Weather news: Hurricanes becoming so powerful Category Six will be created | Science | News

Since records began in the early 1900s, hurricanes have only reached a maximum strength of category five during six seasons: 1932, 1933, 1961, 2005, 2007, and 2017.

But scientists now warn as the Earth gets warmer as a result of climate change, hurricanes will produce more wind and rain, becoming Category Six.

Hurricane Beryl is currently coasting over the Caribbean with wind speeds of up to 60 miles per hour, but if and when it reaches Florida, scientists believe the gusts could exceed the 200mph barrier needed to become the first category 6 on record.

Hurricanes will become stronger and wetter as global warming will increase the temperature of the oceans.

Warmer oceans are a more successful breeding ground for storms and hurricanes.

Adam Sobel, professor of applied physics at Columbia University…

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