Despite the initial predictions, one of the most important factors of how the hurricane season develops in the Atlantic is the global climate under the influence of El Niño and La Niña. Before continuing, let us explain:
What is the phenomenon of the El Niño?
El Niño is a phenomenon related to the warming of the equatorial, cyclic eastern Pacific, which occurs every eight years and lasts for 8-10 months. It is the warm phase of the equatorial Pacific climate pattern. It is a phenomenon that causes innumerable damages to the intertropical and equatorial zone, mainly due to heavy rains.
AccuWeather predicts that the current phase and intensity of El Niño should continue throughout the summer, including August, September and October. “If this current El Niño continues or strengthens, then the amount of tropical storms and hurricanes will be near or below normal,” AccuWeather said. “If El Niño weakens and becomes
neutral, the amount of tropical storms and hurricanes could be higher than normal.” Regardless of how the season ends, AccuWeather warns that everyone living along the coast should have a hurricane prevention plan.
AccuWeather, based on this prediction, says that now is the time to start planning. FB Doors recommends the installation of impact doors and windows to fight against possible hurricane damage from June to November.
Check out the AccuWeather article to find out more: