2013 Atlantic hurricane season

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Quietest hurricane season in decades to lower reinsurance prices: Fitch

The 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season, now officially over, will go down in the records as a season resulting in a particularly low-level of insured losses. Ratings agency Fitch said yesterday that it believes the benign hurricane season will exacerbate reinsurance rate declines.Fitch said that it expects the quietest hurricane season read the full article →

What if a Super Typhoon Haiyan hit Miami?

As we approach the last weeks of a relatively benign Atlantic hurricane season, which officially ends 30th November, we shift our thoughts across the world to the potential devastation that may be caused by Super Typhoon Haiyan in the coming hours.Super Typhoon Haiyan (Category 5) is one of the most read the full article →

Tropical storm Karen forms, first hurricane threat to Gulf coast of 2013

The eleventh named storm, tropical storm Karen, of the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season has formed in the southern Gulf of Mexico beween Cuba and Mexico and is forecast to become hurricane Karen before making landfall somewhere between New Orleans and the Florida Panhandle.Tropical storm Karen is the first real threat read the full article →

Tropical storm Ingrid threatens Mexico with rainfall, MultiCat cat bond looks safe

Tropical storm Ingrid, the ninth named storm of the 2013 Atlantic tropical storm and hurricane season, has formed in the far western Gulf of Mexico. Tropical storm Ingrid is expected to head for the Tampico area threatening Mexico with extreme rainfall as it moves forwards.Interestingly, tropical storm Ingrid is heading read the full article →

Tropical storm Humberto set to become hurricane

The tropical Atlantic has warmed up and the latest and eighth storm of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season, tropical storm Humberto, is spinning in the mid-Atlantic with winds of 60mph and forecasts believe Humberto will become a hurricane over the next 24 hours.Despite the forecasts for Humberto to reach hurricane read the full article →

Tropical storm Gabrielle forms in Caribbean, no threat to U.S.

The seventh named tropical storm of the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season has formed in the Caribbean. Yesterday a tropical depression intensified into tropical storm Gabrielle, which currently sits close to Puerto Rico and is forecast to pass between it and the Dominican Republic.Tropical storm Gabrielle has maximum sustained winds of read the full article →

Tropical activity increasing, tropical storm Erin likely within a day

The Atlantic and Caribbean tropics are heating up and forecasters suggest that storm formation will become increasingly likely over the coming days. The race is on to see who will claim the name of tropical storm Erin, with tropical depression 5 in the far eastern Atlantic, while a depression in read the full article →

Forecasters reduce hurricane season predictions, slightly

Two of the forecasters we follow for their updates on the Atlantic tropical storm and hurricane season have reduced their predictions for the number of storms that will intensify to hurricane or severe hurricane status. Both of the forecasters continue to predict an above average 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season.We're already read the full article →

Tropical storm Dorian, fourth of season, forms in Atlantic

The fourth named tropical storm of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season has formed today in the eastern Atlantic ocean, not far to the south and west of Cape Verde. It's the first named storm of 2013 to have originated off the east coast of Africa, a traditional hurricane breeding ground.Tropical read the full article →

Tropical storm Chantal forms, takes aim at Caribbean islands

The third named tropical storm of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season has formed in the Atlantic ocean and is heading west-northwestward towards the Caribbean Lesser Antilles. Tropical storm Chantal currently carries maximum sustained winds of 40mph, is expected to intensify and track through the Caribbean islands towards the U.S. mainland.Tropical read the full article →