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2023 Atlantic hurricane season
First system formed August 1
Last system dissipated December 26
Strongest storm Emily – 901 mbar (hPa) (26.62 inHg), 185 mph (295 km/h)
Total disturbances 25
Total depressions 22
Total storms 22
Hurricanes 8
Major hurricanes (Cat. 3+) 6
Total fatalities >2000
Total damage $59 billion (2023 USD)
Atlantic hurricane seasons
2021 2022 2023 2024 2025

Seasonal forecasts

Source Date Named

storms

Hurricanes Major

hurricanes

NOAA April 5, 2023 15 6 3
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Actual activity 22 8 6

Seasonal summary

wikipedia:Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale

Hurricane Arlene

Category 4 hurricane (NHC)
Arlene-0.png Hurricane Arlene CT.png
Duration August 1 – August 13
Peak intensity 140 mph (220 km/h) (1-min)  935 mbar (hPa)

On the 29th of July, the NHC noted a Tropical Wave forming over Africa. Over a couple of days, the wave formed into a Tropical Low. On the 1st of August, the low was classified as a Tropical Depression and given the designation 01L. On the 2nd, the depression intensified to Tropical Storm status. The storm, against all predictions, intensified to Category 4 intensity and made landfall on Portuguese soil at peak intensity on the 12th of August. The storm caused 57 billion $ (2023) of damage and killed 51 people.

Tropical Storm Bret

Tropical storm (NHC)
800px-Jose 2005-08-23 Terra.jpg Tropical Storm Bret CT.png
Duration August 4 – August 5
Peak intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  998 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Cindy

Tropical storm (NHC)
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Duration August 6 – August 7
Peak intensity 45 mph (75 km/h) (1-min)  1007 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Don

Category 5 hurricane (NHC)
Hurricane Igor (2010) Atlantic.jpeg Hurricane Don CT.png
Duration August 13 – August 22
Peak intensity 175 mph (280 km/h) (1-min)  925 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Emily

Category 5 hurricane (NHC)
IsabelS.png Hurricane Emily CT.png
Duration August 23 – September 8
Peak intensity 185 mph (295 km/h) (1-min)  901 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Franklin

Tropical storm (NHC)
TS Ernesto 2006.jpg Tropical Storm Franklin CT.png
Duration August 25 – August 29
Peak intensity 60 mph (95 km/h) (1-min)  991 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Gert

Tropical storm (NHC)
Bonnie 2010 (Model series).jpg Tropical Storm Gert CT.png
Duration August 29 – August 30
Peak intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  997 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Harold

Category 5 hurricane (NHC)
HurrHaroldstronker.png Hurricane Harold CT.png
Duration September 8 – September 20
Peak intensity 160 mph (260 km/h) (1-min)  929 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Idalia

Category 3 hurricane (NHC)
HurrIdalia.jpg Hurricane Idalia CT.png
Duration September 20 – September 30
Peak intensity 125 mph (205 km/h) (1-min)  949 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Jose

Category 4 hurricane (NHC)
Iota2022image.jpg Hurricane Jose CT.png
Duration September 30 – October 11
Peak intensity 155 mph (250 km/h) (1-min)  938 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Katia

Tropical storm (NHC)
Arlene 2017-04-20.jpg Tropical Storm Katia CT.png
Duration October 11 – October 15
Peak intensity 60 mph (95 km/h) (1-min)  992 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Lee

Tropical storm (NHC)
TS Philippe 2017.jpeg Tropical Storm Lee CT.png
Duration October 15 – October 17
Peak intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  995 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Margot

Tropical storm (NHC)
H1 Fiona.jpg Tropical Storm Margot CT.png
Duration October 18 – October 21
Peak intensity 70 mph (110 km/h) (1-min)  989 mbar (hPa)

Subtropical Storm Nigel

Subtropical storm (NHC)
Counterclockwise vortex Subtropical Storm Nigel Crop.png
Duration October 22 – October 24
Peak intensity 45 mph (75 km/h) (1-min)  1005 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Ophelia

Tropical storm (NHC)
Counterclockwise vortex Tropical Storm Ophelia Crop.png
Duration October 25 – October 27
Peak intensity 40 mph (65 km/h) (1-min)  1008 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Philippe

Tropical storm (NHC)
Counterclockwise vortex Tropical Storm Philippe Crop.png
Duration October 27 – October 31
Peak intensity 70 mph (110 km/h) (1-min)  991 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Rina

Tropical storm (NHC)
Counterclockwise vortex Tropical Storm Rina Crop.png
Duration November 1 – November 3
Peak intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  1001 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Sean

