Wx Centre 2016 Hurricane Forecast

Posted by on Monday, May 23, 2016

Hurricane season officially begins on June 1, 2016, and will end on November 30, 2016.

Wx Centre has released our forecast for this season.

Tropical Storms

Hurricanes

Major Hurricane

13

7

2

Normal: 12

Normal: 6

Normal: 2

Earlier this year on January 7, the National Hurricane Center noted the potential for an extratropical low 685 km west-southwest of Bermuda to gain subtropical or tropical characteristics over subsequent days, as it tracked across the central Atlantic. Convection began to coalesce near the center of the low on January 13, leading to the formation of Subtropical Storm Alex. Alex is the first tropical or subtropical storm to form in January since 1978, and only the fourth known tropical or subtropical cyclone formation during the month on record.

When Alex became a hurricane at 15:00 UTC on January 14, it marked only the second recorded hurricane formation in January, with the other being Hurricane One in 1938.

On January 15, the NHC issued its last advisory on Hurricane Alex, as the system transitioned back into an extratropical cyclone.

On January 17, Alex was absorbed by another extratropical cyclone, in the southern Labrador Sea.



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