2013 hurricane season to bring at least 15 cyclones in the Atlantic, experts say

April 17, 2013

Experts forecast an aggressive 2013 hurricane season that could bring up to 18 tropical cyclones to the Atlantic Ocean.

“We think that of these, at least eight could become hurricanes, while conditions in the Caribbean Sea could lead to the formation of at least four cyclones, and two of them could evolve into hurricanes,” said Daniel Poleo, an expert with the National Meteorological Institute.

A tropical cyclone formation is mainly due to changes in temperature. “The determining factor is the surface temperature of the sea. If it registers temperatures above 26.5 degrees Celsius [-3 F], there are high probabilities for the formation of a cyclone,” he added.

The first three hurricanes to form will be named Andrea, Barry and Chantal. “Names alternate between men and women, and they go in alphabetical order,” Poleo explained.

Last year, two hurricanes hit – “Michael” and “Sandy” – killing 147 people.

The Atlantic hurricane season lasts from June 1 to Nov. 30.

Facebook Comments

You may be interested

A washing machine ocean and a city of sin at the Essential Costa Rica Surf Pro 2018 in Jacó
sports
1130 views
sports
1130 views

A washing machine ocean and a city of sin at the Essential Costa Rica Surf Pro 2018 in Jacó

Manuel Martínez - October 14, 2018

One of the things I like most about surfing is the constant change. You’ll be surfing the best waves of…

A look back at our 5 questions for Costa Rican photographer Ivannia Alvarado
Weekend Arts Spotlight
776 views
Weekend Arts Spotlight
776 views

A look back at our 5 questions for Costa Rican photographer Ivannia Alvarado

Elizabeth Lang - October 14, 2018

Our Weekend Arts Spotlight feature has profiled a lot of artists and gone through several changes throughout the years. One…

Heavy rains hit Costa Rica: two dead, one missing; another tropical wave expected to hit tomorrow, red alerts issued
News
13927 views
News
13927 views

Heavy rains hit Costa Rica: two dead, one missing; another tropical wave expected to hit tomorrow, red alerts issued

Alexander Villegas - October 13, 2018

Two people died and one is missing after a tropical wave and heavy rains swept through Costa Rica late this…