- The hurricane season officially ends on Monday, November 30th.
- At the end of the season, a subtropical depression or storm may form in the northeast Atlantic.
- The last time there was a storm in 2013 was in the Atlantic Ocean.
The hurricane season officially ends on Monday, but the Atlantic could cause another named storm when we set off for December.
Officially, the Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. This timeframe was chosen to cover 97% of all tropical storms and hurricanes in the Atlantic, according to NOAA’s Hurricane Research Division.
In addition to the six-month period, there were few tropical storms and hurricanes, mainly in May and December, but every other month outside the hurricane season.
In December this year, it will be possible to start with a subtropical depression or storm in the Northeast Atlantic.
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has highlighted a non-tropical low-pressure system north of the Canary Islands to allow for development. According to the NHC, this depth could slowly acquire subtropical features over the next few days.
The low temperature brings strong winds and heavy rain in some places to the Portuguese Madeira Islands by Monday, regardless of development.
If it became a subtropical storm, it would be named Kappa.
A subtropical depression or storm has the characteristics of both a tropical and a non-tropical system. The NHC issues advice and forecasts on subtropical depressions and storms. They get a number or name, just like a tropical depression or storm.
According to NOAA’s best traceable database, 10 storms occurred in December between 1950 and 2019.
The last time there was a Atlantic storm in December was in December, when an unnamed subtropical storm broke out in the northeast Atlantic in the first week of the month.
The Atlantic has already produced 30 named storms in 2020, breaking the previous record of 28 storms set in 2005.
The 2005 season brought its last named storm, Zeta, in late December. Zeta then ran in the first days of January 2006.
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