Havana, Sep 15.- The next hurricane or tropical storm to form in the Atlantic Ocean will be called Wilfred, the last name on the list for phenomena of this type in the current cyclonic season, considered the most active in 54 years.
According to meteorologists, in September 1966 eight weather events of this kind were recorded, Wilfred - preceded by Nana, Omar, Paulette, Rene, Sally, Teddy and Vicky - would be the eighth now in 2020.
Once the list of names for tropical storms and hurricanes, one would start with the Greek alphabet: Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Epsilon, Zeta, Eta, Theta, etc.
Before August 1, nine cyclones formed: Arthur, Bertha, Cristóbal, Dolly, Edouard, Fay, Gonzalo, Hanna and Isaías.
The continuity of events of this type was unstoppable in the eighth month of the year and third of the season, with the appearance of Josephine, Kyle, Laura and Marco.
But the data from records anticipated in 2020 is not only the early formation of tropical storms.
The cycle also scores the sixth consecutive year of appearance of pre-season systems: Arthur and Bertha, on May 16 and 27 respectively.
In this stage that began on June 1 and ends on November 30, the meteorologists of the World Meteorological Organization recommend closely following the month of October in this geographical area, which is very active in the cyclonic season. (Text and photo: PL)