2020 sees record-breaking hurricane season

2020 sees record-breaking hurricane season

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The year 2020 continues to be unique for all the wrong reasons.

This time, it’s for a notable number of powerful storms.

Hurricane Delta marked the 25th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. It’s the earliest date on record that a 25th named storm has formed, more than a month earlier than the previous record.

As of 6 Oct., there had been 25 named storms, of which nine became hurricanes and three went on to become major hurricanes.

“With 25 named storms, that’s an extremely active season, and it isn’t finished yet,” said John Tibbetts, director general of the Cayman Islands National Weather Services, at a government press conference on Monday.

A count of the total number of named tropical storms in the Atlantic basin from 1850 and 2015. – Photo: National Hurricane Centre.

The years 2020 and 2005 are the only two…