(DAILY MAIL) – 2020 is expected to be the fifth consecutive year that the Atlantic basin can expect ‘above normal’ tropical activity as it heads into hurricane season, according to a forecast released this week.
Meteorologist from Accuweather, including top forecaster Dan Kottlowksi, are anticipating between 14 to 18 storms during the season this year.
Seven to nine of those storms could be hurricanes, with two to four expected to become major hurricanes.
‘It’s going to be an above-normal season,’ Kottlowski said. ‘On a normal year, we have around 12 storms, six hurricanes and roughly three major hurricanes.’
Hurricane season typically lasts from June 1 through November 30.
2019’s hurricane season marked the fourth consecutive year of above-average activity in the Atlantic basin. The season tied with 1969 as the fourth-worst hurricane season on record.
The 2019 season included 18 storms throughout the period, including hurricane Dorian, and caused some $11billion in damage.