Saturday 4 July, 2020

Arthur, Rene, Fay among names for 2020 Hurricane Season

Arthur will be the name of the first hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane season.

The majority of the names on the list, 21 in all, are from 2014.

Hurricane names are recycled every six years and names are retired if a storm is so deadly or costly that the future use of its name on a different storm would be inappropriate for obvious reasons of sensitivity.

No names from 2014 were retired.

Among the returnees are Bertha, Cristobal, Dolly, Fay, Gonzalo, Hanna, Isaias, Josephine, Kyle, Laura, Marco, Nana, Omar, Paulette, Rene and Sally.

Teddy, Vicky and Wilfred are the new additions.

Gonzalo was the biggest storm of 2014, the first Category 4 since 2011 and caused three fatalities in the Lesser Antilles and at least $200 million in damage in Bermuda.

Hanna was the last storm of the season that year.

According to Meteorologists at AccuWeather, the 2020 hurricane season is expected to be above-normal with four to 18 tropical storms. Seven to nine of those storms are expected to become hurricanes.

The 2020 Hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30.

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