The 1980 Atlantic hurricane season featured the most named storms in the month of November until being surpassed in 2001 and 2004. The season officially started on June 1, 1980, and ended on November 30, 1980. These dates conventionally delimit the period of each year in which most tropical cyclones form in the Atlantic Ocean.
The 1980 season was active, with a total of 12 named storms forming. The strongest of these storms was Hurricane Allen, an early-forming Category 5 hurricane that caused considerable damage in the Caribbean before striking Florida in mid-August.
The following names were used for storms that formed in the north Atlantic during 1980. The names not retired from this list were used again in the 1986 season. Storms were named Allen, Bonnie, Charley, Danielle, Earl, Georges, Hermine, Ivan, Jeanne, Karl, and Lisa for the first (and only, in the case of Allen) time in 1980. The name Allen was retired in the spring of 1981. It was replaced by Andrew for the 1986 season.