 at 1:12 pm

ANSWER:

A bit of a correction. Hurricanes (Atlantic, Eastern Pacific, and Central Pacific Basin), typhoons (Western Pacific Basin) and cyclones
(Indian Ocean Basin) all rotate counter-clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere–and so do tornadoes. In the Southern Hemisphere, the rotation of all is clockwise. This is because of something called the Coriolis force.
RKP

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