In May, NOAA reported that forecasters predicted a 60% chance of an above-normal season Atlantic hurricane season.
The North Atlantic hurricane season will begin on June 1 and run through November 30. Tropical Storm Andres kicked off the Eastern Pacific season early.
The South Pacific has been a hive of natural activity recently, with multiple earthquakes and a Category 5 cyclone keeping island nations on alert for damaging winds, rains and tsunamis.
The category 5 cyclone Yasa was originally predicted to go right over the main island of Viti Levu — meaning Vuda Marina and Port Denarau — and would have affected most of the cruising boats in the area.
The South Pacific island nation of Fiji is recovering from what is being called the most powerful cyclone to ever develop in the region.
For Philippe Jamotte the initial high was setting off on October 1, on the adventure of a lifetime — to sail singlehanded around the world as the clouds, fog and smoke of San Francisco Bay gave way for an ideal departure.
The middle of September is the peak hurricane period. Given this year's hurricane forecast, it's no surprise that there's so much action.
This year's hurricane season is well underway, with five active disturbances being tracked in the Eastern Pacific and Atlantic regions. Earlier this week Hurricane Genevieve was listed as Category 4 but has been downgraded to a tropical storm as she moves northwest along the Baja coast.
Hurricanes have a habit of taking aim for the Hawaiian Islands right around this time of year. Mother Nature doesn’t rest and is doing her thing like clockwork.
On Sunday morning the US Coast Guard Captain of the Port set port condition ZULU for Honolulu and Kauai Counties as Hurricane Douglas continues to threaten Hawaii.
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