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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (MDPC)

Location: 18.57N 68.37W

Tropical systems passing within 60nm (= 69mi.) of the island. Used latitude/longitude coordinates (18.57N,68.37W) might not be the center of the island. Often the location of the island weather station was used, which is normally at the airport.
Please note that not only hurricanes (h1-h5) are included but also tropical storms (ts). Wind/category reported is maximum measured while the system moved through region (box). Each category storm has its own color (see color bar below; ts=tropical storm; h1=category 1 hurricane; etc., see the guide for definitions). Different projections can be selected, the island projections are most zoomed in (select if you want to see how close the systems passed by the island [not available for regions]), while the world projection most zoomed out (select when you want to see the complete path of the storm). Winds are in miles per hour. It is also calculated how close the center of the storm came to the island, the so-called closest point of approach (cpoa, in miles).

Below you can see all stormtracks for each decade since 1851 for Punta Cana. Note that the most recent 'decade' (2010) only consists of 1 year. All storms since 1851 in one image [colored spaghetti] can be found elsewhere. In the climatology section there is also a weekly analysis of the data which shows when the real peak of hurricane season is for Punta Cana and a five-year analysis to find out if more storms have passed close by Punta Cana recently.

Projection: Island | Caribbean | Atlantic | World |
[ts=tropical storm; h1=category 1 hurricane; etc.]

2010 - 2010
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
  NO STORMS PASSED BY THIS DECADE

2000 - 2009
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
23 Aug 2000    75   h1   66   DEBBY
10 Oct 2003    46   ts   46   MINDY
16 Sep 2004    81   h1    2   JEANNE
11 Dec 2007    58   ts    5   OLGA
15 Aug 2008    40   ts    7   FAY

1990 - 1999
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
11 Sep 1996    81   h1   14   HORTENSE
22 Sep 1998   121   h3   27   GEORGES

1980 - 1989
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
 9 Sep 1981    46   ts   65   GERT

1970 - 1979
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
16 Sep 1975    75   h1   63   ELOISE
 5 Sep 1979    52   ts   53   FREDERIC

1960 - 1969
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
 3 Oct 1961    58   ts   14   FRANCES
27 Sep 1963    75   h1   40   EDITH

1950 - 1959
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
23 Sep 1952    40   ts   40   CHARLIE
 9 Sep 1953    63   ts   65   DOLLY
13 Aug 1956    98   h2   57   BETSY

1940 - 1949
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
14 Oct 1943    92   h1    8   NOTNAMED
22 Sep 1949    81   h1   60   NOTNAMED

1930 - 1939
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
 3 Sep 1930   138   h4   42   NOTNAMED
11 Sep 1931    69   ts    7   NOTNAMED
27 Sep 1932    98   h2   29   NOTNAMED
28 Sep 1933    46   ts   67   NOTNAMED
 9 Aug 1938    40   ts   13   NOTNAMED

1920 - 1929
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
11 Sep 1921   127   h3   11   NOTNAMED
24 Jul 1926    98   h2   14   NOTNAMED
14 Sep 1928   150   h4   31   NOTNAMED

1910 - 1919
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
 7 Sep 1910    92   h1   67   NOTNAMED
22 Aug 1916    75   h1    8   NOTNAMED
 4 Sep 1919    52   ts   13   NOTNAMED

1900 - 1909
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
 1 Sep 1900    52   ts   55   NOTNAMED
 7 Jul 1901    69   ts    4   NOTNAMED
12 Sep 1901    58   ts    3   NOTNAMED
22 Aug 1909    92   h1   54   NOTNAMED

1890 - 1899
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
20 Aug 1891    98   h2    3   NOTNAMED
17 Aug 1893   109   h2   38   NOTNAMED
 2 Sep 1896    98   h2   19   NOTNAMED
 9 Aug 1899   121   h3   28   NOTNAMED

1880 - 1889
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
10 Oct 1887    69   ts   57   NOTNAMED

1870 - 1879
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
13 Sep 1876    81   h1    8   NOTNAMED
29 Nov 1878    69   ts   65   NOTNAMED

1860 - 1869
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
30 Oct 1867    81   h1   25   NOTNAMED

1851 - 1859
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
18 Aug 1851   104   h2   53   NOTNAMED
 6 Sep 1852    69   ts    5   NOTNAMED
26 Aug 1855    69   ts   42   NOTNAMED

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic: all dec peak 5yr rank

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