The 2022 Atlantic Coast hurricane season will be stronger than normal with between three to six or more Category 3 hurricanes, according to forecasts Tuesday from the US weather services. From June 1 to November 30, experts anticipate between 14 and 21 named storms, three to six of which could become major hurricanes carrying winds of at least 178 km / h. If these projections prove correct, it will be the seventh consecutive season with above-normal activity, explained Rick Spinrad, head of the United States Agency for Oceanic and Atmospheric Observations (NOAA). your neighborhood or your community,” he added during a press conference. “Preparation is paramount.” Stronger and longer According to the agency, the high number of tropical storms forecast this season is linked to the La Niña climatic phenomenon, usually characterized by abnormally low water temperatures, at temperatures warmer than the normal to the surface of the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, to weaker trade winds in the Atlantic and to stronger monsoon rains in West Africa. The latter element favors a reinforcement of the African tropical waves , which contribute to creating the strongest and longest lasting hurricanes. The 2021 hurricane season was the third most active in terms of named storms, according to US weather services.
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