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They predict that Cuba may be hit by at least one tropical cyclone and one hurricane during 2022

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This year is calculated an average of 12 cyclones or hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean, three in the Caribbean Sea and two in the Gulf of Mexico.

Experts from the Cuban Institute of Meteorology (Insmet) forecast for this cyclonic season the formation of at least 17 tropical cyclones, of which which nine could reach the category of hurricane.

According to the general director of Insmet, Celso Pazos Alberdi, this Saturday, the chances of Cuba being affected by a tropical cyclone are one 85%, while the risk of a hurricane is 60%, pick up Granma.

For her part, Master of Science Ailyn Justi, from the Institute of Meteorology, points out that the next hurricane season will begin on June 1 and will be valid until November 30, unless At the same time, he indicated that the months of greatest affectation are usually those from August to October.

This year an average of 12 cyclones or hurricanes is calculated in the Atlantic Ocean , three in the Caribbean Sea and two in the Gulf of Mexico, reports La Tribuna de La Habana.

Justi explains that a normal hurricane season hosts 14 tropical systems, but in 2022 it is possible that there will be between 17 and 20. In addition, Justi indicated that this time the presence of the La Niña phenomenon could increase the formation of cyclones.

Given the forecast, Pazos Alberdi urged the authorities to study plans focused on the protection of the population and infrastructure, which include calculating the number of people at risk and thinking about transportation and deadlines to carry it out before the blow of hydrometeorological phenomena.

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