The Atlantic threatens once again days to close a record hurricane season


Days after the end of a hurricane season that has broken activity records, the Atlantic again threatens the formation of two new Meteorological phenomena that could make this year something completely unusual, reported this Friday the National Hurricane Center (NHC, in English).

American meteorologists track two spots in the Atlantic waters, which are predicted to turn into tropical depressions in the next five days.

The first of these, located several hundred kilometers southeast of Bermuda, leaves rains and thunderstorms and environmental conditions are expected to become more conducive for the low pressure system to gain strength as it moves towards the northeast ahead of a frontal system.

Experts give it a 40% chance of the formation of a subtropical system, while the second is 20% early next week as it remains north of the Spanish Canary Islands and slowly moves west and southwest. from Portugal.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA, in English) has described as “extremely active” the current hurricane season in the Atlantic account, which officially ends on the next day 30, although it warns that there may be “Tropical storms continue to develop after that day. “

The current hurricane season is drawing to a close with a record 30 named storms, 12 of which made landfall in the continental United States.

Of the 30 tropical storms, 13 became hurricanes (with maximum winds of at least 74 miles per hour or 119 km / h), including six major hurricanes (with winds from 111 m / h or 178 km / h).

This is the highest number of tropical storms recorded in a single year, surpassing 28 in 2005, and the second highest number of hurricanes on record.

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Such a quantity of storms forced to use the letters of the Greek alphabet as names for the second time, after 2005.

Among them were the powerful Hurricanes Eta and Iota, which this November swept through Central America, where they left a trail of destruction and death in Nicaragua, Honduras and Guatemala.


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