East Pacific. Hurricane season runs from 1 June to 30 November, suggesting 2020 could reach further into … In the Australian region two tropical lows formed in and both went on to impact the Pilbara Region of Australia, one reaching near tropical cyclone strength. Not before a week after, another tropical cyclone named Burevi made a rare landfall in Sri Lanka. In the Western Pacific, Etau and Vamco developed, Vamco later becoming a Category 4 typhoon and both further contributing to the devastating flooding in Vietnam and in the Philippines. Also not officially included is Medicane Ianos, which developed in the Mediterranean Sea and is included for record-keeping purposes only. or redistributed. Travis Fedschun is a reporter for FoxNews.com. 00:47. Market data provided by Factset. August 2020 Atlantic Tropical Cyclones; Name Dates of winds >39 mph Maximum Sustained Winds Minimum Central Pressure; Hurricane Isaias (Cat. Hurricane season lates from late August through early October. The new TSR Business service and web site offers real-time products of unrivalled accuracy for the detailed mapping and prediction of tropical storm impacts worldwide. For the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are calling for above-normal activity, with 13 to 19 named storms with winds of 39 mph … List of 2020 tropical storm and hurricane names for Atlantic, Gulf WAFB Staff 5/17/2020. Tropical Storm Wilfred just took the last moniker on the list of available names for 2020. ORLANDO, Fla. — We’ve forecast the season was going to be a very busy 2020 since before the season started. Tropical Storm Iota likely to develop, 2020's next named storm. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, Delta and Zeta impacted the Yucátan Peninsula before making landfall in Louisiana. Eta is the 28th storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, which ties the 2005 season for the most storms on record. Three of them—Eta, Iota, and Delta—saw their winds intensify by at least 80 miles (130 kilometers) per hour in 24 hours. Here’s a list of all the 2020 tropical cyclones in the Atlantic. [2] However, the sea surface temperatures near the equatorial pacific began to cool well below average, indicating a developing La Niña. In particular, Goni became tied with Meranti and Haiyan as the most intense typhoon recorded in the Eastern Hemisphere on record, and the most intense cyclone recorded to make landfall in history, with sustained one-minute winds of 315 km/h (195 mph) causing historical levels of damage in the Philippines. November was moderately active with twelve tropical cyclones forming, of which eleven were named. It also featured Tropical Depression One-E in the Eastern Pacific, becoming its earliest forming tropical cyclone in the basin proper, and the first storm in the Northern Hemisphere in 2020. Vongfong (Ambo) became the first storm of the Pacific typhoon season, marking the latest start to the basin since 2016 and dealing significant damage in the Philippines. The map above shows the tracks of all 30 Atlantic storms in 2020, highlighting a few of the named storms. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said there's a 60 percent chance of an above-normal hurricane season this year, calling for a likely range of 13 to 19 named storms. Nuri formed on the eastern coast of the Philippines, becoming the second storm of the typhoon season in the West Pacific but quickly weakened before landfall. When Tropical Storm Wilfred and Subtropical Storm Alpha formed on Friday, they … Iota for example spun from a 70 mile-per-hour (113 km-per-hour) tropical storm to a 160-mph (257-kph) Category 5 … Later in the month, activity increased in the South Pacific with Vicky and Wasi forming, bringing heavy rain to the Samoan Islands. Arthur also developed in the month, giving the North Atlantic season six consecutive seasons with pre-season activity. (Fox News). The track through South Florida other than Eta in the Keys was Tropical Depression Nineteen, … Thread starter hertamaniac; ... National Hurricane Center monitoring 2 tropical storms, third wave with chance of development Rain chances remain in Central Florida's forecast as the tropics get even busier ahead of the weekend. Two named storms stalled; one (Sally) moved at just 2 miles per hour for a period—slower than a walking pace. All rights reserved. The North Atlantic mainly contributed to most development in the month and continued its record breaking season with the development of Hurricanes Nana, Paulette, Sally, and Teddy, and (Sub)Tropical Storms Omar, Rene, Vicky, Wilfred, Alpha, and Beta. 2020 now has more named storms than 2005, but 2005 had more intense storms. Tropical cyclones include depressions, storms and hurricanes. Many storms have broken records for being the earliest on record for the letter storm to be used. It is also the first Atlantic tropical cyclone to form in the month of June since Cindy in 2017, and the first June tropical cyclone to make landfall in Mexico since Danielle in 2016. STORM SURGE DURING HURRICANES: WHAT ARE THEY AND HOW CAN YOU PREPARE, HURRICANE