The rest of 2021 will be a busy year of typhoons or cyclones for Micronesia, according to The Weather Forecast Office (WFO) Guam.
The WFO hosted yesterday a webinar to discuss the weather, climate, tropical cyclones, and preparedness.
Marcus Landon Aydlett, the warning coordination meteorologist at the National Weather Service said during the webinar, said the WFO Guam is responsible for issuing tropical storm/typhoon watches and warnings for Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia and the Marshall Islands.
“So it’s going to be we expect that to be a busier tropical cyclone year, in 2021 than what we had in 2020, “he said,
He said the weather forecast for 2021 there will be four to six tropical cyclones in the Marianas region, but two to three, being tropical storms and two to three of those being typhoons.
“So, keep that in mind, we will see a little bit more activity across the region in the coming months our peak season for the main islands, typically August, September, October, and similar months for the rest of the region, in the activity various from east-west and north-south,” he said.
WFO, we have a very large area of responsibility that encompasses much in the western Pacific which has forecasting authority over the Republic of Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Marshall Islands.
“We work closely with the Weather Service offices on all these main islands to disseminate weather forecasts, watches, warnings, and advisories for all the islands,” Marcus Landon Aydlett, the warning coordination meteorologist at the National Weather Service said during the webinar.