In a few days the hurricanes season 2014 for the Atlantic, Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico will start and better than knowing the forecast is the importance of being prepared, stated today a Cuban expert.
Defining a season as quite and below-average does not mean anything for a specific point, place or country, therefore forecasts do not really have a practical use; explained Dr.José Rubiera, head of the Forecast Center of the Institute of Meteorology, in an article posted in Cubabate website.
If this were a very active season, it would be exactly the same. We have to be prepared in all times, and when there is a tropical cyclone of any classification or category in areas relatively close to Cuba, we must follow the forecasts and warnings that are issued, as well as the guidelines for civil defense, stated Rubiera.
However, he pointed out that for this period, to begin on June 1 until November 30, it is expected a normal to quite general activity, with nine tropical storms, but only three will become hurricanes and none of great intensity.
The historical average would be about 12.
The first named storms of the Atlantic hurricane season will be Arthur, Bertha, Cristobal, Dolly and Edouard, Fay, Gonzalo, Hanna, Isaiah, Josephine, Kyle, Laura, Marco, Nana, Omar, Paulette, Rene, Sally, Teddy, Vicky, Wilfred.