WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) – The National Weather Service in the USA is expecting an above-average hurricane season over the Atlantic this year. From June to the end of November, up to ten hurricanes are expected, of which up to six could be very severe cyclones, the NOAA weather agency said on Thursday. There are an average of six hurricanes per year across the Atlantic, three of which are becoming storms of great magnitude.
In view of available climate data and the higher water temperature in the Atlantic and the Caribbean, the probability of a normal season is only 30 percent, that of a below-average even only 10 percent, it was said.
While people in America are currently focusing on easing the corona requirements and returning to normality, preparing for the upcoming hurricane season remains “crucial”, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross warned ./jbz/DP/he