Peak Hurricane Season In Canada Is Here & The First Potential Storm Is Heading Our Way
Hurricane season is expected to last until early October.
With hurricane season already well underway, weather experts are keeping their eye on a tropical storm that may hit parts of Canada later this week. Currently, a subtropical depression is forming offshore over South Florida. While it is still unclear if this storm will reach cyclone status, it has experts keeping an eye on parts of Canada during hurricane season.
The Weather Network has announced that a low-pressure storm is currently brewing near South Flordia. While it is currently just thunderstorms, weather experts worry that a subtropical depression, and maybe even a cyclone may form in the upcoming week.
Currently, the system is expected to make its way up to Atlantic Canada, bringing heavy thunderstorms along with it. While weather Network meteorologist Dr. Doug Gillham states that it's hard to track the progress of the storm, "it is worth keeping an eye on this storm as it's possible that it will track far enough north to have an impact on Atlantic Canada."
If this storm was to progress into the country, residents in areas such as Halifax and Cape Breton are likely to feel the storm the most.
With warmer than average temperatures off the shore of the US, it is predicted that the storm development could worsen over the weekend.
So far this year, it has been quiet in terms of tropical storms. According to the Weather Network, even though hurricane season starts in June, the past few months have shown little activity.
However, with peak hurricane season for the Atlantic hitting in early Septemeber, it looks like tropical storms will be picking up from late August to early October.
Earlier this summer, the Government of Canada released a news release that showcased the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook.
The outlook predicts that 9-15 named storms, 4-8 hurricanes, and 2-4 major hurricanes will hit Atlantic waters throughout the season.
On average, the Canadian Hurricane Centre responds to three or four cyclones each year, with only one or two of them hitting the shores of the country.