The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said in its updated forecast on August 7 that the Atlantic hurricane season in 2020 will be extremely active, with the number of named storms almost twice that of previous years. < / P > < p > the agency expects 19 to 25 named storms in the hurricane season starting June 1. Of these, 7 to 11 are expected to become hurricanes, of which 3 to 6 will develop into category 3 or more. Generally speaking, the hurricane season produces an average of 12 named storms. Greg bell, chief seasonal hurricane forecaster at NOAA’s climate prediction center, said the agency had never predicted as many as 25 storms in a hurricane season. According to the report, by the beginning of August, only two named storms formed, compared with nine so far. A storm system, if named, must have a maximum sustained wind speed of 39 miles per hour or more. If the WMO’s 21 storm names are used up before the end of the hurricane season, meteorologists may be forced to name hurricanes in Greek letters. Not all storms will land, bell added. He pointed out that other weather patterns will affect the number of hurricanes landing. But bell and National Weather Service Director Luis ucherini said people in coastal areas should be aware of the increased risks and be prepared accordingly. The latest forecast released by Colorado State University on May 5 is similar to the NOAA assessment. Colorado State University predicts 24 named storms this hurricane season, including five Category 3 or above. According to the report, the 2020 hurricane season can already match the record breaking 2005 hurricane season. So far, the two strongest are Hannah and Isaias, which caused serious floods and storms.