Hurricane Alex forms in Atlantic, a rare January storm
Saturday, 01 16 2016, Category: Nature, Country: World
Hurricane Alex has formed in the Atlantic, a very rare occurrence of a sub-tropical storm which has reached hurricane strength in January. Hurricane Alex currently has 85mph sustained winds and is tracking north towards the Azores.
The formation of a hurricane in the Atlantic in January provides a reminder for the insurance and reinsurance sector that weather and meteorology can be unpredictable and seasons can be extended, if conditions are right.
To give you an idea of just how rare this is, only two other January hurricanes have been recorded before, a storm named Alice which actually formed in December 1954 but was a hurricane in January 1955 and another hurricane in 1938.