Experts are concerned that the already active hurricane season could end with a bang due to warm ocean temperatures and a slow El Niño.
The Atlantic has already experienced above-average storm activity, but October usually sees a decrease in activity.
However, this year’s unusually warm ocean temperatures could lead to storms forming in the main development region, posing a risk to areas like the eastern Caribbean, Bermuda, and the East Coast.
The clash between warm ocean temperatures and El Niño has been a forecasting challenge this hurricane season, but the warm temperatures and weaker winds have allowed more storms to form.
The activity is expected to continue into October and November, with uncertainty about the impact of El Niño. Any storms that do form could become stronger due to the exceptionally warm water during this hurricane season.
Overall, this hurricane season has been abnormal and unusual.
According to Fox News, the 2023 hurricane season has seen reduced activity in Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean, which is common during El Niño events.
However, if activity continues, it would be considered a fairly active year with 18 storms and six hurricanes.
The hurricane season runs until November 30, with November typically having decreased activity, Fox News added.