Hurricane season begins today - will it be another active one?

Hurricane season has begun!

Jun 1, 2021, 5:05 PM

Updated 1,110 days ago


Hurricane season begins today - will it be another active one?
June 1 marks the beginning of hurricane season, and it is predicted to be another active one.
Scientists point to a neutral El Nino phase in the Pacific Ocean, warmer water temperatures in the Atlantic and Caribbean, and an enhanced west African monsoon as factors for the above-average forecast.
The 2020 hurricane season was one for the ages. A whopping 30 named storms formed, exhausting the English alphabet and forcing the National Hurricane Center to dip into Greek letters for just the second time.
Likely spurred on by that, a secondary hurricane list was created for the 2021 and subsequent years, as the Greek letter names were found to be confusing.
While the hurricane forecast is above average, experts say that we are highly unlikely to come close to the record-smashing 2020 season. 
For the seventh year in a row, the season will not be starting with a name that begins with an 'A'. Every year since 2015 has seen a tropical system occur before the official start of the season. Subtropical Storm Ana formed near Bermuda last month.

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