Do Hurricanes always move faster than tornadoes?
In terms of forward speed a tornado usually moves faster.
The average tornado moves at 35 mph, sometimes faster than 60 mph.
Hurricanes usually move at 10-20mph, rarely as high as 40 mph.
In terms of wind speed a tornado can be much stronger The fastest wind recorded in a hurricane were 190 mph.
The fastest winds recorded in a tornado were 302 mph.
Hurricanes are massive storm systems composed of thunderstorms while tornadoes are small-scale vortices that form during some thunderstorms. Hurricanes, thunderstorms, and tornadoes are all potentially dangerous forms of weather than can produce strong winds. Both hurricanes and tornadoes have violent winds that move in a circular fashion. Both thunderstorms and hurricanes produce heavy rain that can cause flooding. All are generally associated with warm, moist weather.
Wind, the movement of air, is driven by pressure differences. Like all liquids and gasses, air tends to move from an area of high pressure to one of low pressure. The more the pressure changes over a given distance, the faster the air moves. Both hurricanes and tornadoes have significantly lower pressure than their surroundings, which exerts a strong pull on the air.
France has tornadoes, but not hurricanes. Hurricanes form over tropical ocean water, and are more common in the western parts of ocean basins and tend to move westward. As a result, these storms usually do not head toward Europe. When they do, they lose hurricane status before they get their. Tornadoes do occur in France, but they are not as common or as intense as the ones that make headlines in the U.S. There are…