A “very very active” hurricane season according to Environment Canada

A “very very active” hurricane season according to Environment Canada
A “very very active” hurricane season according to Environment Canada

The Canadian Hurricane Center expects a “very very active” season in the Atlantic Ocean.

The organization under the umbrella of Environment and Climate Change Canada is based on forecasts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released last week.

The US National Hurricane Center is forecasting between 17 and 25 named storms between 1er June and November 30, a record well above the annual normal which is around 14.

The high water temperature in the Atlantic combined with the La Niña phenomenon in the Pacific Ocean favors the development of storms, both in frequency and intensity, summarizes meteorologist Bob Robichaud.


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Of the 17 to 25 named storms, between eight and 13 are expected to be assigned hurricane status while four to seven of them could surpass the minimum intensity threshold to be classified as “major.”

Bob Robichaud points out, however, that they lose intensity as they rise towards the north and that post-tropical storms, more frequent in Canada, are more affected by variations in air temperature.

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Environment and Climate Change Canada notes the importance of preparing for possible power outages, in particular by knowing how to use backup equipment such as generators.

Throughout the hurricane season, the department tracks the path of storms that could strike Canadian coasts.


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