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Atlantic Basin Braces for Active Hurricane Season 2024 as Ocean Water Temperatures Climb

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Soaring ocean water temperatures in the Atlantic are signaling that the Atlantic hurricane season 2024 could get off to an early start.

Here is what you need to know about what climate experts are monitoring in the Atlantic basin and how the rising temperatures may pair with La Niña to create a hyperactive tropical weather season.

Unseasonably Warm Ocean Water Temperatures Recorded in Atlantic

The official start of the 2024 Atlantic hurricane season is not until June 1, however, storms could be brewing much earlier than usual thanks to warmer than average ocean water temperatures.

The temperature readings in the North Atlantic are unseasonably warm for this time of the season. These readings combined with the expected onset of La Niña could spell trouble for the basin heading into the 2024 hurricane season.

Warm water circulating in the oceans fuel the tropical weather events that typically fire up in the late spring and early summer. Warmer than average temperatures not only help these storms get their start but they all work to boost their intensity, creating a higher chance of major weather makers.

How warm are the sea surface temperatures trending?


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