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Iota is now a hurricane over the southcentral Caribbean Sea. Expected to strengthen over the next day or two before making landfall over coastal Nicaragua. Jamaicans should continue to monitor this system closely. November 15, 2020 
Tropical Storm Theta has formed over the Northeast Atlantic. This is the 29th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season. This breaks the single-season record for the most named storms previously held by the 2005 Hurricane Season. This system poses no threat to Jamaica. November 09, 2020 
Eta is now a hurricane over the south-central Caribbean. This system will influence weather conditions across the island over the next day or two. November 02, 2020 
Zeta is now a hurricane. This is now the 11th hurricane of the 2020 season. This system will continue to influence weather conditions across the island over the next 12 hours. October 26, 2020 
Tropical Storm has strengthened into Hurricane Epsilon in the central Atlantic. It is forecast to strengthen over the next day or two. This system poses no threat to Jamaica. October 21, 2020 
Delta is now a hurricane, the 9th of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. Jamaicans should continue to brace for increase showers with possible flash flooding. October 05, 2020 
Tropical Storm Gamma forms over the coast of Mexico. This system poses no direct threat to Jamaica. However, the island will continue to experience showers associated with this system over the next 24 hours. October 02, 2020 
Tropical Storm Beta forms over the Gulf of Mexico. This system poses no threat to Jamaica. September 18, 2020 
Subtropical Storm Alpha forms near the coast of Portugal. This system poses no threat to the Caribbean. September 18, 2020 
Tropical Storm Wilfred forms over the eastern Atlantic. This system poses no threat to Jamaica. September 18, 2020 
Tropical Depression 22 forms in the Gulf of Mexico. This system poses no threat to Jamaica. September 17, 2020 
Tropical Storm Vicky forms over the eastern Atlantic. This system poses no threat to Jamaica. September 14, 2020 
Hurricane Teddy forms over the central Atlantic. This system poses no threat to Jamaica. September 16, 2020 
Hurricane Sally has formed over the Gulf of Mexico. This system poses no threat to Jamaica. September 12, 2020 
Paulette is now a hurricane over the northwestern Atlantic. This system poses no threat to Jamaica. September 13, 2020 
The NHC indicates that Nana has become a hurricane and is expected to make landfall along the coast of Belize tonight. This system is not a threat to Jamaica. September 02, 2020
Tropical Storm Omar forms off the east coast of the United States. This system poses no threat to Jamaica. September 01, 2020
Marco has become a hurricane and could make landfall near the Louisiana coast on Monday. August 23, 2020
Tropical Storm Laura becomes a hurricane, forecast to reach category 3 before making landfall on the south coast of the USA. This system poses no threat to Jamaica. August 25, 2020
Tropical Storm Kyle has formed off the east coast of the United States. This system poses no threat to Jamaica. August 14, 2020
Tropical Storm Josephine forms in the western tropical Atlantic. This system poses no threat to Jamaica. August 13, 2020
Tropical Depression #10 forms over the eastern Atlantic. This system poses no threat Caribbean. July 31, 2020
Hurricane Isaias moving closer towards southern Florida. All interest in the northern Bahamas and Florida should monitor this system closely. August 01, 2020
Hanna strengthens and has become the first hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic season. Hanna is expected to make landfall along the southern Texas coast sometime today. This system poses no threat to Jamaica. July 25, 2020
Tropical Storm Gonzalo forms over the Central Tropical Atlantic. All interest in the Caribbean, including Jamaica, should monitor this system closely. July 22, 2020
Tropical Storm #Fay has formed near the coast of North #Carolina. Showers from this system is expected along portions of the North Carolina coast. This system poses no threat to #Jamaica.   July 09, 2020
Tropical Storm Edouard forms over the western Atlantic. This system poses no threat to Jamaica.  July 05, 2020
Tropical Storm Dolly forms over the north Atlantic. This system is expected to become Post-Tropical sometime tomorrow. Dolly poses no threat to Jamaica.  June 23, 2020
Tropical Storm Christobal has formed in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico and could track toward the US Gulf Coast in the coming days. This system poses no threat to #Jamaica. June 2, 2020
Tropical Storm #Bertha has formed near the coast of South #Carolina this morning. Heavy rainfall expected along portions of the South Carolina coast. This system poses no threat to #Jamaica. May 27, 2020
The First Tropical storm (Arthur) of the Atlantic Hurricane season forms off southeast Coast of Florida. Tropical Storm Watch issued for a portion of the North Carolina Coast.  May 16, 2020

