2020 Atlantic hurricane season

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Tropical storm Bertha forms as second pre-season storm of 2020

Tropical storm Bertha has formed off the coast of South Carolina to become the second named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season and relatively unusually the second to form before the official start of the season on June 1st.Tropical storm Bertha does not pose a major threat to the read the full article →

Covid-19 to increase hurricane losses, widespread events the most: KCC

Hurricane loss events that impact a particularly widespread area, even with lower wind speeds, could be the catastrophes that see a much greater degree of loss amplification and inflation due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, according to Karen Clark & Company.The catastrophe risk modelling specialists highlighted in a report that read the full article →

Hurricane season forecast for “above-normal” activity: NOAA

The 2020 Atlantic tropical storm and hurricane season is forecast to have a 60% chance of "above-normal" levels of activity by NOAA, with the agency calling for between 6 and 10 hurricanes to form over the coming months.The forecast from NOAA joins almost every other in calling for a season read the full article →

UK Met Office calls for above average Atlantic hurricane season

The United Kingdom's weather forecaster the Met Office, the national meteorological service for the UK, has joined calls for an above average level of hurricane activity to occur during the 2020 Atlantic tropical storm season with its long-range forecast for the season ahead.The UK Met Office has forecast 13 named read the full article →

Tropical storm Arthur tracks NC coast. Cyclone Amphan threatens India/Bangladesh

Tropical storm Arthur, the first named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, formed at the weekend off the coast of Florida as an early reminder of the months to come. Arthur remains a weak tropical storm and is expected to near the North Carolina coast but then curve out read the full article →

Early tropical storm Arthur likely to form near Florida & Bahamas

The first tropical or subtropical storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is seen as likely to form and be officially named in the coming day or so, somewhere between Florida and the north Bahamas, with storm Arthur set to provide an early start to this year's season.The Atlantic tropical read the full article →

Pandemic could inflate hurricane industry losses by up to 20%: RMS

Catastrophe risk modelling specialist RMS has said that a hurricane striking the United States while pandemic restrictions remain in place could end up inflating the ultimate insurance and reinsurance industry loss by up to 20%.RMS looks at post-loss amplification as part of its normal catastrophe risk modelling process and in read the full article →

Hurricane outlooks for 2020 call for significant even hyperactive season

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season looks increasingly like it will be a season to watch for insurance, reinsurance and insurance-linked securities (ILS) interests, as the latest outlook forecasts to emerge raise the number of tropical storms and hurricanes expected during the season even further.After our last update on prospects for read the full article →

Atlantic hurricane season forecast for 25% above normal activity by TSR

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season could see activity levels that are around 25% above the long-term norm, according to Tropical Storm Risk which has increased its forecast number of storms and hurricanes in its latest update.The Tropical Storm Risk (TSR) hurricane forecasting team, an insurance and reinsurance industry supported venture, read the full article →

Hurricane forecasts for 2020 point to above average season

Hurricane forecasts for the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season so far point to an above average year of activity ahead, with the early forecasts suggesting meteorological similarities with some particularly active historical seasons.The insurance, reinsurance and insurance-linked securities (ILS) market always watches the tropics with trepidation, given the potential for significant read the full article →