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Forecaster expects above average hurricane season in 2016

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U.K.-based weather forecaster Tropical Storm Risk has updated its prediction for the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season and now expects the season to produce 17 named tropical storms, with 9 becoming hurricanes and 4 intense hurricanes.

Meanwhile, U.S.-based agency National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center has said that there is a 70% chance of a near-normal hurricane season in 2016, with 10 to 16 named storms, of which 4 to 8 could become hurricanes, including 1 to 4 major hurricanes, reports Artemis.bm.

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