Hurricane Alley

Apart from México, Central America and the United States, 43 million people live on the islands of Hurricane Alley with a land area of 23 million hectares. Approximately 26 °C is the perfect temperature for a hurricane. The following charts and maps can help give you a perspective of magnitude during hurricane season.

Saffir–Simpson scale

13 UN Members in Hurricane Alley: Cuba, República Dominicana, Haïti, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Bahamas, Barbados, Saint Lucia, Grenada, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Saint Kitts and Nevis:

2 United States Territories in Hurricane Alley: Puerto Rico, United States Virgin Islands:

4 Territories of France in Hurricane Alley: Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint-Martin, Saint-Barthélemy:

6 Territories of Netherlands in Hurricane Alley: Curaçao, Aruba, Sint Maarten, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius, Saba:

6 British Overseas Territories in Hurricane Alley: Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands, British Virgin Islands, Anguilla, Montserrat:

Little Bermuda is way up in the North Atlantic Ocean.

Lucayan Archipelago consists of the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands.

Greater Antilles consists of Cuba, Cayman Islands, Jamaica, Haïti, República Dominicana and Puerto Rico.

Leeward Islands are situated where the northeastern Caribbean Sea meets the western Atlantic Ocean.

Windward Islands are the southern, generally larger islands of the Lesser Antilles, within the West Indies.

Aruba, Curaçao and Bonaire make up the Leeward Antilles.

9 Sep 2017 CE

4 Aug 2018 CE Update


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