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Only four hurricanes predicted for Atlantic

Just four hurricanes are predicted for the region this year, as weather experts point to unusually cool Atlantic temperatures.

That figure compares to the median average of 6.5, while the number of expected named storms is ten, down from the average of 12, according to the forecast from Colorado State University.

The report says the tropical Atlantic has anomalously cooled over the past few months, while there is a good chance of an ‘El Nino’ event, a climate pattern which can lower the ocean temperature.

“We anticipate a below-average probability for major hurricanes making landfall across the United States coastline and in the Caribbean,” state scientists Philip Klotzbach and William Gray.

However, they underlined Bermudians can take nothing for granted by adding: “It only takes one hurricane making landfall to make it an active season for them, and they need to prepare the same for every season, regardless of how much activity is predicted.”

This year's Atlantic hurricane season is expected to be quieter than normal.

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Published April 09, 2012 at 9:29 am (Updated April 09, 2012 at 9:28 am)

Only four hurricanes predicted for Atlantic

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