• Atlantic Hurricane Season Forecast 2021
2018 09 17 Hurricane
Updated August 2021

Atlantic Hurricane Season Forecast 2021

Key Takeaways

Indications point to above-normal hurricane season activity.

Increased oceanic heat content provides energy for strong hurricanes.

Conditions favorable for storm development in Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico.

August 2021: Hurricane Season is Ramping Up

The 2020 Atlantic season ended with a record total of 30 named storms, 13 of which became hurricanes. For 2021, initial indications were that the tropics would be just as favorable for development as they were last season.

While it may seem like this season has been relatively quiet, as of August 4, we've seen five named storms (including Category 1 Hurricane Elsa) putting the basin “above-normal” in terms of activity. Continue reading this forecast to get more information on the long-range patterns that help to identify where and how many storms may develop this season and to watch StormGeo Senior Meteorologist Chris Hebert walk through our full forecast.

Get the details on the latest forecast outlook for the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

Only have time for a quick glance? Check out our Atlantic Hurricane Season Risk Map, which shows areas with above normal risk for impact and the predicted number of storms by intensity.

2021 hurricane outlook StormGeo