According to forecasts, a tropical cyclone Peter was formed in the Atlantic Ocean in the eastern Caribbean Sea on Sunday, announcing the 16th named storm of the 2021 season.
According to the National Hurricane Center, as of 9 am on Sunday, the storm was about 470 miles east of the northern Leeward Islands and was expected to pass “well north of the Lesser Antilles.”
The center said rainfall around the storm could lead to “urban and stream flood areas” in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the rest of the northern Leeward Islands from late Sunday to Tuesday. ..
Meteorologists said that the arrival of the peak hurricane season (August-November) caused a series of named storms, causing stormy weather, floods, and winds that could damage the United States and parts of the Caribbean Sea. Faced with a dizzying few months. ..
According to the Canadian Hurricane Center, Peter’s arrival was expected to be another storm, with Odette weakening into a tropical depression on Saturday, causing heavy rains and strong winds in Newfoundland and Labrador from Sunday to Monday.
Tropical Cyclone Nicholas landed on early September 14 as a hurricane on the Gulf Coast. The storm could have caused heavy rains on parts of Louisiana, hindering the state’s efforts to restore power to tens of thousands of customers already struck by Hurricane Aida.
Tropical Storm Mindy struck the Florida Panhandle on September 8, just hours after its formation in the Gulf of Mexico, while a powerful hurricane rally struck the Atlantic Ocean.
Ida struck Louisiana as a Category 4 hurricane on August 29, with its wreckage causing a deadly flood in the New York area. Two other tropical storms, Julian and Kate, both exploded simultaneously within a day.
The relationship between hurricanes and climate change is becoming increasingly clear. Warming planets can be expected to experience stronger hurricanes over time and have the highest incidence of the most powerful storms. However, the total number of storms can decrease because factors such as strong wind shear can prevent the formation of weak storms.
Hurricanes are also becoming moist due to more water vapor in the warmer atmosphere. Scientists suggest that a storm like Hurricane Harvey in 2017 caused far more rain than it would have had without human effects on the climate. Sea level rise also contributes to the increase in storm surges, the most destructive component of tropical cyclones.
A major UN climate report released in August stated that countries have delayed fossil fuel emission control for a long period of time, making it impossible to stop the intensification of global warming in the next 30 years, resulting in more life-threatening heat waves. It happens frequently and warns that it will be serious. Drought. Tropical cyclones may have become even more intense in the last 40 years, according to the report, a change that cannot be explained by natural fluctuations alone.
Anna became the first named storm of the season on May 22nd, and the Atlantic Ocean had a named storm for the seventh consecutive year before the official start of the June 1st hurricane season.
In May, US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists said 13 to 20 named storms occurred this year, 6 to 10 of which were hurricanes, and 3 to 5 major category 3 and above hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean. I expect it to occur. In early August, with a mid-season update of the forecast, scientists continued to warn that this year’s hurricane season would be above average, suggesting a busy end to the season.
NOAA updated its forecasts on August 4th, predicting 15-21 named storms, including 7-10 hurricanes, by the end of the November 30th season. Peter is the 16th named storm in 2021.
Last year, 30 named storms, including six major hurricanes, forced meteorologists to deplete the alphabet a second time and use Greek letters.
This was the highest storm ever, exceeding 28 since 2005, and included the second highest number of hurricanes ever.