Santo Domingo.- The warming of the ocean is the main source of energy for the formation of tropical cyclones in the Atlantic basin, and due to this situation, meteorology experts predict that in the next cyclone season 2022, which begins on June 1, at least one hurricane of higher category will impact the Caribbean region.
Experts point out that the temperature in the Subtropical Atlantic is hotter than ever, so they also predict that there is a 71% chance that a major hurricane will hit the East Coast of the United States.
Regarding the Gulf of Mexico area, the possibility of a powerful hurricane hitting the area is 46%, a lower figure, but it is still dangerous.
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According to predictions from the Department of Atmospheric Sciences of the University of Colorado (CSU), in the next hurricane season in the Atlantic there will be 19 named storms, that is, with maximum sustained winds of 39 miles per hour (63 km/h). more), figure above the average of 14 storms.
The forecast for 2022 is four major hurricanes, that is, with a minimum wind speed of 111 miles per hour (178 km/h).
In the upcoming hurricane season, which begins on June 1 and ends on November 30, at least nine hurricanes will be recorded, that is, with winds of 119 kilometers per hour (74 miles).
The Dominican Republic is located in the path of tropical cyclones, which begin their journey off the coast of Africa and end either in the Gulf of Mexico or the east coast of the United States.
These phenomena cause many deaths and material damage in the region, due to their destructive power deployed with their strong winds and the large amount of rain they leave in their wake.
George (1998) was the last major meteor to fully impact the Dominican Republic, where it left a trail of destruction that had not been recorded since Hurricane David hit the country in 1979.