April  2017:

Klotzbach and team of Colorado State University forecast that the 2017 season will be a slightly below average hurricane season namely 11 named  tropical storms, (12 is normal), 4 of which will become hurricanes (6 is normal) and  they predict all will become major hurricanes (of category 3 to 5 severity).
This forecast was before out of season storm Arlene in April 2017 in the Atlantic, nobody would have known about that one were it not for satellite imagery and ships reports. Here etween Bequia and Grenada we did have a bit of swell which was unusual, so even we noticed!
Chance of a hurricane moving into the Caribbean is 34%, normal is 42%.

May 2016:

Klotzbach and Gray of Colorado State University forecast that the 2016 season will be an average hurricane season namely 12 named  tropical storms, 5 of which will become hurricanes and 2 of which they predict will become major hurricanes (of category 3 to 5 severity).
This does not include out of season hurricane Alex earlier in 2016 near the Azores.
Chance of a hurricane moving into the Caribbean is 40%, normal is 42%.

May 2015:

Again this year, Klotzbach and Gray of Colorado State University forecast that the 2015 season will be a below average hurricane season namely 8 named  tropical storms, 3 of which will become hurricanes and 1 of which they predict will become major hurricanes (of category 3 to 5 severity). Chance of a hurricane moving into the Caribbean is 22%, normal is 42%.

April 2014:

Klotzbach and Gray of Colorado State University forecast that the 2014 season will be a below average hurricane season namely 9 named  tropical storms, 3 of which will become hurricanes and 1 of which they predict will become major hurricanes (of category 3 to 5 severity). Chance of a hurricane moving into the Caribbean is 28%, normal is 42%.

Between 1950 - 2000, the average season had 10 named storms, 6 hurricanes, and 2 intense hurricanes. But since 1995, the beginning of an active hurricane period in the Atlantic, we've averaged 15 named storms, 8 hurricanes, and 4 intense hurricanes per year. So same like last year, we see a below average season forecast! Lets hope they are right this time.....

 

August 2013: I'm back, Isaac did pass here as a storm, and we are now looking at a little blob off Africa that might become Kirk. For updates on Isaac please check our blog:
Bequia and the Grenadines blog

August 2013: Well, I guess they were wrong )see below). We are now watching two systems in the Atlantic soon to become Isaac (he got his name now at 5pm our time) and Joyce, which brings us to 10 at least already and it is not even September yet.


April 2013:

Klotzbach and Gray of Colorado State University forecast that the 2013 season will see 10 named Atlantic tropical storms, 4 of which will become hurricanes and 2 of which they predict will become major hurricanes (of category 3 to 5 severity). Chance of a hurricane moving into the Caribbean is 34%, normal is 42%.

Between 1950 - 2000, the average season had 10 named storms, 6 hurricanes, and 2 intense hurricanes. But since 1995, the beginning of an active hurricane period in the Atlantic, we've averaged 15 named storms, 8 hurricanes, and 4 intense hurricanes per year. So finally, we see a below average season forecast!


The hurricane season officially starts the 1st of June and ends the 1st of December.  In the Grenadines we are very fortunate in that most if not all hurricanes used to  pass well to the North of us. However, the past 4 years Grenada had 2 direct hits. All we can do is hope things go back to "normal", nobody seems to know what caused this anomaly.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines are still one of the lowest ranked on the "hurricane capital of the East Caribbean" top 60. (55, just above Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao). See table at the bottom of this page.
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For a current weather picture please click here, weather looks quite nice in the Grenadines!
http://www.weatherunderground.com/global/Region/AT/2xIRSatellite.html

Hurricanes and Storms passing close to Grenada

Hurricanes and Storms passing close to St. Vincent

   

 

