With the permission of iii.org
The activity in the Atlantic hurricane season 2020 is estimated to be "extremely active", according to Triple-I non-resident researcher Dr. Phil Klotzbach.
Dr. Klotzbach, an atmospheric scientist at Colorado State University (CSU), and his team issued an updated forecast on August 5th. They predict the 2020 hurricane season 2020 will have 24 named storms (up from 20 in the previous forecast),  12 hurricanes (up from nine) and five major hurricanes (up from four).
The 24 storms mentioned include the storms that have already formed. An average season has 12 named storms, six hurricanes and three major hurricanes.
The activity is partly driven by reduced vertical wind shear. Strong gusts of wind tear apart hurricanes. Observed wind shear has been very low in July, which means that it is also expected to be low at the peak of the season from August to October.
The probabilities of US hurricane landfall are also increased simply because we expect more Atlantic storms. The United States has already experienced two landfalls this season with Hanna and Isaiah.
People in hurricane-prone areas are urged to have a plan in place and follow the instructions of local emergency leaders if storms threaten.