Hurricane Season Officially Begins in Cuba

HAVANA TIMES — Today begins 2012 hurricane season in the Atlantic Basin, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea, until November 30, reports the Prensa Latina news agency.

Although this year’s season has been preceded by storms Alberto and Beryl in May, the cyclonic period for this year is expected to be less active than normal. The probability is that only 10 tropical cyclones will form across the entire area, five of which are expected to reach hurricane strength.

However, a few days ago Dr. Jose Rubiera, head of the “National Forecast Center” of the “Cuban Meteorology Institute,” stressed that it is not possible to say months in advance where these storms will occur, what their strength will be or how much rain will accompany them.