The Caribbean’s Hurricane Season
Hurricane season is fast approaching. For those who live in or plan to travel to the Caribbean this can be dangerous time. Despite the danger, life must go on and the key to staying safe is being aware and prepared.
With this in mind, we at Caribbean Land & Property will be doing our best to both get you prepared before hurricane season officially begins, and keep you informed on the weather happenings in the Caribbean throughout the season. To do this we will be posting a series of blogs on hurricane awareness and preparedness. Once hurricane season starts we will be periodically posting blogs on weather conditions in the Caribbean and other pertinent information. We will also be posting regular weather updates on our Twitter and Facebook accounts.
To kick off our hurricane preparedness we will answer one of the most asked questions, especially by travelers:
When is hurricane season in the Caribbean?
The official hurricane season for the Atlantic Basin, which includes the Caribbean, officially starts on June 1 and ends on November 30.
According to the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory Hurricane Research Division the peaked season is from August to October with:
78% of the tropical storm days,
87% of the minor (Saffir-Simpson Scale categories 1 and 2) hurricane days
96% of the major (Saffir-Simpson categories 3, 4 and 5) hurricane days
Maximum tropical storm activity is usually in early to mid-September. However these dates are not set in stone as far as storm activity. While 97% of tropical storm activity occurs within the June-November timeline, it is possible for “out of season” storms to occur, usually in May or December.