Where Do Hurricanes Hit?

Hurricanes most often hit in the western Pacific Ocean, with other storms forming in the Atlantic Ocean, the eastern Pacific Ocean, the South Pacific and the Indian Ocean. In the United States, hurricanes from the Atlantic Ocean are most likely to make landfall, most frequently in North Carolina and Florida.

Typhoons, another term for hurricanes, that occur in the western Pacific typically hit a combination of 14 different countries, including the Philippines, Malaysia, Japan, Vietnam, China and Thailand. Storms in the Indian Ocean are capable of hitting Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Thailand. Cyclones in tropical regions can hit Australia and Indonesia, in addition to other countries.