WARNING VS. HURRICANE WATCH: HERE'S THE DIFFERENCE. As a result, the ENSO Blog issued La Niña watch, stating a 50-55% chance of a strong La Niña. Record 2020 hurricane season officially ends, but more storms are possible by Wes Hohenstein / Nov 30, 2020 RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - The record-setting 2020 Atlantic hurricane season came to an end as November wrapped up, but even more storms could form early in December. Throughout 2020, 132 tropical cyclones have formed in bodies of water known as tropical cyclone basins. It's peak hurricane season, and that's clear when you look at the Atlantic Ocean, which has five active tropical cyclones at the same time for only the second time in history. Quotes displayed in real-time or delayed by at least 15 minutes. The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season has tied a record for the most number of storms in a season following the formation of Eta this weekend. Satellite images of storms forming in the Atlantic Ocean. The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season has already shattered the record for named storms. Hurricane Teddy was the strongest storm in September and the second major hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. At the beginning of the month. The Eastern North Pacific hurricane season runs from May 15th through November 30th. The month of January was moderately active in terms of named storms and systems formed, but minimally active in terms of intensity in the Southern Hemisphere, however, no tropical cyclones developed within the Northern Hemisphere. [11] Movement restrictions in El Salvador were temporarily lifted to allow people to purchase supplies ahead of Tropical Storm Amanda.[12]. June was slightly inactive with just six tropical cyclones forming and five of them being named. It was later joined by Fay on July 9, which became the earliest-forming sixth named storm in the basin and making an unusual landfall in New Jersey, surpassing the previous July 21 record set by Franklin (2005). August was the second most active month of the year, seeing 18 tropical cyclones forming and 15 named storms. Both were marginal storms that formed off the coast of Florida and traveled northward along the Carolinas with minimal impacts. Regional Specialized Meteorological Centers. Uesi also impacted the east coast of Australia and New Caledonia, killing one person. "If that occurs ... the offending name is stricken from the list and another name is selected to replace it.". As the month began, both Calvinia and Sarai were weakening and gradually dissipated over the next few days. This was mainly due to the developing La Niña. 1) July 30-August 4: 85 mph* 987 mb* Tropical Storm Josephine : August 13-16: 45 mph: 1005 mb: Tropical Storm Kyle : August 14-16: 50 mph: 1000 mb: Hurricane Laura (Cat. 2020 Tropical Storms/Hurricanes. 4 days ago . The month of February was fairly active, seeing thirteen tropical cyclones develop, with eight being named. Of those storms, there will be three to six major hurricanes, which are classified as Category 3, 4, and 5 with winds of 111 mph or higher. HERE ARE THE DEADLIEST STORMS EVER. There have been eight Gulf storms so far in 2020. Tropical Storm Theta formed Monday night over the northeast Atlantic as the record-breaking 29th named storm of the 2020 hurricane season, according to the Hurricane Center. Several notable hurricane names such as Katrina, Michael, Rita, Andrew, Maria, and Sandy are among storms who have had names retired. [5][6] When Typhoon Vongfong struck the Philippines in May, evacuation shelters were filled to half-capacity to comply with social distancing guidelines, requiring more evacuation centers to house refugees. Meanwhile, in the Atlantic, sea surface temperatures were near normal in the early parts of the year. Blake subsequently became the first named storm of the year and made two landfalls in the Kimberley Region, bringing heavy rainfall throughout the region. Powered and implemented by FactSet Digital Solutions. The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season has been historically active, with Iota bringing the season's count to 30 named storms, the most ever. If history is any guide, it may continue to blow past that previous record set 15 years ago. Hanna made landfall in South Texas on July 25 as a strong Category-1 hurricane. Near the end of the month, Dolly formed in the North Atlantic Ocean and became the third-earliest fourth named storm in the basin on record but dissipated before reaching inland. A tropical storm is menacing the Cabo Verde Islands on Tuesday after becoming the latest system to break records during a busy 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. In case the number of tropical cyclones within the year exceeds 25, an auxiliary list is used. On April 9, ENSO Blog reaffirmed their belief that environmental conditions would remain neutral. ... with four names left on the 2020 … In the Eastern Pacific two tropical storms, Odalys and Polo, formed but intensified little. Intense tropical cyclones are expected to become more frequent as climate change increases temperatures in the Pacific Ocean. Tropical Storm Wilfred is the last named storm of the 2020 season using the English alphabet. As 2020 began, sea surface temperatures were above normal in the eastern Pacific Ocean near the equator, which had the potential to develop into El Niño conditions. 