There have been updates to two of the most respected Atlantic tropical storm and hurricane season forecasts.
First, the Tropical Storm Risk consortium have slightly moderated it’s forecast from it’s April one. They still predict a 20% above average season (they predicted 35% above average in April), with 14 named storms in the Atlantic basin, 7 of which will become hurricanes with 3 being intense.
Colorado State University have today released their latest forecast which hasn’t been moderated since their last issue. They still predict 15 named storms, 8 attaining hurricane strength and 4 becoming intense with wind speeds of at least 111 miles per hour.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center is predicting a similar season with 12-16 named storms, 6-9 hurricanes with 2-5 being major.
Looks like we are in for a busy and active season this year.
The forecasts can be accessed by visiting our 2008 Atlantic Tropical Storm & Hurricane page.