U.S. weather agency predicts “extremely active” Atlantic hurricane season

Washington, Aug. 6 the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center said on August 6 that the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season may be “extremely active.”. < p > < p > the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season outlook updated by the Meteorological Agency on the same day shows that there may be 19 to 25 named storms with sustained wind speeds of 39 miles per hour or more, of which 7 to 11 may evolve into hurricanes with sustained wind speeds of 74 miles per hour or more, including 3 to 6 strong hurricanes with sustained wind speeds of 111 miles per hour or more. The update modifies the agency’s forecast released in May, when it predicted that this year’s Atlantic hurricane season would be “above normal.”. The Atlantic hurricane season usually lasts from June 1 to November 30 each year. According to statistics, there are an average of 12 named storms in an Atlantic hurricane season, of which 6 evolved into hurricanes, including 3 strong hurricanes. This year, nine named storms have emerged in the Atlantic hurricane season, two of which have evolved into hurricanes. On August 4, the ninth tropical storm of Atlantic hurricane season and the second hurricane Isaias brought death to the east coast of the United States, killing at least five people.