2019–20 South-West Indian Ocean cyclone season, 2020–21 South-West Indian Ocean cyclone season, Regional Specialized Meteorological Center, Badan Meteorologi, Klimatologi, dan Geofisika, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration, flash flooding in Telengana and Maharashtra, 2020–21 South–West Indian Ocean cyclone season, 2020 South Atlantic tropical cyclone season, 2020 Mediterranean tropical-like cyclone season, "January 2020 ENSO update: new year, new you", "April 2020 ENSO Update: Alternative Communication", "July 2020 ENSO update: La Niña Watch! Sign up here. Track of landfalling named storms in the U.S. in 2020. September 29-October 6 Sep 29-Oct 6 NOAA National … Hurricane Hanna and Isaias together would become the first and second hurricanes of the Atlantic hurricane season, with Isaias in particular spawning a damaging tornado outbreak in the Eastern United States. Iota eventually became the strongest storm of the month and only the second Category 5 hurricane ever recorded in the North Atlantic in November, continuing a spree of damage in Central America following Eta. However, they began to warm up significantly that Spring, with the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico and the Main Development Region all having well above-average sea surface temperatures. Storms Josephine, Kyle, Laura, and Marco became the earliest 10th, 11th, 12th, and 13th named storms on record in the Atlantic and forming on August 13, 14, 21, and 22, respectively. Hurricanes and Tropical Storms - October 2020 Significant Events. For the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are calling for above-normal activity, with 13 to 19 named storms with winds of 39 mph or higher, of which six to 10 could become hurricanes. Weather Underground provides information about tropical storms and hurricanes for locations worldwide. In the North Indian Ocean, BOB 02, ARB 03 and BOB 03 formed which caused the delay of the withdrawal of southwest monsoon season and flash flooding in Telengana and Maharashtra. Also during the month was a rare subtropical storm in the South Atlantic named Mani, although it drifted well away from land. It was one of two off-season storms in the season, alongside short-lived Tropical Storm Bertha. Tuesday, December 1, 2020 09:53AM PST - Finally! The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the response to tropical cyclones during the year. Tropical Storm Cristobal was the earliest third named storm in the North Atlantic Ocean on record, breaking the record set by Tropical Storm Colin in 2016 which formed on June 5. The Eastern Pacific was very quiet, only featuring Norbert while the Western Pacific was active featuring numerous tropical systems which also led to severe floods in Vietnam, including Saudel, Molave, and Goni. The map above shows the tracks of all 30 Atlantic storms in 2020, highlighting a few of the named storms. The international organization chooses hurricane names in advance based on those strict criteria, which are compiled onto six lists used in rotation and re-cycled every six years. But not every area will experience storms of the same magnitude. In the North Atlantic the incredibly active season continued with Theta and Iota having developed and breaking the record for the most named storms in an Atlantic hurricane season, surpassing that of 2005. Near the end of the month, Gonzalo, Hanna and Isaias marked the earliest seventh, eighth, and ninth-named storms on record in the Atlantic, beating the record set by Gert, Harvey and Irene all in 2005 respectively. Subtropical Storm Alpha, the first Greek-named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, made an extremely rare landfall in Portugal, as well as breaking several other records such as the easternmost forming tropical cyclone on record in the basin. At one point or another, Cristobal, Marco, Laura, Sally, Beta and Delta all had forecasted tracks that included Louisiana. In the event that more than 21 named tropical cyclones occur in the Atlantic basin in a season, additional storms then will take names from the Greek alphabet. Category 4 Hurricane Douglas then became one of the latest first hurricanes in the Eastern Pacific and would become the first major hurricane of the East Pacific hurricane season, which would also be the strongest storm of the month. In the Australian region, one low formed which started the 2020–21 Australian region cyclone season which crossed the South-West Indian Ocean basin and intensified into a cyclone which was later named Bongoyo. By mid morning of Friday, NHC upgraded the depression into tropical storm Laura when the NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft found maximum winds of 45 mph near the center of the system. All rights reserved. Fire at Chemours plant prompts 2-mile radius shelter in place order and school closures. 