What will the 2017 hurricane season be like?

Hurricane Irene viewed by satellite

Hurricanes Talking about them is not usually a reason for joy, especially when we remember names like Katrina or Matthew. Both reached Category 5 on the Saffir-Simpson scale, and both caused significant damage and loss. Yet every year we must.

Little by little the experts are encouraged to make their forecasts, although the season will not start until June 1. Global Weather Oscillations Meteorologists Expect Up To Six Hurricanes. But not only that, it could be the most intense season since 2005.

Global Weather Oscillations has used data from the seasons of the last 8 years, including the prediction of hurricanes from the Atlantic Basin which includes the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico. Thus, they foresee that this year 12 storms and 6 hurricanes will form, of which 2 or 3 could be important. So, it will be a year in which, again, these formations will be on the news again.

And, ocean water temperature is higher than normal, especially in the Caribbean region and near the United States. If we take into account that hurricanes need to feed on warm waters, around 22ºC, we could be talking about the season that will cause the most damage in these regions in the last 12 years, despite the fact that El Niño remains asleep.

The names for the 2017 season will be the following: Arlene, Bret, Cindy, Don, Emily, Franklin, Gert, Harvey, Irma, Jose, Katia, Lee, Maria, Nate, Ophelia, Philippe, Rina, Sean, Tammy, Vince, Withney.

Hurricane Katrina

As you can see, there is no Matthew and no Katrina. This is due to names associated with hurricanes that cause so much damage are no longer used.

Last year was a year to remember, with 14 storms and 6 hurricanes, three of which were very destructive. But we will have to be attentive to what may happen in 2017.

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