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NOAA considering earlier start to Atlantic hurricane season

The official start of the Atlantic hurricane season could be moved earlier by up to two weeks, if officials from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) decide that the recent historical climatology warrants an extension to the season. Currently, the Atlantic hurricane season officially begins on June 1st and runs until read the full article →

Hurricane activity could be elevated in 2021, say Swiss Re, CSU & TSR

The climate conditions seen in the North Atlantic ocean at the moment are conducive to the formation of tropical storms and hurricanes, so suggest a chance of elevated hurricane activity in 2021 and beyond, according to global reinsurance firm Swiss Re, something the main forecasters are also pointing towards. The 2020 read the full article →

The 2020 hurricane season – a story of storm frequency & rapid intensification

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season comes to its official close today and two factors characterise what has been a record-setting season in many ways, the frequency of tropical storms and their rapid intensification, especially as they close in on landfall. The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season saw a record number of named read the full article →

Hurricane Iota could hit Category 5 before Central America landfall

Hurricane Iota has rapidly strengthened into a major hurricane and will bring catastrophic and life-threatening impacts to a Central American region that has yet to recover from the impacts of recent storm Eta. Hurricane Iota formed in the Caribbean in recent days and is taking a similar path to major hurricane read the full article →

Hurricanes destructive power to extend further inland as climate warms: Study

A new study looking at the effects of climate change on hurricanes and tropical cyclones suggests that the insurance, reinsurance and insurance-linked securities (ILS) industry may need to prepare for storms that cause even wider swathes of damage and losses, with a warmer world linked to damage extending further inland. It's read the full article →

Tropical storm Eta’s soaking to continue in second Florida landfall

Tropical storm Eta is turning north and heading for the Gulf Coast of Florida, where the storm is expected to deliver a second soaking blow to the state, having caused flash flooding further south in its initial path. Tropical storm Eta's journey around the Caribbean, Florida straits and Gulf of Mexico read the full article →

Florida firmly in the cone for a strengthening resurgence of hurricane Eta

The state of Florida is firmly in the cone of uncertainty for the soon to develop tropical system that emerges out of the remnants of recent hurricane Eta, as longer-range forecasts we discussed earlier this week now have an increasing chance of verifying. Having slammed Nicaragua with a devastating blow at read the full article →

Hurricane Zeta onshore loss up to $5bn, offshore up to $500m: RMS

Catastrophe risk modeller RMS has now weighed in with its estimate of insurance and reinsurance industry losses likely to come from recent hurricane Zeta's impacts to the United States and it's a little higher than other modeller estimates. RMS said that it expects hurricane Zeta's onshore insured losses will be between read the full article →

Hurricane Eta to hit Nicaragua. Some forecasts suggest potential U.S. threat

Hurricane Eta is forecast to make landfall in Nicaragua, Central America early on Tuesday local time, with significant and catastrophic impacts likely. Further ahead, some of the weather models show hurricane Eta moving back into the Caribbean next week with a chance of the storm becoming a U.S. threat as read the full article →

AIR sees Zeta onshore U.S. loss below $3.5bn, CoreLogic below $4bn

Catastrophe risk modeller AIR Worldwide estimates that hurricane Zeta's onshore wind and storm surge insured losses in the United States will be less than $3.5 billion, with the bottom-end of its range far lower at $1.5 billion. Meanwhile, CoreLogic has also released an estimate, saying that it expects hurricane Zeta's insurance read the full article →