Hurricanes

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Hurricane "Elsa" heading toward Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba, and Florida

Tropical Storm "Elsa" strengthened into a hurricane at 12:30 UTC on July 2, 2021, 65 km (40 miles) W of Barbados, making it the first hurricane of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season. Elsa is the farthest east that a hurricane has formed this early in the...

July 02, 2021

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Iota is the first Category 5 hurricane to hit Colombia - destroys 98 percent of infrastructure on the island of Providencia

Hurricane "Iota" strengthened into a Category 5 hurricane -- peak winds of 260 km/h (160 mph) -- on November 16, 2020, as it was passing over the Colombian Archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina, making it the strongest tropical...

November 19, 2020

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Iota leaves more than 20 people dead or missing, unprecedented damage reported in San Andrés and Providencia

At least 13 people were killed and 11 others remain missing after extremely dangerous Category 4 Hurricane "Iota" made landfall in Nicaragua on November 17-- considered the strongest storm to hit the country and the most powerful tropical cyclone of the...

November 18, 2020

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Iota strengthens to strongest Atlantic hurricane of the year before making historic landfall in Nicaragua

Extremely dangerous Category 4 Hurricane "Iota" made landfall along the coast of northeastern Nicaragua on November 17 -- just 24 km (15 miles) from the area struck by Category 4 Hurricane "Eta" on November 3 -- with maximum sustained winds of...

November 17, 2020

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Extremely dangerous Hurricane "Iota" forecast to strike Nicaragua with powerful winds and extreme rain

Tropical Storm "Iota" formed in the Central Caribbean at 21:00 UTC on November 13, 2020, as the 30th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. It rapidly strengthened into a Category 4 hurricane on November 16 and is now threatening Central...

November 16, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Eta" makes landfall in Florida after leaving more than 235 dead in Central America

After striking Nicaragua on November 2 as a Category 4 hurricane and leaving more than 235 people dead in Central America, Eta made landfall along the south-central coast of Cuba at around 09:00 UTC on November 8 and in Lower Matecumbe Key in Florida, U.S at 04:00...

November 09, 2020

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At least 150 killed after Eta dumps extremely heavy rain on Guatemala, more than 170 across Central America

At least 150 people have been killed in Guatemala after heavy rain dumped by Tropical Cyclone "Eta" caused floods and landslides. As of Saturday, November 7, Eta is blamed for the deaths of more than 170 people across Central America. According to the...

November 06, 2020

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Extremely dangerous Category 4 Hurricane "Eta" makes landfall in Nicaragua

Hurricane "Eta" rapidly intensified into a Category 4 hurricane on Monday and Tuesday, November 2 and 3, 2020, before it made landfall in Nicaragua at around 21:00 UTC (16:00 EST) on November 3. The center of Eta is expected to move inland over northern...

November 03, 2020

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Hurricane "Eta" forms in the Caribbean Sea, life-threatening storm surge, catastrophic flash flooding and landslides expected

Tropical Storm "Eta" formed on November 1, 2020, and strengthened into a hurricane at 09:00 UTC on Monday, November 2. The official forecast calls for rapid intensification and Eta could very well be a major hurricane when it makes landfall in Nicaragua....

November 02, 2020

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Hurricane "Zeta" makes historic landfall in Louisiana, U.S.

Fast-moving Hurricane "Zeta" made landfall at its peak strength near Cocodrie in southeastern Louisiana at 21:00 UTC on October 28, 2020. Its maximum sustained winds of 175 km/h (110 mph) at the time of landfall placed it on the upper edge of a Category 2...

October 29, 2020

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Remnants of Hurricane "Epsilon" to bring heavy rain, high waves, and strong winds to UK and Ireland

The remains of Hurricane "Epsilon" are set to bring strong winds and heavy rain to the UK, prompting the Met Office to issue yellow weather warnings across parts of the west of England from Thursday to Friday, October 29 to 30, 2020. The system is merging...

October 27, 2020

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Hurricane "Zeta" makes landfall in Yucatan, heads toward U.S. Gulf Coast

Hurricane "Zeta" made landfall along the northeast coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico near Ciudad Chemuyil around 04:00 UTC on October 27, 2020. The storm had estimated maximum winds of 130 km/h (80 mph), making it a category one hurricane on the...

October 27, 2020

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Epsilon rapidly intensified into a major hurricane on its way to Bermuda

Epsilon rapidly strengthened into a major hurricane on its way to Bermuda and is now slowly weakening. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Bermuda where tropical storm conditions are expected intermittently through this evening (AST). According to the NHC,...

October 22, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Epsilon" forms, expected to be at or near hurricane strength near Bermuda

Tropical Storm "Epsilon" formed at 15:00 UTC on October 19, 2020, breaking the record for the earliest 26th named Atlantic storm. Epsilon formed 34 days before Tropical Storm "Delta" in 2005. Epsilon is the 3rd named storm in the Atlantic since...

October 19, 2020

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Category 2 Hurricane "Delta" makes landfall in Louisiana, U.S.

Hurricane "Delta" made landfall near Creole, Louisiana at 23:00 UTC on October 9, 2020, with maximum sustained winds of 155 km/h (100 mph), making it a Category 2 hurricane. The storm had a minimum central pressure of 970 hPa at the time of landfall and...

October 10, 2020

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Hurricane "Delta" heads toward Louisiana, U.S. after leaving at least 9 people dead in Mexico

Delta made landfall at 10:45 UTC on October 7, 2020, along the northeastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, near Puerto Morelos, as a high-end Category 2 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 175 km/h (110 mph). The storm is now heading toward Louisiana, U.S.,...

October 08, 2020

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Delta strengthens into a hurricane, forecast to make landfall along the central Gulf Coast

Tropical Storm "Delta" strengthened into a hurricane at 00:00 UTC on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, becoming the 9th hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic season. Only 3 other Atlantic seasons in the satellite era, since 1966, have produced 9 or more hurricanes by...

October 06, 2020