The Central Pacific Hurricane Centre says the central Pacific basin is likely to have a below-normal hurricane season with one to three cyclones.
For 2013 in the northern hemisphere, there is a 70 per cent chance of a below-normal season and a 25 per cent chance of a near-normal season.
An average season has four to five tropical cyclones, which include tropical depressions, tropical storms and hurricanes.
The outlook for a below normal season is based upon the continuation of neutral El Nino-Southern Oscillation conditions.
The Director of NOAA's Central Pacific Hurricane Centre Ray Tanabe says just because the season is predicted to be below-normal does not mean there won't be impacts.
He says the public should be weather-ready by signing up for weather alerts, developing a family emergency plan, and building an emergency kit before hurricane season begins.