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On average, 10.1 named storms occur each season, with an average of 5.9 becoming hurricanes and 2.5 becoming major hurricanes (Category 3 or greater). The most active season was 2005, during which 28 tropical cyclones formed, of which a record 15 became hurricanes.When is hurricane season most active?
Atlantic hurricane season. On a worldwide scale, May is the least active month, while September is the most active. In the Northern Atlantic Ocean, a distinct hurricane season occurs from June 1 to November 30, sharply peaking from late August through September; the season's climatological peak of activity occurs around September 10 each season.Are there any hurricanes forming right now?
As of right now, there are three hurricanes currently active: Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Jose, and Hurricane Katia. Many are still reeling from the devastation that was left in Hurricane Harvey’s wake and it was already reported as the most expensive natural disaster in U.S. history.When are hurricanes most likely to occur?
Hurricanes happen when the oceans have been warmed during summer months. In the North Atlantic, hurricane season is from June 1 to November 30, but most hurricanes happen during the fall. As a hurricane’s winds spiral around and around the storm, they push water into a mound at the storm’s center.