by Anesta Henry
Barbadians are being urged to brace for an active 2022 Hurricane Season.
Deputy Director of the Barbados Meteorological Services (BMS) Brian Murray said based on predictions from the Colorado State University, the season set to officially begin on June 1, will be as active as 2021.
“From our predictions it is going to be active like last year so you cannot put your guards down because thunderstorms and hurricanes can happen at short notice.
“Active means that you can expect more thunderstorms, more frequent rain events like tropical waves, you will probably get a few more disturbances and wind events and that is what being active is all about,” Murray told Barbados TODAY following a Media Sensitisation Campaign launch for the 2022 Hurricane Season, at the Department of Emergency Management (DEM) headquarters, Warrens, St Michael.
He said according to the predictions, 19 named storms are expected this year, of which nine are likely to become hurricanes. Murray said that three of the nine potential hurricanes could possibly become category three systems.