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Tortola, BVI (TUPJ)

Location: 18.45N 64.53W

Tropical systems passing within 60nm (= 69mi.) of the island. Used latitude/longitude coordinates (18.45N,64.53W) 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 Tortola (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 Tortola and a five-year analysis to find out if more storms have passed close by Tortola recently.

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

1851 - 2010
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
23 Sep 1852    81   h1   21   NOTNAMED
 7 Jul 1861    58   ts   42   NOTNAMED
29 Oct 1867   115   h3    1   NOTNAMED
21 Aug 1871   115   h3    2   NOTNAMED
13 Sep 1876   115   h3   31   NOTNAMED
28 Nov 1878    69   ts   31   NOTNAMED
14 Aug 1879    46   ts   52   NOTNAMED
22 Aug 1881    69   ts   42   NOTNAMED
10 Oct 1887    63   ts   62   NOTNAMED
 3 Sep 1889   104   h2    4   NOTNAMED
 2 Oct 1889    58   ts   26   NOTNAMED
15 Oct 1891    69   ts   10   NOTNAMED
16 Aug 1893   115   h3   63   NOTNAMED
13 Oct 1894    98   h2   32   NOTNAMED
12 Sep 1898   109   h2   67   NOTNAMED
27 Oct 1898    58   ts   63   NOTNAMED
 9 Sep 1899   121   h3   60   NOTNAMED
11 Sep 1901    58   ts   20   NOTNAMED
 2 Sep 1906   109   h2   49   NOTNAMED
10 Sep 1908    69   ts   33   NOTNAMED
 6 Sep 1910    98   h2   67   NOTNAMED
13 Jul 1916    46   ts   69   NOTNAMED
22 Aug 1916   109   h2   56   NOTNAMED
10 Oct 1916   109   h2    2   NOTNAMED
16 Sep 1922   115   h3   37   NOTNAMED
19 Aug 1924    46   ts   39   NOTNAMED
28 Aug 1924   109   h2   13   NOTNAMED
 3 Aug 1928    40   ts   33   NOTNAMED
13 Sep 1928   161   h5   67   NOTNAMED
10 Sep 1931    98   h2   14   NOTNAMED
27 Sep 1932   109   h2   17   NOTNAMED
26 Jul 1933    69   ts   12   NOTNAMED
28 Sep 1933    46   ts   52   NOTNAMED
 8 Aug 1938    63   ts    8   NOTNAMED
 7 Aug 1939    40   ts   68   NOTNAMED
 5 Aug 1940    46   ts   26   NOTNAMED
 5 Nov 1942    40   ts   53   NOTNAMED
14 Aug 1943    46   ts   22   NOTNAMED
17 Oct 1947    69   ts   14   NOTNAMED
24 Aug 1949    63   ts   34   NOTNAMED
 3 Sep 1949    40   ts   31   NOTNAMED
15 Sep 1953    52   ts   37   EDNA
11 Sep 1955    46   ts   36   HILDA
 5 Sep 1960   132   h4   33   DONNA
26 Aug 1966    86   h1   59   FAITH
18 Jul 1979    40   ts   14   CLAUDETTE
 4 Sep 1979    58   ts   26   FREDERIC
 4 Sep 1981    40   ts   51   FLOYD
 8 Nov 1984    75   h1   37   KLAUS
18 Sep 1989   138   h4   52   HUGO
 7 Oct 1990    58   ts   43   KLAUS
 6 Sep 1995   132   h4   63   LUIS
16 Sep 1995   109   h2   32   MARILYN
 8 Jul 1996    86   h1    1   BERTHA
21 Sep 1998   104   h2   52   GEORGES
21 Oct 1999    75   h1    4   JOSE
18 Nov 1999   150   h4   60   LENNY
22 Aug 2000    75   h1    2   DEBBY
22 Aug 2001    52   ts   20   DEAN
11 Dec 2007    40   ts    4   OLGA
16 Oct 2008   132   h4   43   OMAR
30 Aug 2010   132   h4   44   EARL

Tortola, BVI: all dec peak 5yr rank

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