NASSAU, BAHAMAS — With hurricane season fast approaching, meteorologists are predicting another busy one this year.
The season runs from June 1 to November 30, but some meteorologists have been lobbying for the season’s start date to be moved up to May 15.
Last year, there were nine named storms between May and July alone.
The Weather Company, a meteorology unit of tech giant IBM, has projected 18 named storms, eight hurricanes and three major hurricanes with Category 3 or greater wind speeds during the upcoming season in the Atlantic.
Despite the above-average forecast, the company does not anticipate conditions to be as favorable for a repeat of the hyperactive levels of storm formations and landfalls observed last year.