The following verse provides a way to remember how likely hurricanes are in different months of the year. It applies specifically to Atlantic (Gulf of Mexico) and Caribbean hurricanes.
June, too soon
July, stand by
August, come it must
October, all over.
This verse matches the historical records of Atlantic and Caribbean hurricanes fairly closely. Even so, to keep everyone on their toes, hurricanes sometimes, very occasionally, develop in other months of the year.
Previous hurricane-related posts:
- Atlantic and eastern Pacific hurricane names for 2010
- How many hurricanes are likely in the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season?
Hurricane Alex, 30 June – 1 July 2010
- Hurricane Alex, the first Atlantic hurricane of the season, is about to strike land
- The Aftermath of Hurricane Alex
- Mass evacuations and flood alerts follow Hurricane Alex
- More reports of damage from Hurricane Alex, and another storm on the way
- The latest Hurricane Alex news, Saturday 10 July 2010
Hurricanes and other climatological phenomena are analyzed in chapters 4 and 7 of Geo-Mexico: the geography and dynamics of modern Mexico. Buy your copy today, so you have a handy reference guide available whenever you need it.