Hurricane Season Travel Information

Hurricane Season runs in different times for each ocean, sea or basin.  We often receive questions about when hurricane season is, and when the best time to travel would be if you needed to travel during hurricane season.  The information below changes on a season to season, and day to day basis, based on the conditions of the area and should ALWAYS be verified with the National Hurricane Center or the local authorities in the area you plan to visit.

Regular Hurricane Season Dates:

Atlantic, Carribean, Gulf of Mexico

June 1 – November 30

Northeast Pacific

May 15 – November 30

Central Pacific including Hawaiian Islands

June 1 – November 30

In each of these areas, based on historical data, which was completely ignored by the Atlantic hurricanes during the 2005 extremely active, record breaking Atlantic hurricane season, the best time to visit would be in June and July, and again in late October and November.  August,  September and early October are considered the height of the season which means there is a much greater chance of a hurricane in these waters at this time.  Hurricane Season is just that though, it is the time when hurricanes develop in these waters, therefore if you make plans to travel to these areas during the season, you should also have a backup plan, as well as travel insurance!

What would you do if you made travel plans in the Carribean during August, and a category 3 hurricane hits the island the week before you are scheduled to arrive?

Blogging Hurricane…

I have had the time of my life looking up all of the different places and ways that Hurricane or Kitty Code has been referenced over the last week. All of the articles are much appreciated! We would love your trackbacks as well! Please use this post as an easy way to track back to Hurricane.

Thank you!

The Hurricane Development Team

TUAW Hurricane Review

First Look: Hurricane iPhone is heading your way
by Steven Sande on Jan 27th 2009

The aptly-titled Hurricane from Kitty Code, LLC is chock-full of hurricane data. Not only do you get up-to-the minute info on tropical storms gone bad, but you can also look at historical information and storm tracks for just about every storm that has been recorded since 1851.

The chances of having a hurricane hit Colorado are infinitesimal, but I still have this app loaded on my iPhone because I do a lot of travel to areas that are in hurricane zones. Hurricane is available for US$3.99 and is worth a look if you live in a coastal area.

iPTIB shops the App Store: Hurricane and Hurricanes

iPTIB shops the App Store: Hurricane and Hurricanes

In the meantime, if you absolutely want a standalone app that tracks and offers information on hurricanes and tropical storms, I do recommend you look at Hurricane. It does not appear to cover the Pacific, but I’m still verifying that. But for the Atlantic basin, Caribbean or Gulf of Mexico, this app has my vote.