Powerful hurricanes could strike New York City and Boston

MAJOR US cities will be under serious threat of Godzilla hurricanes, as wild weather patterns move closer to the northeastern coast of America.

New research has found cities on the northeastern coast of the United States will be struck with powerful weather events more often.

For the past several hundred years, crazy weather patterns that cause hurricanes have been moving away from the western Caribbean, towards the northwestern coast of America.

According to researchers at Durham University in the UK and the University of New Mexico, New York City, Boston, Philadelphia and Portland could all be in the firing line in the future and cities need to prepare for potential devastating hurricanes.

Water floods the New York Plaza Shops in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Picture: Allison Joyce/Getty Images/AFPSource:AFP
Water floods the New York Plaza Shops in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Picture: Allison Joyce/Getty Images/AFPSource:AFP

About 10.8 million people live in the cities combined, meaning tragedy could strike at the new hurricane hot spots.

The researchers found the number of hurricanes occurring in the Caribbean island of Belize, had decreased significantly over time.

The researchers compared those findings with hurricane records from Bermuda, an island territory in the North Atlantic Ocean, and Florida, on the southeastern coast of America.

That showed that Cape Verde hurricanes lurking around the Caribbean, had shifted up north.

The hurricane’s new track is a result of increased carbon dioxide emissions.

 The rising emissions have expanded the Hadley cell, a pattern of circulated air in the Earth’s tropical belt, which has pushed the hurricane’s track further north, taking it away from the Caribbean and towards places like New York City.

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