Atlantic Hurricane Season
In the Atlantic Ocean, hurricane season officially begins on June 1st and ends on November 30th. Atlantic hurricane season affects several regions across the Atlantic Ocean basin. These regions include:
- North America – Parts of North America are affected by the Atlantic hurricane season, including the East Coast of the United States, particularly Florida and the Gulf Coast states, such as Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
- Caribbean – The Caribbean islands are particularly vulnerable to hurricanes during the season, with several islands, including the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Jamaica, often experiencing significant impacts.
- Central America – Countries in Central America, such as Belize, Honduras, and Nicaragua, are also affected by the Atlantic hurricane season.
- Bermuda – Bermuda, a British Overseas Territory in the North Atlantic Ocean, is also vulnerable to hurricane impacts during the season.
- Mexico – Parts of Mexico, particularly the Yucatan Peninsula and the Gulf Coast, are at risk of experiencing hurricane impacts during the season.
- South America – The northern coast of South America is also affected by the Atlantic hurricane season, with countries like Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana being particularly vulnerable.
However, it’s important to note that hurricanes can form outside of this timeframe, and there have been instances of hurricanes forming in May or as late as December.
Pacific Hurricane Season
In the Eastern Pacific, hurricane season officially begins on May 15th and ends on November 30th. This region includes the Pacific coasts of Mexico, Central America, and South America.
In the Western Pacific, hurricane season typically runs from May to November, although the exact dates can vary by region. This region includes the Pacific coasts of Asia, including the Philippines and Japan.
Indian Ocean Hurricane Season
In the Indian Ocean, hurricane season runs from April to December, with the peak season occurring from May to November. This region includes the coasts of India, Sri Lanka, and parts of Southeast Asia.