Tropical Weather Forecast: Atlantic Basin
March 20, 2007
LONDON—Atlantic hurricane and tropical storm activity will be 75% higher than usual this year according to Tropical Storm Risk. This is an increase from the 60% forecast issued last December. TSR’s March FORECAST IS THE HIGHEST SINCE THEIR RECORDS BEGAN 23 YEARS AGO. The main predictions include an 86% probability of an above-normal Atlantic hurricane season; 17 tropical storms for the Atlantic basin as a whole (with nine of these being hurricanes and four being intense hurricanes); an 85% probability of above-normal US landfalling hurricane activity; five tropical storm strikes on the U.S.; two tropical storm strikes on the Caribbean Lesser Antilles.
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