In Miami, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) has already released its forecasts for the entire Atlantic Basin. READ ALSO : Artibonite-Gangs: At least 10 dead among the population For Americans: 12 to 17 named storms (winds of 63 km/h or more) should be expected. Of these, 5 to 9 could become hurricanes (winds of 119 km/h or more), including 1 to 4 major hurricanes (category 3, 4 or 5 with winds of 178 km/h or more). NOAA considers its predictions plausible at 70%. For weather forecast specialists, we should not expect an increase in cyclonic phenomena in the Atlantic basin, thanks to the influence of El Niño. But that does not rule out an active season with the formation of major hurricanes.