The Atlantic Ocean will likely see another “above average” hurricane season this year, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
This would be the seventh year in a row with a higher-than-average hurricane season, the agency notes.
NOAA predicts there will be up to 21 named storms, where wind speeds over 39 miles per hour (mph), with 6-10 of them becoming hurricanes, where wind speeds reach over 74 mph.
Of those, they expect 3-6 storms to reach at least Category 3 status.
The assessment comes as climate scientists warn that the climate crisis will likely produce stronger and more intense storms as the planet warms.
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