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