Above average hurricane season feared
The shipping industry is facing an above average 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, including the high Atlantic sea surface temperature
(SST) and a potential La Nina, according to Beach & Associates’ 2020 Pre-Season Hurricane Outlook report. This follows three
consecutive active years, two of which saw very heavy losses. In 2019 the US was spared any significant hurricane loss events.
However, the outcome would have been different if Hurricane Dorian had followed early forecast tracks and made a Category
5 landfall in Florida; it still caused devastation in the Bahamas, resulting in significant loss of life and property damage.
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