Alert for possible Atlantic hurricane season
The meteorological authorities reported yesterday that it is expected that the current Atlantic hurricane season will be more active than normal, although there could be less cyclones than the anticipated by the entity in its May report.
Gerry Bell, leader of the team that predicts the hurricane season for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) pointed out that the characteristics of two of the four storms that have occurred this year in the depths of the tropical Atlantic, have given evidence of an active season for 2013 which runs from June 1 to November 30.
During this period there will be around 19 named storms (maximum winds of 39 mph or more), including 6 to 9 hurricanes (maximum winds of 119 km/h or more), of which 3 to 5 could be major hurricanes (category 3, 4 or 5; winds at least 154 km/h).
This forecast includes the tropical storms Andrea, Barry, Chantal, Doria, that hit some islands of the Caribbean and Florida.