Storm "Nicole" has gained strength over the Bahamas and is now heading for the east coast of the USA as a relatively rare November hurricane. Just below the hurricane threshold, the storm center reached land over the Bahamian island of Great Abaco on Wednesday. As a result, according to the US hurricane center NHC, sustained wind speeds of up to 120 kilometers per hour were measured - from 119 kilometers per hour it is a hurricane. On Thursday night (local time), "Nicole" is expected to hit the east coast of the US state of Florida as a hurricane, the NHC said.
The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1st to November 30th. In November, as a rule, not so many hurricanes form. An exception was November 2020, when two strong hurricanes - "Eta" and "Iota" - caused devastating damage in Central America.
Tropical cyclones form over warm ocean water. The number of severe storms is not increasing due to climate change, but the probability is.