Havana, Cuba, Apr 11.- The upcoming hurricane season in the North Atlantic and Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico in 2018 is expected to be slightly more active than normal, according to weather experts with the State University of Colorado.
US Meteorologists Philip J. Klotzbach and Michael M. Bell predict some 14 tropical storms this season, running from June 1 to November 30 with names beginning with Alberto, Beryl and Chris. Out of those 14 storms, 7 will be hurricanes including 3 of large intensity.
However, Cuban meteorologist Jose Rubiera explained that the fact that a given season can be predicted as slightly active, normal or active means nothing for a specific area, thus we must all be well prepared.
Rubiera recalled that the 1963 hurricane season was not an active one, with only 9 tropical storms, but hurricanes Edith and Flora inflicted huge damage in the Caribbean.
The year 1995 saw 21 storms, but none of them crossed the island. And in 2003 there were 16 storms without affection for Cuba, while in 2008, sixteen storms formed and Cuba was hit by three intense. (ACN)