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2. Other Regional Names for Hurricanes

Hurricanes have other names in different parts of the world. Typhoons are hurricanes in the Northwest Pacific Ocean on the west side of the dateline. In the Southwest Pacific Ocean and the Southeast Indian Ocean, hurricanes are called Category 3 cyclones and above or severe tropical cyclones. Hurricanes in the North Indian Ocean, they are called very severe cyclonic storms. In the Southwest Indian Ocean, they are referred to as tropical cyclones.

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