The hurricane season in the Atlantic in 2012: expected average activity

Buenos Aires (Infobae). A few days ago the director of the National Hurricane Center (NHC, USA) Bill Reid (Bill Read) said that in the upcoming Atlantic hurricane season should expect the average activity of cyclones. Recall that the hurricane season in the Atlantic and the Caribbean officially begins July 1 and ends Nov. 30.

The average hurricane season in the Atlantic and the Caribbean generates 12.1 tropical storms, 6.4 of which reach hurricane strength. In the last decade, the region has increased cyclonic activity. Thus, in 2011, there were 19 tropical storms, of which seven developed into hurricanes, including three major hurricanes reached power.

According to Bill Reed, reduced activity of cyclones, compared to last year, will help to lower the temperature of the ocean surface, which, in turn, has a decisive influence on the activity of the climate phenomenon La-Ninya/El-Nino (La Nina / La Nino) . As experts, formed in 2010, La Niña, now continues to lose its force, ready to give way to the global climate stage El Niño.

The official forecast National Hurricane Center (NHC) will be published in the second half of May.


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