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

Weather news: Hurricanes becoming so powerful Category Six will be created | Science | News | Express.co.uk

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.

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