As the North Atlantic hurricane season enters its traditional peak period, the US National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration (NOAA) has adjusted its forecast to monitor the conditions which impact cyclonic activity, according to the UN weather agency, WMO, on Friday. The conditions do still point towards an “above-normal” 2022 Atlantic hurricane season, according to NOAA’s annual mid-season update issued by the Climate Prediction Center, a division of the United States’ National Weather Service. NOAA forecasters have decreased the likelihood of an above-normal season – which could herald more devastating storms for the Caribbean and east coast of the US – from 65 per cent in May, to 60 per cent in most recent estimates. However, the likelihood of “near-normal” activity has risen to 30 per cent, from a previous estimate of just 10 per cent.
By UN News. August 5, 2022.
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