Hurricanes

Curacao is tucked below the hurricane belt in the south Caribbean and has a very low incidence of severe storms. According to the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) there is only a two percent chance of facing a serious storm when visiting Curacao during hurricane season. The Dow Jones Island Index says that Curacao is “ranked best among Caribbean islands in our index” for safety from storms and hurricanes.

This is thought to be because Curacao is located close to the equator where the necessary wind conditions for hurricanes are rare to occur. As well, most of the major storm systems, which originate in the eastern Atlantic about 10 degrees north of the equator, travel northwest and usually hit even further north by the time they reach the Caribbean Sea.

Hurricanes passing Curacao

date wind cat. cpoa name
23 Sep 1877 104 h2 28 NOTNAMED
18 Aug 1886 98 h2 26 NOTNAMED
9 Dec 1887 58 ts 46 NOTNAMED
8 Oct 1892 98 h2 20 NOTNAMED
5 Sep 1911 46 ts 55 NOTNAMED
29 Jun 1933 58 ts 14 NOTNAMED
21 Jul 1961 104 h2 65 ANNA
7 Sep 1971 40 ts 33 EDITH
14 Sep 1978 40 ts 51 GRETA
16 Oct 1988 58 ts 15 JOAN
25 Jul 1996 46 ts 1 CESAR
19 Aug 2007 DEAN
2 Sep 2007 FELIX