Hurricane Season Begins June 1

Hurricane Season Begins June 1Havana, May 30. -A less active hurricane season than the last begins from June 1 and last until November 30, a period when the watchword for Cubans is advance preparation.

The fact is attributed "to some conditions in the Atlantic, such as the existence of persistent high temperatures and a dynamic phase that began in 1995 and will last a few more years yet.

In statements to the Cuban News Agency, the Director of the Center for Weather Forecasts of the Meteorological Institute, Jose Rubiera, said this is a favorable factor, as are the conditions in the upper atmosphere.

He added that there will not be events such as "La Niña" and "El Niño", so that conditions will be neutral, convenient, but moderate, said Rubiera, also vice chairman of the Hurricane Committee of the World Hurricane Meteorological Organization (WMO).

Rubiera said this hurricane season will have about 13 tropical cyclones in the area of the Atlantic that includes Africa, the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico.

Cubans must always be prepared, since even if there is only one hurricane, if it passes over a country this could be a disaster or a problem, and since no one knows where a hurricane might hit, it is best to be ready to face it, Rubiera said. (Prensa Latina)