The 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season is anticipated to have an above-average probability for major hurricanes along the United States coastline and in the Caribbean. According to a report from the Colorado State University Tropical Meteorological Project, current warm conditions appear to transition to cool conditions by this summer/fall. These are perfect conditions for hurricanes to be formed. In speaking with the Deputy Chief Meteorologist at the National Meteorological Service, Ronald Gordon this means that Belize must plan ahead and be prepared if any of these hurricanes decide to come our way.
Ronald Gordon, Climatologist, National Meteorological Service: “Well indications from most of the reliable institutions that do predictions are indicating that the hurricane season will be slightly above normal. I don’t have the exact numbers in front of me but the indications are that they should be above normal and an above normal hurricane season indeed. For Belize it doesn’t really mean anything except that you need to be prepared and we also educate that whether the season is forecasted to be below or above normal it only takes on storm to make a difference so we repeat the same thing have your hurricane plan and be prepared for any eventuality as would be the case with any other year.”
The official hurricane season for the Atlantic Basin which includes the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico is from June 1 to November 30.