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Montego Bay, Jamaica (MKJS)

Location: 18.50N 77.92W

Tropical systems passing within 60nm (= 69mi.) of the island. Used latitude/longitude coordinates (18.50N,77.92W) 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 Montego Bay (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 Montego Bay and a five-year analysis to find out if more storms have passed close by Montego Bay recently.

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

1851 - 2010
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
 9 Sep 1865   104   h2   34   NOTNAMED
 6 Oct 1870    69   ts   61   NOTNAMED
 2 Nov 1874   104   h2   60   NOTNAMED
12 Oct 1879    58   ts   35   NOTNAMED
19 Aug 1880    81   h1   51   NOTNAMED
20 Aug 1886   109   h2   29   NOTNAMED
18 May 1887    58   ts   46   NOTNAMED
 6 Jun 1894    40   ts   34   NOTNAMED
25 Aug 1895    98   h2   54   NOTNAMED
26 Sep 1896    86   h1   45   NOTNAMED
 5 Jul 1901    69   ts   37   NOTNAMED
14 Sep 1901    69   ts   57   NOTNAMED
11 Aug 1903   121   h3    5   NOTNAMED
13 Jun 1904    81   h1   36   NOTNAMED
15 Sep 1909    40   ts   20   NOTNAMED
 9 Sep 1910    81   h1    9   NOTNAMED
18 Nov 1912   115   h3    1   NOTNAMED
13 Aug 1915   115   h3   15   NOTNAMED
16 Aug 1916    86   h1   17   NOTNAMED
23 Sep 1917   109   h2   12   NOTNAMED
11 Aug 1928    75   h1   68   NOTNAMED
 2 Sep 1928    40   ts   53   NOTNAMED
13 Sep 1931    63   ts   28   NOTNAMED
29 Sep 1932    46   ts   41   NOTNAMED
16 Jul 1933    52   ts   14   NOTNAMED
29 Oct 1933    98   h2    3   NOTNAMED
20 Oct 1934    46   ts   32   NOTNAMED
23 Oct 1935    69   ts   55   NOTNAMED
 2 Nov 1939    69   ts   41   NOTNAMED
20 Aug 1944   121   h3   15   NOTNAMED
20 Sep 1947    40   ts   14   NOTNAMED
18 Sep 1948    58   ts   61   NOTNAMED
12 Oct 1949    40   ts    5   NOTNAMED
18 Aug 1951    92   h1   25   CHARLIE
 6 Aug 1980   132   h4   42   ALLEN
12 Sep 1988   127   h3   28   GILBERT
13 Nov 1994    40   ts   58   GORDON
18 Sep 2002    52   ts   43   ISIDORE
30 Sep 2002    69   ts   23   LILI
12 Aug 2004    86   h1   69   CHARLEY
11 Sep 2004   144   h4   63   IVAN
20 Aug 2007   144   h4   68   DEAN
29 Aug 2008    69   ts   25   GUSTAV

Montego Bay, Jamaica: all dec peak 5yr rank

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