Hurricane Season 2023 - Atlantic Ocean

Based on reporting from tne National Hurricane Center. Most recent updates listed first.

This reporting covers named tropical storms during the 2023 hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean. The season officially began on June 1, and will end on November 30. Peak activity is expected between August 21 and October 27. These dates, adopted by convention, historically describe the period in each year when most tropical cyclogenesis (storm activity) occurs in the Atlantic. 

The NHC has issued the list of names that it has allocated for the North Atlantic tropical storm season in 2023. This is the same list used in the 2017 season, with the exceptions of HaroldIdaliaMargot, and Nigel, which replaced names of storms that saw significant activity and reporting in 2017 (Irma, Maria, Harvey and Nate).

  • Arlene
  • Bret
  • Cindy
  • Don
  • Emily
  • Franklin (active)
  • Gert (active)
  • Harold (unused)
  • Idalia (unused)
  • Jose (unused)
  • Katia (unused)
  • Lee (unused)
  • Margot (unused)
  • Nigel (unused)
  • Ophelia (unused)
  • Philippe (unused)
  • Rina (unused)
  • Sean (unused)
  • Tammy (unused)
  • Vince (unused)
  • Whitney (unused)

NHC update, Monday, August 21 at 8am.

As of the morning of August 21, 2023, there are now three named hurricanes in the Atlantic ocean: Gert, Franklin and Emily. 
According to NHC forecasts, none of the three has a projected path that would threaten any of the islands where we do business.
Gert is projected to run north of the Leeward islands
Franklin is far west of the Leeward Islands, and is projected to run far enough east of Turks & Caicos to not impact those islands.
...and Emily is projected to head northeast of Bermuda
Related links to Tropical storm reports
Recap from 2017 tropical storm season
What is St Barts like after Irma? January 2018
St Barts vacation testimonials post Irma