Why is the ‘eye’ of the hurricane calmer than the outside part of it?

The middle of the hurricane is called the ‘eye’ and is calm. It is found in the centre and is between 30 – 50 km in diameter. The eye is the point around which the rest of the storm rotates and where the lowest surface pressures are found. The air around is going at such high speeds that it keeps creating a circular course around the eye. It is due to the ‘coriolis force’ that keeps the wind diverted away from the centre, allowing the wind to rotate around and around it. That is why the centre is extremely calm.

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