Local August 8, 2019 | 1:43 pm

USA forecast 5 to 9 hurricanes in the remainder of the cyclone season

  • The prediction of the US National Ocean and Atmosphere Administration


MIAMI.- The hurricane season in the Atlantic, which is close to Ecuador, could increase slightly with between 5 and 9 hurricanes, of which between 2 and 4 would be a higher category, as announced on Thursday by the National Oceanic Administration and US atmosphere (NOAA).

The federal agency believes that there is now a 45% chance that it is an “above normal” season, a percentage higher than the 30% predicted last May, Gerry Bell, a leading meteorologist at the press conference in Miami, said at a press conference in Miami. NOAA Climate Prediction Center.

According to the expert, oceanic and atmospheric patterns show that conditions are now more favorable for hurricane activity than normal, partly because the El Niño phenomenon is over.

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