Above-Average Activity, Higher Chance Of Landfalls Forecast For 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season
Initial projections from forecasters suggests that the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season could be very active, while the chance of major hurricane landfalls occurring is also seen as above-average.
The Atlantic hurricane season begins on June 1st and runs until the end of November.
In 2020, the season witnessed an unprecedented 30 named storms, of which 13 reached hurricane strength.
Of these, six became major hurricanes with Category 3 wind speeds or higher, which is the second most major hurricanes in a season after 2005.
Of course, for global insurers and reinsurers it’s all about landfalls and during the 2020 season, six storms made landfall in the U.S.