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Ambergris Caye (San Pedro), Belize (MZAC)

Location: 18.03N 87.90W

Tropical systems passing within 60nm (= 69mi.) of the island. Used latitude/longitude coordinates (18.03N,87.90W) 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 Ambergris Caye. 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 Ambergris Caye and a five-year analysis to find out if more storms have passed close by Ambergris Caye recently.

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

2010 - 2010
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
26 Jun 2010    63   ts   41   ALEX
15 Sep 2010    63   ts   33   KARL
25 Oct 2010    98   h2   60   RICHARD

2000 - 2009
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
 1 Oct 2000   138   h4   11   KEITH
21 Aug 2001    69   ts    8   CHANTAL
21 Aug 2007   173   h5   50   DEAN
31 May 2008    46   ts   17   ARTHUR

1990 - 1999
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
18 Sep 1993    40   ts   35   GERT

1980 - 1989
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
22 Sep 1980    69   ts   10   HERMINE

1970 - 1979
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
11 Sep 1971    69   ts   24   EDITH
20 Nov 1971    69   ts   52   LAURA
 2 Sep 1974   138   h4   39   CARMEN

1960 - 1969
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
31 Oct 1961   161   h5   48   HATTIE

1950 - 1959
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
28 Sep 1955   150   h4   27   JANET

1940 - 1949
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
20 Sep 1940    46   ts    6   NOTNAMED
22 Sep 1942    46   ts   49   NOTNAMED
 9 Nov 1942    98   h2   15   NOTNAMED
31 Aug 1945    46   ts   31   NOTNAMED
 5 Oct 1946    40   ts   46   NOTNAMED

1930 - 1939
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
12 Jul 1931    46   ts   17   NOTNAMED
10 Sep 1931   127   h3   29   NOTNAMED
14 Sep 1931    69   ts   37   NOTNAMED
 1 Oct 1932    46   ts   23   NOTNAMED
 9 Oct 1932    46   ts   17   NOTNAMED
12 Sep 1933    81   h1   18   NOTNAMED
 8 Jun 1934    81   h1   11   NOTNAMED
12 Jun 1936    40   ts   52   NOTNAMED
28 Aug 1936    40   ts   62   NOTNAMED
11 Oct 1938    46   ts   29   NOTNAMED
12 Jun 1939    40   ts   14   NOTNAMED

1920 - 1929
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
20 Sep 1920    52   ts   34   NOTNAMED
17 Jun 1921    52   ts   10   NOTNAMED
18 Jun 1924    46   ts    3   NOTNAMED

1910 - 1919
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
 1 Sep 1916    58   ts    1   NOTNAMED
15 Oct 1916   109   h2   56   NOTNAMED

1900 - 1909
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
14 Oct 1906    81   h1   20   NOTNAMED

1890 - 1899
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
12 Oct 1892    98   h2   50   NOTNAMED
 6 Jul 1893    92   h1   18   NOTNAMED
16 Sep 1898    58   ts   19   NOTNAMED
 3 Nov 1898    46   ts    5   NOTNAMED

1880 - 1889
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
  NO STORMS PASSED BY THIS DECADE

1870 - 1879
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
31 Oct 1870    81   h1   13   NOTNAMED
25 Sep 1874    58   ts   41   NOTNAMED

1860 - 1869
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
31 Aug 1864    81   h1   31   NOTNAMED
16 Aug 1866    92   h1   48   NOTNAMED

1851 - 1859
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
  NO STORMS PASSED BY THIS DECADE

Ambergris Caye (San Pedro), Belize: all dec peak 5yr rank

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