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Cancun, Mexico (MMUN)

Location: 21.17N 86.83W

Tropical systems passing within 60nm (= 69mi.) of the island. Used latitude/longitude coordinates (21.17N,86.83W) 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 Cancun. 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 Cancun and a five-year analysis to find out if more storms have passed close by Cancun recently.

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

2010 - 2010
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
13 Oct 2010    98   h2   62   PAULA

2000 - 2009
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
21 Sep 2002   127   h3   61   ISIDORE
11 Jul 2003    58   ts   19   CLAUDETTE
18 Jul 2005   132   h4   67   EMILY
21 Oct 2005   138   h4   17   WILMA
21 Jul 2008    52   ts   30   DOLLY
 8 Nov 2009    98   h2   56   IDA

1990 - 1999
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
 4 Jun 1995    58   ts   61   ALLISON

1980 - 1989
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
 7 Aug 1980   190   h5   49   ALLEN
14 Sep 1988   167   h5   41   GILBERT
21 Nov 1988    69   ts    4   KEITH

1970 - 1979
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
19 Aug 1973    63   ts    8   BRENDA
21 Sep 1975    58   ts   31   ELOISE

1960 - 1969
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
 7 Sep 1961   109   h2   44   CARLA
17 Sep 1967   109   h2   45   BEULAH

1950 - 1959
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
 2 Feb 1952    40   ts   21   NOTNAMED
 8 Oct 1953    46   ts   36   HAZEL

1940 - 1949
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
28 Aug 1942   104   h2   22   NOTNAMED
22 Aug 1944    92   h1   64   NOTNAMED
20 Sep 1944    81   h1    8   NOTNAMED
21 Jun 1945    46   ts   35   NOTNAMED

1930 - 1939
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
25 Jun 1931    40   ts   59   NOTNAMED
16 May 1933    46   ts   37   NOTNAMED
22 Sep 1933   104   h2   63   NOTNAMED
13 Jun 1936    46   ts   18   NOTNAMED
15 Aug 1936    69   ts   23   NOTNAMED
13 Aug 1938    98   h2    9   NOTNAMED
13 Jun 1939    40   ts   11   NOTNAMED

1920 - 1929
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
18 Oct 1922   109   h2   41   NOTNAMED
28 Sep 1924    40   ts   41   NOTNAMED

1910 - 1919
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
28 Oct 1911    52   ts   33   NOTNAMED
13 Oct 1912    69   ts    5   NOTNAMED
25 Jun 1913    58   ts    6   NOTNAMED
 4 Jul 1916    81   h1   35   NOTNAMED
17 Aug 1916   121   h3   41   NOTNAMED
14 Nov 1916    69   ts   54   NOTNAMED

1900 - 1909
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
11 Sep 1900    46   ts   24   NOTNAMED
13 Aug 1903    98   h2   32   NOTNAMED
26 Jun 1907    46   ts   58   NOTNAMED
 8 Aug 1909    46   ts   29   NOTNAMED
25 Aug 1909   104   h2    5   NOTNAMED

1890 - 1899
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
25 Aug 1890    58   ts   23   NOTNAMED
29 Sep 1893    98   h2   29   NOTNAMED
 9 Jun 1894    40   ts   55   NOTNAMED
26 Aug 1895    98   h2   15   NOTNAMED
23 Sep 1898    46   ts   63   NOTNAMED

1880 - 1889
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
 9 Aug 1880   104   h2   26   NOTNAMED
 6 Oct 1880    58   ts   26   NOTNAMED
16 Aug 1881    46   ts   30   NOTNAMED
16 Jul 1886    69   ts   62   NOTNAMED
20 Sep 1886    75   h1   53   NOTNAMED
25 Jul 1887    98   h2   19   NOTNAMED
17 Sep 1887    98   h2    1   NOTNAMED
 6 Sep 1888    81   h1   21   NOTNAMED

1870 - 1879
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
 2 Nov 1870    58   ts   11   NOTNAMED
 5 Oct 1873   104   h2   21   NOTNAMED
29 Sep 1877    81   h1   25   NOTNAMED
24 Oct 1879    46   ts   50   NOTNAMED

1860 - 1869
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
11 Sep 1865   104   h2   54   NOTNAMED

1851 - 1859
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
 8 Oct 1852   104   h2   27   NOTNAMED
28 Sep 1857   104   h2    0   NOTNAMED

Cancun, Mexico: all dec peak 5yr rank

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