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Inflation to “sharply increase” hurricane claims costs, warns Swiss Re

Swiss Re has warned that insurance and reinsurance firms will face increased indemnity costs after land-falling hurricanes in the United States this year, as inflationary factors are set to drive claims amounts higher. In summarising what to expect from the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season, according to the forecasts, Swiss Re also read the full article →

Tropical storm Claudette forecast as first US named landfall of 2021 season

Tropical storm Claudette is now forecast as likely to be named in the coming hours and make the first landfall of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season, with the latest forecasts suggesting that sustained winds could near 45 mph, while torrential rain, flooding and some tornadoes are forecast for the Louisiana read the full article →

2021 Atlantic hurricane forecast maintained above-average by CSU

Tropical storm and hurricane research meteorologists at Colorado State University have today issued an updated forecast for activity during the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season, continuing to call for an above-average season with 8 hurricanes, 4 of them expected to become major storms. The team at Colorado State University (CSU) also continue read the full article →

Artemis Live interview: RMS’ new North Atlantic hurricane model update

For our latest Artemis Live interview we were joined by Jeff Waters and Ben Brookes from catastrophe risk modeller RMS, to discuss the latest update to the RMS North Atlantic hurricane model and how the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market should think about this evolution in modelling hurricane risk. RMS has recently read the full article →

Seasonal forecast raised to 9 Atlantic hurricanes, 4 major for 2021, by TSR

Tropical Storm Risk (TSR) has increased its forecast for the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season in its latest update, with the team now predicting 9 Atlantic hurricanes, 4 of which are forecast to be major Category 3 or greater. At the same time, the TSR forecast team now predicts activity levels that read the full article →

NOAA forecasts 60% chance of above-normal hurricane activity

The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has now issued its first forecast for the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season, saying that it expects a 60% chance of above-normal activity levels, but not to the degree seen a year ago. NOAA said that its Climate Prediction Center, that provides the season read the full article →

Atlantic forecast for average hurricane season in 2021: UK Met Office

The UK's Met Office has forecast an average hurricane season in the Atlantic basin for 2021, with storm and hurricane levels expected to roughly match the 1991 to 2020 average. The forecast is actually the lowest of all those we track on our 2021 Atlantic hurricane season page, as the others read the full article →

More hurricane forecasts call for above-average 2021 Atlantic season

Two more 2021 Atlantic hurricane season forecasts from teams that we track here at Artemis have now been published and both echo other forecast teams we've already covered, in calling for this year to see hurricane activity above both the long and near-term averages. Hurricane season is now fast-approaching for the read the full article →

2021 hurricane season forecast 25-30% above long-term avg: TSR

The latest forecast update for the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season from Tropical Storm Risk (TSR) raises the teams prediction for number of named storms and hurricanes slightly, suggesting activity levels that could be up to 30% above the long-term average. The hurricane season forecast from Tropical Storm Risk (TSR) is the read the full article →

‘Average’ season now has 2 more named storms, 1 more hurricane: NOAA

NOAA has updated the concept of an 'average' Atlantic hurricane season, shifting the 30-year period forwards by a decade, which now means the benchmark average year contains two more named tropical storms and one more hurricane than before. It means the definition of an 'average' hurricane season is now based on read the full article →