As US hurricane activity falls, Asian weather risk rises

US weather conditions are purported to become more neutral this year, but forecasters are already looking to Asia as a potential risk management growth area. Pauline McCallion reports

Approaching storm

Increased hurricane activity in the US in recent years is likely to subside as conditions move from La Niña towards El Niño patterns, experts predict. However, opportunities for weather risk management could start to emerge in other parts of the world as weather patterns shift around the globe.

Speaking at the Weather Risk Management Association's (WRMA) annual meeting in Houston on May 20, Citi meteorologist director Jeff Manna said recent modelling suggested current La Niña conditions in the

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