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Kingston, Jamaica (MKJP)

Location: 17.93N 76.78W

Tropical systems passing within 60nm (= 69mi.) of the island. Used latitude/longitude coordinates (17.93N,76.78W) 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 since 1851 for Kingston (for more details about individual storms skip to another page where storms are separated per decade). In the climatology section there is also a weekly analysis of the data which shows when the real peak of hurricane season is for Kingston and a five-year analysis to find out if more storms have passed close by Kingston recently.

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

1851 - 2010
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
 6 Oct 1852   104   h2   50   NOTNAMED
 9 Sep 1865   104   h2   48   NOTNAMED
 5 Oct 1870    58   ts   69   NOTNAMED
 2 Nov 1874   104   h2   22   NOTNAMED
12 Oct 1879    58   ts   28   NOTNAMED
 7 Aug 1880    92   h1   54   NOTNAMED
19 Aug 1880    92   h1    1   NOTNAMED
 8 Oct 1884    69   ts   50   NOTNAMED
20 Aug 1886   109   h2    2   NOTNAMED
25 Aug 1895    92   h1   39   NOTNAMED
26 Sep 1896    81   h1   26   NOTNAMED
31 Oct 1898    58   ts   36   NOTNAMED
 8 Nov 1899    63   ts   18   NOTNAMED
 5 Jul 1901    69   ts   56   NOTNAMED
11 Aug 1903   121   h3   12   NOTNAMED
12 Nov 1909    69   ts   63   NOTNAMED
 8 Sep 1910    81   h1   30   NOTNAMED
19 Nov 1912    92   h1   48   NOTNAMED
13 Aug 1915   109   h2   31   NOTNAMED
16 Aug 1916    86   h1   26   NOTNAMED
23 Sep 1917   104   h2   25   NOTNAMED
12 Sep 1918    40   ts   50   NOTNAMED
 8 Nov 1924    46   ts   11   NOTNAMED
11 Aug 1928    81   h1   68   NOTNAMED
 2 Sep 1928    40   ts   19   NOTNAMED
12 Sep 1931    63   ts   12   NOTNAMED
29 Sep 1932    46   ts    2   NOTNAMED
16 Jul 1933    52   ts   35   NOTNAMED
29 Oct 1933    86   h1   69   NOTNAMED
20 Oct 1934    46   ts    8   NOTNAMED
18 Sep 1942    52   ts   39   NOTNAMED
20 Aug 1944   121   h3    7   NOTNAMED
12 Oct 1949    40   ts   63   NOTNAMED
18 Aug 1951    86   h1    5   CHARLIE
31 Aug 1974    75   h1   58   CARMEN
16 Sep 1974    40   ts   64   FIFI
 6 Aug 1980   132   h4   47   ALLEN
12 Sep 1988   127   h3    4   GILBERT
13 Nov 1994    46   ts    5   GORDON
 7 Oct 2001    86   h1   46   IRIS
29 Sep 2002    58   ts   58   LILI
11 Sep 2004   155   h5   41   IVAN
 7 Jul 2005   115   h3   59   DENNIS
19 Aug 2007   144   h4   44   DEAN
28 Aug 2008    69   ts    5   GUSTAV

Kingston, Jamaica: all dec peak 5yr rank

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