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 1 to November 30, sharply peaking from late August through September. The statistical peak of the Atlantic hurricane season is September 10. The Northeast Pacific Ocean has 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 10 each season.

Pre-1700s

Pre-1600

1600-1619 1620-1639

1640-1659 1660-1679 1680-1699

1700s

1700-1719 1720-1739 1740-1759

1760-1769 1770-1779 1780-1789 1790-1799

1800s

1800-1809 1810-1819 1820-1829 1830-1839 1840-1849

1850-1859
1851
1852
1860-1869
1870-1879

1880-1882
1883
1884
1885
1886
1887
1888
1889

1890
1891
1892
1893
1894
1895
1896
1897
1898
1899

1900s

1900
1901
1902
1903
1904
1905
1906
1907
1908
1909

1910
1911
1912
1913
1914
1915
1916
1917
1918
1919

1920
1921
1922
1923
1924
1925
1926
1927
1928
1929

1930
1931
1932
1933
1934
1935
1936
1937
1938
1939

1940
1941
1942
1943
1944
1945
1946
1947
1948
1949

1950
1951
1952
1953
1954
1955
1956
1957
1958
1959

1960
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969

1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979

1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

2000s

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
Post-2008

See also

Parent topics

* Tropical cyclone
* List of environment topics
* List of tropical cyclones
* Lists of tropical cyclone names
* List of previous tropical cyclone names

Atlantic hurricane topics

* Atlantic hurricane
* Accumulated cyclone energy

Other tropical cyclone basins

* List of Pacific hurricane seasons
* List of Pacific typhoon seasons
* List of North Indian Ocean cyclone seasons
* List of Southern Hemisphere cyclone seasons

References


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