posted on Jul, 12 2005 @ 03:18 AM
Seems that this year will be just like last.
And each time a Hurricane or Tropical storm comes near the Gulf of Mexico expect a spike in the oil price.
Based on current and projected climate signals, the Tropical Storm Risk (TSR) consortium, which is led by the BHRC, predicts:
* A 97% probability of an above-normal Atlantic hurricane season
*15 tropical storms for the Atlantic basin as a whole, with nine of these being hurricanes and four intense hurricanes.
*Five tropical storm strikes on the US, of which two will be hurricanes
*Two tropical storm hits, including one hurricane on the Caribbean Lesser Antilles.
Hurricane Dennis could be an ominous sign of tempestuous times ahead, with more storms than usual set to pummel the Atlantic, British scientists
Researchers from the Benfield Hazard Research Centre in London used a new model to predict a very active season.
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