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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 →

Climate change may increase hurricane damage & losses: AIR-led report

Climate change and the future state of our climate may mean increased damage and ultimately insurance and reinsurance market losses from hurricanes, as more frequent storms and sea-level rise ramp up storm surge impacts in particular. This is the conclusion of a study undertaken by risk modeller AIR Worldwide, insurance and 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 →

Hurricane Katrina repeat with climate change could cost $200bn: Swiss Re

A repeat of 2005's hurricane Katrina hitting in an identical manner with exposure values as we see them now but with greater influence from climate change factors, could drive an economic loss of as high as $200 billion, according to analysis from Swiss Re. A new report from Swiss Re asks read the full article →

RMS updates its HWind hurricane forecasting products

Catastrophe risk modelling specialist RMS has updated its suite of HWind hurricane forecasting products, which are part of the RMS HWind Real-Time Analysis solution. Coming as the 2020 hurricane season moves towards the peak of what is forecast to be an incredibly active year, RMS' tools that help insurance, reinsurance and read the full article →

AIR updates U.S. hurricane & inland flood catastrophe models

Catastrophe risk modelling specialist AIR Worldwide announced this week some timely updates to its Hurricane and Inland Flood Models for the United States. With hurricane season now underway and all forecasts pointing to an active year for tropical storms near the U.S., AIR's risk model updates come at just the right read the full article →

Study finds hurricanes more destructive, most damaging more frequent

A new study looking at the damage caused by hurricanes since 1900 concludes that there is a trend towards larger and more destructive storms, while the most damaging of them are said to be occurring more frequently, with climate change and global warming said a driver. The subject of hurricane damage, read the full article →

RMS launches HWind forecasts for North Atlantic hurricanes

Catastrophe risk modelling specialist RMS has announced the launch of a new suite of hurricane forecasting products for the North Atlantic powered by RMS HWind. The tools are part of the firms RMS HWind Real-Time Analysis Solution suite and are designed to enable proactive decisions to be made as hurricanes approach read the full article →

No cat bond impact from hurricane Dorian: Plenum Investments

Specialist insurance-linked securities (ILS) investment manager Plenum said that given hurricane Dorian's path remained largely offshore of the United States, it does not expect the eventual insurance and reinsurance market loss will trigger any of its catastrophe bond positions. Zurich based specialist insurance-linked securities (ILS) and catastrophe bond investment manager Plenum read the full article →

CFAN forecasts 8 hurricanes, 2 U.S. landfalls, 1 Florida landfall in 2019

Having proved correct in forecasting that El Niño conditions would weaken and transition to ENSO neutral by peak hurricane season this year, Climate Forecast Applications Network (CFAN) has now raised its forecast for the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season, now expecting 8 hurricanes to form. Right back in April, Climate Forecast Applications read the full article →