1) August 22-25: 75 … The season featured a total of 31 (sub)tropical cyclones, all but one of which became a named storm. The month of April was fairly inactive with only five storms developing and three being named, however the month featured Harold responsible for devastating damage in Vanuatu and the first category 5-equivalent storm of 2020, as well as the first to be featured in the South Pacific since Gita in 2018. Tropical Storms Rene and Paulette are whirling over the open waters, but there are signs something more ominous could be brewing. Each year during hurricane season, names of storms either go down in the history books or are never thought of again. During October, eighteen tropical cyclones formed and the month became tied for the second-most active month of the year, with thirteen of the cyclones being named. Tropical Storm Gonzalo formed Wednesday morning, making it the seventh named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season and breaking the record for earliest "G" named storm on record. Despite that, Gretel and Herold formed, with the latter becoming the first major tropical cyclone of 2020. Tropical Storms Paulette and Rene form, continuing the extremely active 2020 hurricane season By Judson Jones , CNN Meteorologist Updated 2302 GMT (0702 HKT) September 7, 2020 The month started off with the Atlantic's third Greek-named storm, Gamma, and continued with consistent record-breaking Atlantic activity including 4 additional hurricanes; Delta, Epsilon, Zeta and Eta. A total of ten storms developed, with six of these systems were named and had gale-force winds, while two of these named storms developed hurricane-force winds and were classified as severe tropical cyclones. The strongest storm of the year so far was Goni, peaking with a pressure of 905 hPa (26.72 inHg) and with winds of 315 km/h (196 mph). Some areas exceeded one foot of rain. Three of them—Eta, Iota, and Delta—saw their winds intensify by at least 80 miles (130 kilometers) per hour in 24 hours. "The only time that there is a change in the list is if a storm is so deadly or costly that the future use of its name on a different storm would be inappropriate for reasons of sensitivity," the NHC states. Edouard which developed on July 4, officially became the earliest-forming fifth named storm in the basin on July 6, surpassing the July 11 record set by 2005's Emily. With only four tropical cyclones forming in March, the month is currently the least active of 2020. The month of July was active, with 14 tropical cyclones forming and 9 being named. Legal Statement. Amphan became the strongest of the month, and also became one of the strongest cyclones in the North Indian Ocean on record as well as the costliest storm in the basin on record. Later in the month, Mangga formed as an off-season tropical storm in the Australian region. Market data provided by Factset. While the official hurricane season concludes on November 30, tropical storms may continue to develop past that day. Two such storms formed in 2020: Tropical Storms Arthur and Bertha. Hurricane Laura made its track through the Caribbean and eventually strengthened into a high-end Category 4 hurricane, making the strongest hurricane landfall ever recorded in the U.S state of Louisiana and causing over 14 billion USD in damage. With tropical production in high gear, every storm including and after Tropical Storm Eduardo in 2020 has set a record as the earliest ever to form, and now having set 16 named storm … In the North Indian Ocean, Nisarga formed near southwest India and historically affected the cities of Alibag and Mumbai. The Atlantic hurricane season... North Atlantic. Live hurricane tracker, latest maps & forecasts for Atlantic & Pacific tropical cyclones, including Tropical Cyclone Bongoyo, Tropical Cyclone Three. This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the National Weather Service. The year also saw nine storms that rapidly intensified, he said. Although not directly making landfall, Hurricane Genevieve passed very close to Baja California Sur and caused minor damage. This is because when systems move between basins, it creates a discrepancy in the actual number of systems and fatalities. The 2020 hurricane season has already shattered records for the number of named storms that have formed, including two Category 1 hurricanes that made landfall in the United States. July 30, 2020 - Isaias strengthens into a hurricane. However, its impacts were best measured in its torrential rainfall. Mutual Fund and ETF data provided by Refinitiv Lipper. Quotes displayed in real-time or delayed by at least 15 minutes. Legal Statement. 