Category 1 hurricane (NHC)
Counterclockwise vortex Hurricane Sean Crop.png
Duration November 4 – November 11
Peak intensity 90 mph (150 km/h) (1-min)  981 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Tammy

Tropical storm (NHC)
Counterclockwise vortex Tropical Storm Tammy Crop.png
Duration November 15 – November 16
Peak intensity 40 mph (65 km/h) (1-min)  1007 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Vince

Tropical storm (NHC)
Counterclockwise vortex Tropical Storm Vince Crop.png
Duration November 24 – November 25
Peak intensity 40 mph (65 km/h) (1-min)  1008 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Whitney

Tropical storm (NHC)
Counterclockwise vortex Tropical Storm Whitney Crop.png
Duration December 5 – December 8
Peak intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  1002 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Alpha

Category 1 hurricane (NHC)
Counterclockwise vortex Hurricane Alpha Crop.png
Duration December 22 – December 26
Peak intensity 75 mph (120 km/h) (1-min)  988 mbar (hPa)

Storm names

The following names will be used to name tropical and subtropical cyclones in the 2029 season. This is the same list used in the 2017 season, except for Harold, Idalia, Margot and Nigel, which replaced retired names Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate.

  • Arlene
  • Bret
  • Cindy
  • Don
  • Emily
  • Franklin
  • Gert
  • Harold
  • Idalia
  • Jose
  • Katia
  • Lee
  • Margot
  • Nigel
  • Ophelia
  • Philippe
  • Rina
  • Sean
  • Tammy
  • Vince
  • Whitney
  • Alpha

Due to caused damage and deaths, on April 13, 2024, Arlene was retired and replaced by Abby.

Season effects

Saffir–Simpson hurricane wind scale
TD TS C1 C2 C3 C4 C5

This is a table of the storms and their effects in the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season. This table includes the storm's names, duration, peak intensity, Areas affected (bold indicates made landfall in that region at least once), damages, and death totals. Deaths in parentheses are additional and indirect (an example of an indirect death would be a traffic accident), but are still storm-related. Damage and deaths include totals while the storm was extratropical, a wave or a low. All of the damage figures are in 2023 USD (the listed damage figure is in millions).

2023 North Atlantic tropical cyclone statistics
Storm
name
Dates active Storm category

at peak intensity

Max 1-min
wind
mph (km/h)
Min.
press.
(mbar)
Areas affected Damage
(millions USD)
Deaths


Arlene August 1 – August 13 Category 4 hurricane 140 935 Spain, Portugal 57000 51
Bret August 4 – August 5 Tropical storm 50 998 Mexico <5 2
Cindy August 6 – August 7 Tropical storm 45 1007 Florida <1 0
Don August 13 – August 23 Category 5 hurricane 175 925 New Jersey <250 2
Emily August 23 – September 8 Category 5 hurricane 185 901 None <1 0
Franklin August 25 – August 29 Tropical storm 60 991 Hispaniola, Cuba, Florida <200 20
Gert August 29 – August 30 Tropical storm 50 997 Texas <525 12
Harold September 8 – September 20 Category 5 hurricane 160 929 Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, The Bahamas, US East Coast >100 5
Idalia September 20 – September 30 Category 3 hurricane 125 949 Venezuela, Jamaica, Cuba, The Bahamas, Canada <500 17
Jose September 30 – October 11 Category 4 hurricane 155 938 None 0 0
Katia October 11 – October 15 Tropical storm 60 992 Leeward Islands <1 0
Lee October 15 – October 18 Tropical storm 50 995 Florida, Cuba, The Bahamas <1 1
Margot October 18 – October 22 Tropical storm 70 989 Central America >10 15
Nigel October 22 – October 24 Tropical storm 45 1005 None 0 0
Ophelia October 25 – October 27 Tropical storm 40 1008 Costa Rica, Nicaragua <10 40
Philippe October 27 – October 31 Tropical storm 70 991 None 0 0
Rina November 1 – November 3 Tropical storm 50 1001 Costa Rica, Nicaragua <10 35
Sean November 4 – November 11 Category 1 hurricane 90 981 Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico <100 15
Tammy November 15 – November 16 Tropical storm 40 1007 Costa Rica, Nicaragua <10 20
Vince November 24 – November 25 Tropical storm 40 1008 Northern South America <10 10
Whitney December 5 – December 8 Tropical storm 50 1002 Hispaniola <10 25
Alpha December 22 – December 26 Category 1 hurricane 75 988 Latin America <100 2000