Living in Florida, especially in the coastal areas means you have to deal with hurricanes and tropical storms. Hurricanes happen every year in Florida without a break. This is true whether you live in Miami, the Florida panhandle, Jacksonville, Southwest Florida or anywhere in between. But do you know when hurricane season is in Florida?
According to the Florida State University Climate Center hurricane season in Florida is from June 1st to November 30th of each year.
Hurricane season in Florida begins on June 1st of each year.
Hurricane season ends on November 30th of each year in Florida.
June 1, 2022.
November 30, 2022
Officially, the hurricane months in the Florida hurricane season include June, July, August, September, October and November. However, some say the season unofficially starts in May. This is because offseason storms do exist and these have historically mostly happened in May.
Recent major hurricanes to hit Florida include the following:
2021: Hurricane Elsa
2018: Hurricane Michael
2017: Hurricane Irma
Update 6/13/2022: Hurricane season has officially started in Florida.
Occurrence and Frequency of Hurricanes in Florida
Florida has a long history of hurricanes and severe weather. In fact, it is a fairly regular occurrence. How regular? Universal Property states that 120 hurricanes have been recorded in Florida since 1851.
How often does Florida get hurricanes? According to Best Places Florida is affected by a tropical storm or hurricane about once every 3 years.
So if hurricane season happens every year you want to make sure you understand when it takes place. This will help you prepare yourself, your family and your home before any storms even approach.
Are you prepared for hurricane season?
Make sure you are fully prepared before hurricane season happens. If you need some guidance make sure to read our detailed guide on how to prepare and plan for a hurricane.
Some quick tips for preparing for hurricanes include the following:
- Get alerts so you know when the storms will hit.
- Sign up for an alert system or check weather alert websites so that you know in advance of all oncoming storms.
- Know what’s the difference between a hurricane watch and a warning.
- Ensure you properly protect your home, condo, and/or business before a storm. Storm protection products, such as impact glass and hurricane shutters are a good investment to protect your property and family.
- Find out more about hurricane shutters.