The hurricane season in the Atlantic could be “extremely active,” with up to ten hurricanes, six of which could be very powerful, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said Thursday.

Experts from this agency released Thursday their forecasts for the hurricane season in the Atlantic basin, which officially begins on June 1 and ends on November 30, and did not bring good news for the affected regions, especially in the Caribbean and southeast of the United States.

NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center predicted a likely range of 13 to 19 named tropical storms – winds of 63 kilometers per hour (km/h), of which 6 to 10 could become hurricanes, with winds of 119 km/h, of which 3 to 6 could become major hurricanes, i.e. maximum sustained winds of 178 km/h or more.

NOAA provides these ranges with 70% confidence and recalled that an average hurricane season produces 12 named storms, of which 6 become hurricanes, including 3 major cyclones.


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