The idea has been around for decades but weather scientists have labelled it a myth and potentially disastrous.
Donald Trump has reportedly asked about the possibility of using nuclear bombs to stop hurricanes hitting the US.
The US president has “suggested multiple times” to national security and Homeland Security officials that they explore the idea, according to US news site Axios.
Mr Trump is said to have asked “why don’t we nuke them?” during a hurricane briefing at the White House in the first year or so of his presidency.
One source, who was reportedly at the meeting, told the site the president had suggested dropping a bomb “inside the eye of the hurricane” to disrupt the storms as they form off the coast of Africa.