The continuation of the weakness of the El Nino phenomenon is being given as the main reason for the prediction that the 2019 hurricane season which begins in June to be slightly below normal activity.
According to the Colorado State University, one of the leading seasonal hurricane forecasters, the hurricane season will have 13 named storms, five hurricanes and two major hurricanes with winds of above 178 kilometers per hour.
The University was quoted as saying by online news source Caribbean News Service – that the current weak El Niño event appears likely to persist and perhaps even strengthen this summer/fall.
It further stated that it is anticipated that a slightly below-average probability for major hurricanes making landfall along the continental United States coastline and in the Caribbean.
As is the case with all hurricane seasons, coastal residents are reminded that it only takes one hurricane making landfall to make it an active season for them. They should prepare the same for every season, regardless of how much activity is predicted,” the university said.