I am writing an essay and cannot find if a hurricane is influenced by the position of the sun or the hour of the day.

  • $\begingroup$ Searching for timescale hurricane formation or lifecycle hurricane can give you a start. I first thought it could not have an influence, but it appears hurricanes can form within a day. $\endgroup$ – Jan Doggen Aug 16 '18 at 15:30
  • $\begingroup$ I googled this: "In three time zones, onset of intensification (7.7 m s−1 [15 kt]/24 h) appeared to be most likely shortly after midnight local time, and least likely shortly before midnight. Cyclogenesis was least frequent around local midnight, and most likely in the diurnal morning hours." $\endgroup$ – Keith McClary Aug 18 '18 at 1:31

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