Chantal and Dorian: the meteorologists told likely about 9 hurricanes in the Atlantic

Experts predict the National oceanic and atmospheric administration (NOAA) said that the weather conditions now are most favorable for hurricane activity in excess of the norm, because El Nino has ended.

This year in the Atlantic already formed two «named» storms, and now there are peak months of the hurricane season, from August to October.

«NOAA will continue to provide updated information during hurricane season, said Neil Jacobs, acting administrator of NOAA. — Armed with next-generation satellites, severe weather patterns, aircraft-hunters hurricanes and the expertise of our forecasters, we are ready to inform the community, to help save lives.»

Chantal and Dorian: the meteorologists told likely about 9 hurricanes in the AtlanticPhoto: NOAA

The likelihood of Atlantic hurricane season, which is higher than normal, increased to 45% (compared to 30% of the forecast, released in may). And the probability of below normal activity fell to 20%.

Currently, NOAA expects to 10-17 personal storms (with wind speeds 39 mph or more), of which 5 to 9 will become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or more), including 2-4 powerful hurricane (winds of 111 mph or more).

This updated forecast covers the entire six-month hurricane season, which ends November 30.

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«El niño typically suppresses hurricane activity in the Atlantic, but now that he has passed, we expect more intense months,» said Gerry bell, lead seasonal forecaster NOAA.

The next named storm in the Atlantic will be named Chantal and Dorian.