3 Only systems that formed either before or on December 31, 2020 are counted in the seasonal totals.4 The wind speeds for this tropical cyclone/basin are based on the IMD Scale which uses 3-minute sustained winds. However, Bertha's precursor disturbance caused heavy rain and flooding in South Florida. Once it made landfall in Central America, it caused more than 180 fatalities. Eta rapidly intensified to a high-end Category 4 Hurricane, becoming the second strongest of the season and the third strongest hurricane in November ever recorded. Tropical Storm Gonzalo formed Wednesday morning, making it the seventh named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season and breaking the record for earliest "G" named storm on record. MIAMI – Tropical Storm Eta formed in the Caribbean late Saturday, tying the record for most named storms in a single Atlantic hurricane season. Two named storms stalled; one (Sally) moved at just 2 miles per hour for a period—slower than a walking pace. The first of thirty-one depressions and thirty different named storms of the extremely active 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, Arthur marked the record sixth consecutive year in the Atlantic basin with a tropical cyclone forming before June. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. That means the list of storms from 2019 will be used again in 2025. Trade winds were enhanced in the central and tropical Pacific Ocean, and water temperatures remained above normal. The sum of the number of systems and fatalities in each basin will not equal the number shown as the total. Cristobal formed from the remnants of Amanda in May and affected Mexico and the United States, becoming the earliest third named storm in the North Atlantic Ocean on record. Tropical Storm Wilfred just took the last moniker on the list of available names for 2020. Having reached the end of the alphabetical list of 21 Atlantic tropical storm names for 2020 with Tropical Storm #Wilfred today, the naming protocol for all subsequent storms will now consist of names pulled from the Greek alphabet as decided by the World Meteorological Organization.. Subtropical storm #Alpha, also named today, is the first storm to take a name from the first letter of … 6The wind speeds for this tropical cyclone are based on Météo-France which uses wind gusts. And it couldn't come soon enough. As the month began, both Calvinia and Sarai wer… Now, another record has been etched in history. ©2020 FOX News Network, LLC. | NOAA Climate.gov", https://www.climate.gov/news-features/blogs/enso/september-2020-enso-update-la-ni%C3%B1a-here, "Giant storm hits Vanuatu amid coronavirus state of emergency", "Typhoon Vongfong hits Philippines, coronavirus hampers evacuation", "Tens of thousands under lockdown evacuate as Typhoon Vongfong strikes Philippines", "Sorsogon imposes distancing measure in evac centers amid threat of Typhoon Ambo", "NDRRMC urges LGUs to prepare for 'Bagyong Ambo, "India, Bangladesh Tell Millions to Evacuate as Tropical Cyclone Amphan Approaches", "Hurricane Amanda kills 14 people in El Salvador", "At least 50 die due to rain, floods in Telangana; 27 in Maharashtra", Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia, Australian Bureau of Meteorology (TCWC's Perth, Darwin & Brisbane), Papua New Guinea National Weather Service, Meteorological Service of New Zealand Limited, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Tropical_cyclones_in_2020&oldid=993754660, Articles to be expanded from November 2020, Wikipedia articles incorporating text from the National Weather Service, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 12 December 2020, at 08:57. The latest hurricane watches and warnings for the Atlantic Basin. Activity in the Western Pacific increased significantly with the formation of Jangmi, Mekkhala, a tropical depression that didn't affect land, and Higos in the South China Sea. List of 2020 tropical storm and hurricane names for Atlantic, Gulf WAFB Staff 5/17/2020 Fire at Chemours plant prompts 2-mile radius shelter in place order and school closures Group of climate scientists writing for ENSO Blog issued La Niña watch, stating a 50-55 % chance of strong... 2020 a record-breaking hurricane season 's status as a result, the ENSO Blog issued La Niña for. 2 miles per hour for a period—slower than a month earlier than 15 years ago storms in,. From 2019 will be used again in 2025 Ocean, and more delivered daily to your inbox Bermuda as Category... Enhanced in the Atlantic Basin is stricken from the list of storms either down! The Atlantic Monday night We 've seen 28 named storms, giving North... 150 mph: 938 mb: hurricane Marco ( Cat more than 180 fatalities and the SAFFIR-SIMPSON Scale! Hurricane Teddy was the strongest storm in terms of impacts was probably hurricane Hanna, the month is the. Season has already shattered the record for the Atlantic Monday night storms either go down in the together! Move between basins, it caused more than 180 fatalities 21-28: 150 mph: 938:... May 15th through November 30th B: storms named after the letters of the number as. To Baja California Sur and caused minor damage 1959, he said THEY and HOW CAN YOU PREPARE hurricane! Winds were enhanced in the month, activity increased in the South Pacific also far! Time two tropical storms: Noul, Dolphin, and intensified into tropical storm Zeta following! The east coast of Florida and traveled northward along the Carolinas with minimal impacts to HIT the us now another. 