    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name14 Aug 1856    81   h1    7   NOTNAMED22 Sep 1877    81   h1   14   NOTNAMED 2 Sep 1878    92   h1   38   NOTNAMED16 Aug 1886   109   h2   58   NOTNAMED20 Jul 1887    69   ts   28   NOTNAMED12 Oct 1891    40   ts   47   NOTNAMED 7 Oct 1892    81   h1   62   NOTNAMED15 Oct 1895    58   ts   69   NOTNAMED28 Nov 1896    52   ts    5   NOTNAMED 9 Oct 1897    46   ts   28   NOTNAMED20 Aug 1901    52   ts   24   NOTNAMED 7 Sep 1905    58   ts   46   NOTNAMED 4 Sep 1911    40   ts   47   NOTNAMED21 Sep 1915    46   ts   52   NOTNAMED 1 Aug 1918    40   ts   66   NOTNAMED23 Aug 1918    69   ts   38   NOTNAMED 3 Aug 1928    40   ts    4   NOTNAMED 6 Sep 1931    40   ts   51   NOTNAMED12 Aug 1933    40   ts   53   NOTNAMED17 Aug 1933    40   ts    6   NOTNAMED17 Sep 1933    46   ts   38   NOTNAMED10 Aug 1938    52   ts    4   NOTNAMED24 Jul 1944    52   ts   37   NOTNAMED 6 Oct 1954    86   h1   59   HAZEL23 Sep 1955   115   h3   25   JANET20 Jul 1961    52   ts   22   ANNA 1 Oct 1963   127   h3   31   FLORA11 Aug 1978    52   ts    0   CORA 8 Sep 1986    58   ts   44   DANIELLE14 Oct 1988    52   ts    7   JOAN25 Jul 1990    58   ts    1   ARTHUR 1 Oct 2000    40   ts   30   JOYCE24 Sep 2002    58   ts   45   LILI15 Aug 2004    52   ts    4   EARL 8 Sep 2004   132   h4    7   IVAN14 Jul 2005    86   h1    1   EMILY 1 Sep 2007    58   ts   10   FELIX
   date     wind  cat. cpoa*  name25 Aug 1855    69   ts    2   NOTNAMED 6 Oct 1862    58   ts   16   NOTNAMED29 Sep 1876    58   ts   60   NOTNAMED15 Aug 1880    46   ts   53   NOTNAMED13 Aug 1886    63   ts   16   NOTNAMED16 Aug 1886   109   h2    6   NOTNAMED20 Jul 1887    69   ts   55   NOTNAMED 2 Aug 1887    52   ts    2   NOTNAMED12 Sep 1887    63   ts   31   NOTNAMED 7 Dec 1887    46   ts    7   NOTNAMED 1 Nov 1888    40   ts   18   NOTNAMED12 Oct 1891    40   ts   29   NOTNAMED12 Oct 1894    98   h2   47   NOTNAMED22 Aug 1895    52   ts   66   NOTNAMED15 Oct 1895    58   ts   14   NOTNAMED28 Nov 1896    58   ts   44   NOTNAMED 9 Oct 1897    46   ts   60   NOTNAMED11 Sep 1898   109   h2   13   NOTNAMED 3 Oct 1898    58   ts    9   NOTNAMED 3 Jul 1901    40   ts   17   NOTNAMED20 Aug 1901    52   ts   57   NOTNAMED 7 Sep 1905    58   ts   40   NOTNAMED 4 Sep 1911    40   ts   51   NOTNAMED 7 Oct 1916    40   ts    1   NOTNAMED 1 Aug 1918    40   ts   34   NOTNAMED23 Aug 1918    75   h1   49   NOTNAMED 9 Sep 1921    81   h1    2   NOTNAMED 7 Aug 1928    40   ts    5   NOTNAMED 6 Sep 1931    40   ts   29   NOTNAMED12 Aug 1933    40   ts   33   NOTNAMED17 Sep 1933    46   ts   45   NOTNAMED24 Sep 1941    46   ts   60   NOTNMED21 Aug 1942    40   ts   53   NOTNAMED12 Oct 1943    63   ts   45   NOTNAMED24 Jul 1944    52   ts   49   NOTNAMED17 Aug 1944    63   ts   10   NOTNAMED 1 Sep 1948    40   ts   67   NOTNAMED 1 Sep 1949    52   ts   38   NOTNAMED 2 Sep 1951   109   h2   67   DOG 6 Oct 1954    86   h1   22   HAZEL22 Sep 1955   121   h3   53   JANET10 Jul 1960    75   h1   48   ABBY25 Sep 1963    86   h1   65   EDITH 7 Sep 1967    52   ts   57   BEULAH 2 Oct 1974    40   ts   38   GERTRUDE 4 Aug 1980   132   h4   34   ALLEN 8 Sep 1986    58   ts   42   DANIELLE21 Sep 1987    52   ts    5   EMILY10 Sep 1994    69   ts   56   DEBBY17 Aug 2001    40   ts    2   CHANTAL 8 Oct 2001    52   ts   23   JERRY23 Sep 2002    58   ts   37   LILI 8 Jul 2003    40   ts   26   CLAUDETTE

 

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