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HURRICANE SEASON STARTS WITH RISK OF SHOWERS

Published:Thursday | June 1, 2006 | 10:43 AM

The 2006 Atlantic Hurricane Season starts tomorrow, June 1, and will continue for the next six months. Researchers have predicted that it will be another active Season with as many as 13-16 tropical storms developing between the North Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea.



No storm development is expected for the next few days, however, as the Season begins, a Surface to Upper-Level Trough that extends from the North Atlantic Ocean is producing a band of scattered showers and thunderstorms over the north-central Caribbean.



This Trough is expected to deepen across the region, moving towards the west and over Jamaica during the next couple of days. As a result, expect outbreaks of showers and thunderstorms mainly over northern parishes on Friday and Saturday.



Sea conditions will also deteriorate in the vicinity of showers, due to gusty winds. Hence, fishers and other marine interests should exercise caution.



The Meteorological Service will continue to monitor the situation.