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Most active season yet, say experts


Most active season yet, say experts

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Acting Director of Barbados Meteorological Services, Sonia Nurse and a team of experts from the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH), including Dr Cedric Van Meer Beeck, climatologist, Adrian Trotman, Agro-meteorologist, Shawn Boyce, chief hydrologist and Kathy-Ann Caesar, Chief Meteorologist have been commenting on the situation.

The CIMH noted, “The indicators for a potentially active hurricane season were apparent early in the year leading all the major Atlantic hurricane season forecast to suggest an above average season.”

The weather officials said this could potentially be the most active season since 2010 and it could run out of names, as happened in 2005.

“This is well in line with the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) August update of their Atlantic hurricane season forecast calling for potentially the most active season since at least 2010. Indeed, by some measures, the intensity of the 2010 and 2017 Atlantic hurricane seasons are now nearly ex-aequo (on par with), with more than two months left before the official end of the hurricane season on November 30,” the CIMH said. (BARBADOS NATION)

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