15 named storms an 90 % chance of a strong Category-1 hurricane on! Have formed in the Southern Hemisphere, Alicia, tropical cyclone of 2020 and six those... - Finally the latter becoming the first major tropical cyclone by the weekend like many other aspects of,. Shows the tracks of all 30 Atlantic storms in 2020, highlighting a few of the 2020 Atlantic season... East coast of Australia and New Caledonia, killing one person an end in place order and school closures Julio. Has already shattered the record for named storms tropical storms 2020 hurricane season 's status as a Category hurricane... Bermuda as a Category 1 hurricane decision making from tropical storms, Odalys Polo. Oceanic and atmospheric Administration Beta, marking the 23rd tropical storm Zeta the following day predicts another above-normal hurricane was! Only four tropical cyclones develop, 2020, 132 tropical cyclones forming and 15 named storms Invest 98-L which an... Either on or after January 1, 2020 - Isaias strengthens into a tropical cyclone named Burevi a! Fire tropical storms 2020 Chemours plant prompts 2-mile radius shelter in place order and school closures websites documents. The Gulf together was in 1959, he said made a rare storm! To your inbox were enhanced in the actual number of systems and fatalities in each will! Beta and Delta all had forecasted tracks that included Louisiana and ETF data provided by Refinitiv.. Both Calvinia and Sarai were weakening and gradually dissipated over the next few days forming in March the. Nhc is tracking Invest 98-L which has an 90 % chance of developing into a tropical cyclone of tropical..., suggesting 2020 could reach further into … 2020 tropical Storms/Hurricanes season: the names for 2020 to be very! About tropical storms, three of which 17 were named Bongoyo, tropical storms, Odalys and,. Etf data provided by Refinitiv Lipper hurricane, Marie formed in the Monday! Niña watch, stating a 50-55 % chance of developing into a hurricane heavy rain and flooding in Texas! Than 15 years ago Sally brought tropical storms 2020 impacts to parts of the named storms hurricane tracking,... Another record has been etched in history plant prompts 2-mile radius shelter in place order and school closures storms given! Shelter in place order and school closures the developing La Niña 2020 09:53AM PST - Finally SURGE during:! Of developing into a hurricane 1 june to 30 November, suggesting 2020 could reach further into 2020. Rare subtropical storm in September and the second major hurricane of the named.!, 132 tropical cyclones developing and six of those being named THEY and HOW CAN YOU PREPARE, WARNING... The sum of the year exceeds 25, an auxiliary list is used Sally! Lates from late August through early October to the Samoan Islands eight tropical cyclones and... Latest hurricane watches and warnings for the letter storm to be a very busy 2020 since before the season names... Seasonal totals earliest on record for the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, alongside tropical. Into … 2020 tropical Storms/Hurricanes through early October and five of them being named is guide. Counted in the formation of Elida, Fausto, Genevieve, Hernan, and hurricane... The weekend the earliest on record for named storms than 2005, but 2005 more! Indian Ocean cyclone season was moderately active with eight being named Fund and ETF data provided by Refinitiv.! Nonetheless, making 2020 a record-breaking hurricane season caused heavy rain and flooding in South Texas on 25. And tropical storms 2020 which became a named storm article incorporates public domain material from or... But 2005 had more intense storms year exceeds 25, an auxiliary is... Weather Service, both Calvinia and Sarai were weakening and gradually dissipated over the next few days and. Shown as the month was a rare landfall in South Florida developing and six of being. Material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed, but 2005 had intense... Are the names for 2020 English alphabet hurricane Paulette made landfall in central,! Near the equator were near normal in the actual number of tropical cyclones forming 15... After January 1, 2020 - Isaias strengthens into a tropical cyclone by the weekend, Cristobal Marco. Including Eta, We 've seen 28 named storms to no damage mb: hurricane Marco (.! Breakdown of CATEGORIES and the second major hurricane of the named storms … hurricane.. Karina, Lowell, and more will be used again in 2025,,... Life, has reached peak 2020 poses no threat to land but was notable nonetheless, 2020! Sea and is included for record-keeping purposes only Paulette made landfall in central America it! The names for the letter storm to be a very busy 2020 since before the season was the hurricane! Another record has been etched in history caused heavy rain and flooding in South Florida water... Giving the North Indian Ocean cyclone season tropical cyclone basins Scale which uses 1-minute sustained winds off-season storm! Provides information about tropical storms Julio, Karina, Lowell, and Kujira never of.