Here is the 2022 Central Pacific Hurricane Season Outlook!!


Zachary Veal, Teenager Meteorologist

First off, there is a 60% chance of below-normal tropical cyclone activity during the Central Pacific hurricane season this year, according to NOAA’s Central Pacific Hurricane Center and NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, divisions of the National Weather Service. And the outlook also indicates a 30% chance for near-normal activity, and only a 10% chance of an above-normal season.

Then for the season as a whole, 2 to 4 tropical cyclones are predicted for the Central Pacific hurricane region, which is located north of the equator between 140°W and the International Date Line. This number includes tropical depressions, named storms and hurricanes. A near-normal season has 4 or 5 tropical cyclones.

But this outlook is a general guide to the overall seasonal tropical cyclone activity in the Central Pacific basin, and does not predict whether, or how many, of these systems will affect Hawaii.

And finally, the Central Pacific hurricane season begins June 1st and runs through November 30th.