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Hurricane Season

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Definition: Hurricane season is a set of days corresponding to the likelihood of the development of a tropical depression, tropical storm, or hurricane. Each ocean basin has its own hurricane season. Please remember that although the term is commonly called hurricane season, you need to understand the difference between a hurricane, cyclone, and typhoon.
  • Atlantic Hurricane Season officially begins on June 1st and ends on November 30th each year. 97% of all tropical cyclones in the Atlantic fall within this period of time. The month most likely to have a hurricane is September.
  • Northeast Pacific Hurricane Season begins on May 15th and ends on November 30th each year.
  • Northwest Pacific Typhoon Season has no official start or end date since storms commonly occur all year long.
  • The North Indian Cyclone Season begins in April and lasts until June. There is typically another heightened period of activity from late September to early December.
Also Known As: Atlantic hurricane season, cyclone season, typhoon season
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