MIAMI--An active to possibly very active hurricane season is expected by the Caribbean Weather Center. A total of 16 named storms are foreseen, with eight becoming hurricanes of which four major (category 3 and higher).
They say the number and strength of the tropical systems has to do with the possible formation of the "La Niña" in atmospheric phenomenon in combination with other favourable conditions.
Hurricane season officially begins in two months, on June 1. The first three storms will be called Arthur, Bertha and Cristobal.