 

Storm Names for the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Tropical Storm Arthur
Hurricane Hanna
Tropical Storm Omar
Tropical Storm Bertha
Hurricane Isaias
Hurricane Paulette
Tropical Storm Cristobal
Tropical Storm Josephine
Tropical Storm Rene
Tropical Storm Dolly
Tropical Storm Kyle
Hurricane Sally
Tropical Storm Edouard
Hurricane Laura
Hurricane Teddy
Tropical Storm Fay
Hurricane Marco
Tropical Storm Vicky
Tropical Storm Gonzalo
Hurricane Nana
Tropical Storm Wilfred
Tropical Depression #10
Tropical Storm Beta
Subtropical Storm Alpha
Tropical Storm Gamma
Hurricane Delta
Hurricane  Epsilon
Hurricane Zeta
Hurricane Eta
Tropical Storm Theta
Hurricane Iota
 
 

 

The hurricane season in Jamaica officially runs from June 1 to November 30. The Caribbean and the Atlantic region generally experience few or no storms during the first two months (June and July) of the season. However, the latter portion of the season is regarded as the most active part of the season. The most active months are September and October. This is also Jamaica’s primary rainy season, with monthly average rainfall generally exceeding 200 mm. During the hurricane season, we provided accurate and early forecasting of storms and their impact on the region. The island weather service also issues adequate warning messages, so that the necessary precautions can be taken. However, if you are heading to Jamaica during the hurricane season for that perfect Caribbean vacations, you should always visit our web site Jamaica Weather for the latest storm forecast.

 

 

Forecast Parameters
Average 1981-2010
June 2020
July 2020
Named Storms 12 19 20
Named Storm Days 60.1 85 85
Hurricanes 6.5 9 9
Hurricane Days 21.3 40 40
Major Hurricanes 2.0 4 4
Major Hurricane Days 3.9 9 9

Tropical Atlantic storm names to be used from 2015 thru to 2020

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Ana
Bill
Claudette
Danny
Erika
Fred
Grace
Henri
Ida
Joaquin
Kate
Larry
Mindy
Nicholas
Odette
Peter
Rose
Sam
Teresa
Victor
Wanda
Alex
Bonnie
Colin
Danielle
Earl
Fiona
Gaston
Hermine
Ian
Julia
Karl
Lisa
Matthew
Nicole
Otto
Paula
Richard
Shary
Tobias
Virginie
Walter
Arlene
Bret
Cindy
Don
Emily
Franklin
Gert
Harvey
Irma
Jose
Katia
Lee
Maria
Nate
Ophelia
Philippe
Rina
Sean
Tammy
Vince
Whitney
Alberto
Beryl
Chris
Debby
Ernesto
Florence
Gordon
Helene
Isaac
Joyce
Kirk
Leslie
Michael
Nadine
Oscar
Patty
Rafael
Sara
Tony
Valerie
William
Andrea
Barry
Chantal
Dorian
Erin
Fernand
Gabrielle
Humberto
Imelda
Jerry
Karen
Lorenzo
Melissa
Nestor
Olga
Pablo
Rebekah
Sebastien
Tanya
Van
Wendy
Arthur
Bertha
Cristobal
Dolly
Edouard
Fay
Gonzalo
Hanna
Isaias
Josephine
Kyle
Laura
Marco
Nana
Omar
Paulette
Rene
Sally
Teddy
Vicky
Wilfred
Alpha
Beta
Gamma
Delta
Epsilon
Zeta
Eta
Theta
Iota