What Happens When Two Hurricanes Collide?

It's tempting to think that when two hurricanes collide, they'll combine into one big super-storm that destroys everything in its path. But the truth is a little more beautiful than that—though just as destructive. If the hurricanes are of roughly the same size and strength, they will play off of each other and engage in a kind of dance across the Pacific Ocean. If one hurricane is smaller than the other, you might see the larger one absorb it. But what about when there are five different hurricanes sharing the same ocean, like what happened in 2012? Watch the video to find out.

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Written by Curiosity Staff May 4, 2017

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