Insight and Intelligence on the London & International Insurance Markets 22 Aug 2017

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Forecasters raise hurricane predictions

  • Lucy Jones and Fiona Robertson 8 August 2017
  • Two weather forecasters have lifted their projections for the number of named storms in the current Atlantic hurricane season, falling into line with the expectation of a slightly above-average year.

    Tropical Storm Risk (TSR) lifted the number of named storms it forecast for the season from 14 to 17, while Colorado State University (CSU) meteorologist Philip Klotzbach has predicted 16, up from 15 in the most recent prior forecast.

    The new prediction from Aon Benfield's TSR includes seven hurricanes compared...

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