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Experts Predict Intense 2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season

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Weather experts have predicted an intense 2024 Atlantic Hurricane season, with more named storms.

Tropical Storm Risk (TSR) has predicted the formation of 20 tropical storms, 9 of which are likely to escalate into hurricanes and 4 into intense or major hurricanes, potentially posing a significant threat.

Forecast firm Weather Bell, on the other hand, has opted for between 25 and 30 named storms, declaring that 2024 could be the “hurricane season from hell.”

In contrast, the Atlantic basin saw 20 named storms in 2023, ranking fourth for the most-named storms in a year since 1950.

Seven storms became hurricanes last year, and three intensified into major hurricanes.

Among last year’s weather systems, Tropical Storm Bret caused significant damage to Saint Lucia’s agriculture sector.

The Saint Lucia Meteorological Services Director, Andre Joyeux, explained that more effective hurricane predictions would come closer to the start of this year’s Atlantic Hurricane Season.

The season officially runs from June 1 to November 30 annually.

“But for now, we are monitoring a situation in which the El Nino is expected to change over into La Nina later this year and that could have some adverse effects on the hurricane season,” Joyeux told St. Lucia Times.

“We could have more named storms because the Atlantic Ocean is warmer than normal and expected to remain so. As you know, hurricanes feed off that warmth from the Oceans to make them more intense. So, this is an area of concern for this hurricane season,” the Meteorological Services Director stated.

Joyeux recalled that the Caribbean Climate Outlook Forum had predicted more rain in the latter part of the dry season.

As a result, he expected more rain just before the hurricane season starts.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. By my calculations and observations, St. Lucia has an 80% chance to be affected by a storm this year. Please take note and be prepared.

  2. The ” Naming ” of simple rain storms BEFORE they become hurricanes is RIDICULOUS ! ….  Names should ONLY be used WHEN and ONLY WHEN they become an ACTUAL Hurricane …. Otherwise it is just foolish and ridiculous HYPE !

  3. Exactly anonymous, and every year they trying to scare people wit dat deh name callin’ it’s ridiculous, but in all honesty WASCO needs 100% attention SLP, 2 months no water is absolutely inexcusable, thankfully Timothy J. Is gone from Wasco bc he ran it into the ground that man, so with Zilta an King ect. hopefully things will be looked after and maintained and balanced more!!! Please focus on desitling and new building developments, residential building, hotel building water should be trippled and pools should have a huge massive additional charge costs an taxes!,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,!! Not the people suffering with inconsistent flow distribution…. Go after the Hotels who evade taxes ect………. I Thank You.

  4. Me doing research. 🧐 omg this hurricane season needs to be monitored. Waters r on fire!! The Atlantic is warmer than normal!! We seeing temps in the 80s and 90s that we normally don’t see till the heart of hurricane season. Now not trying to freak anyone out but it’s best if u get prepared now. Don’t wait til the last minute because that’s where u will be in very much trouble. The Gulf of Mexico is on fire. Meteorology people r saying if a storm enters the Gulf it may very much rapidly intensify!!! And quickly QUICKLY become and major hurricane and threaten land. Mother Nature is nothing to play with. She can nice and she can be mean. It’s up to you wat u do. La Nino looks to return e second half of hurricane season. Plz don’t wait til last minute. Meteorology is one of my majors and me personally I’ve been doing a lot of studying!!! Plz not trying to scare yall but all we wait for now is Colorado state university and the national hurricane centers numbers. Let’s see where it all goes.

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