St. John’s Antigua- The hurricane season this year is more active than initially anticipated by forecasters.
With 14 storms so far, the season is more active than predicted and more active than the average since 1981.
Forecaster Orvin Paige explains…
Hurricane experts at the Colorado State University anticipated 10 named storms, and 4 hurricanes, 2 of which would be major hurricanes, that is category 3 or higher.
The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted 9 to 15 storms, and 4 to 8 hurricanes, of which 3 would be major.
Paige says that as we are now at the peak of the hurricane season, conditions are apt for the formation of storms.
The island may be in for up to one inch of rain between Sunday and Monday as a moderate to strong tropical wave approaches the Leeward islands.
The wave has a 20 percent chance of developing into a cyclone.