The US-based National Hurricane Center (NHC) today (May 15) re-instituted its tropical weather outlooks for the Atlantic Basin, though activity remains subdued ahead of the 2023 storm season.
The NHC, in a tweet, advised of one change coming with the outlook, namely that storm path projections will now reflect seven days instead of five.
In the meantime, the NHC indicated that no tropical cyclones are expected in the Atlantic Basin for the next seven days.
The Miami-headquartered weather watchdog further urged countries to stay on alert and make preparations and contingencies where necessary.
Already, while respected Colorado State University (CSU) has predicted a below-average hurricane season for 2023—the first reversal in nearly a decade—the fate of the tropical Atlantic rests largely on a the El Niño phenomenon.
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