Hurricane characterisitcs | Coriolis Effect 1) "The hurricane eye is a calm area with the lowest pressure relative to its surroundings. In there, it is clear and sunny with little or no clouds." I was told that high pressure areas have clear and sunny conditions while low pressure ares have rainy conditions. But why while the hurricane eye has low pressure, it is very clam? And also, cold air is descending into the eye, shouldn't that be high pressure instead of low pressure? 2) I don't get the Coriolis Effect! The earth is rotating from west to east, so wouldn't all winds be deflected to the WEST when their original intention is to move straight north or south? But why in fact, the winds are deflected to the right in the northern hemisphere and deflected to the left in the southern hemisphere, as follows? Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!