Hurricane season busier than average
A busier-than-average hurricane season will come to a close on Sunday with no other tropical storms on the horizon.
James Dodgson, director of the Bermuda Weather Service, said yesterday: “Hurricane Humberto was indeed our main event of the season, with little else bothering us — thankfully Tropical Storm Jerry weakened before it impacted us.”
A total of 18 named storms formed in the Atlantic this year, including six hurricanes, three of which were considered major hurricanes.
Only one of the storms — September’s Hurricane Humberto — affected Bermuda.
Humberto passed to the north of the island on September 18 as a Category 3 hurricane. The storm damaged hundreds of roofs, downed trees and knocked out power across the island.
Tropical Storm Jerry threatened the island a week later, but the storm collapsed before it reached Bermuda.
The Bahamas endured almost two days of Category 5 conditions as Hurricane Dorian crossed over the island chain on September 2.
The US-based National Hurricane Centre said that this year was the fourth consecutive year with an above-average number of storms.
A spokesman for the NHC said: “The only other period on record that produced four consecutive above-normal seasons was 1998 to 2001.
“Also this year, five tropical cyclones formed in the Gulf of Mexico, which ties a record with 2003 and 1957 for the most storms to form in that region.”
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