Above Normal Atlantic Hurricane Season predicted Print E-mail
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Thursday, 30 May 2013 00:00

HurricaneThe National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting an above normal Atlantic hurricane season for 2013 with the likelihood that the season could be very active. According to the organization, there is a 70 percent probability that there will be up to 20 named storms. Of those, between 7 to 11 are expected to become hurricanes with 3 to 6 of those being major storms.

Hurricane names for this year will be Andrea, Barry, Chantal, Dorian, Erin, Fernand, Gabrielle, Humberto, Ingrid, Jerry, Karen, Lorenzo, Melissa, Nestor, Olga, Pablo, Rebekah, Sebastien, Tanya, Van and Wendy.

In the Pacific, Hurricane Barbara has formed and the western coast of Mexico was affected by this hurricane.