- List of Atlantic hurricane seasons
The following is list of Atlantic hurricane seasons. The Atlantic hurricane season is the period in a year when hurricanes usually form in the
Atlantic Ocean. Tropical cyclones in the North Atlantic are called hurricanes, tropical storms, or tropical depressions.
Worldwide, tropical cyclone activity peaks in late summer, when the difference between temperatures aloft and sea surface temperatures is the greatest. However, each particular basin has its own seasonal patterns. On a worldwide scale, May is the least active month, while September is the most active.cite web | author =
Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, Hurricane Research Division | title = Frequently Asked Questions: When is hurricane season?|publisher = NOAA| accessdate = 2006-07-25 | url = http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/G1.html]
In the Northern
Atlantic Ocean, a distinct hurricane season occurs from June 1to November 30, sharply peaking from late August through September. The statistical peak of the Atlantic hurricane season is September 10. The Northeast Pacific Oceanhas a broader period of activity, but in a similar time frame to the Atlantic.cite web | author = McAdie, Colin | publisher = National Hurricane Center| title = Tropical Cyclone Climatology | url = http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/pastprofile.shtml | date = May 10, 2007| accessdate = 2007-06-09] The Northwest Pacific sees tropical cyclones year-round, with a minimum in February and March and a peak in early September. In the North Indian basin, storms are most common from April to December, with peaks in May and November.
Tropical disturbances that reach tropical storm intensity are named from a pre-determined list. On average, 10.1 named storms occur each season, with an average of 5.9 becoming hurricanes and 2.5 becoming major hurricanes (Category 3 or greater). The climatological peak of activity is around
September 10each season.
1640-1659 1660-1679 1680-1699
1700-1719 1720-1739 1740-1759
1760-1769 1770-1779 1780-1789 1790-1799
1800-1809 1810-1819 1820-1829 1830-1839 1840-1849
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