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01 May 2017 | 01:07 PM UTC

Caribbean region: Near-average 2017 hurricane season expected

Antigua and Barbuda News Alert

Researches forecast 11-12 named storms in 2017 Atlantic hurricane season; below average probability of hurricanes hitting US and Caribbean countries

TIMEFRAME expected from 4/27/2017, 12:00 AM until 4/27/2017, 11:59 PM (US/Eastern). COUNTRY/REGION United States, Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Cuba, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Bahamas, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada


Researchers at the US-based Colorado State University and the Weather Channel have issued their storm forecasts for the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season. They predict 11 to 12 named storms (annual median is 12.0), four to six hurricanes (median is 6.5), and two major hurricanes - i.e. category 3, 4, or 5 - (median is 2.0), with a below-average probability of hurricanes making landfall in the US and in Caribbean countries.

The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the US Air Force have begun holding events to assist communities in Mexico and the Caribbean in preparing for upcoming storms. Hurricane Matthew and Hurricane Otto caused severe damages in multiple Caribbean countries in 2016.


The Atlantic Hurricane season officially runs from June 1 to November 30; however, the short-lived Tropical Storm Arlene formed on April 20. The Pacific Hurricane season runs from May 15 to November 30.


Individuals traveling in hurricane-prone regions are advised to keep updated on storm forecasts via the NOAA website. In the event of a storm, follow all instructions issued by local authorities. ​


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