Stormy Weather

Hurricanes, Monsoons, and Tropical Storms

How fast do hurricanes travel?

A typical hurricane will travel across the ocean at a speed of about 250 miles (400 kilometers) per day, or about 10 to 15 miles (16 to 24 kilometers) per hour. They have been known, though, to advance at speeds as fast as 60 miles (96.5 kilometers) per hour, which was the case during the New England hurricane of 1938.


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