No more Greek named Hurricanes and retired Hurricanes

hello and welcome to the extra blog. After the World Meteorological Organisation met this week, it was decided that greek named would no longer be used for Hurricanes in the Atlantic Basin.

2020 was the second time that the original list of Hurricane names where exhausted. The first time was in 2005.

This is the 2021 list of hurricane names

and the new back up list in case the above list gets used fully

The 2020 hurricane season had 30 named storms and 13 of these where hurricanes and 6 Major hurricanes the highest in any season.

As mentioned in the above tweet the WMO have stated that using greek names has caused confusion and distractions from the message.

Retired Hurricanes

Hurricanes Dorian (2019), Laura, Eta and Iota where retired from the 2019 and 2020 seasons.

Hurricane Dorian – Max wind speed of 185 mph

Dorian 2019-09-01 1601Z.png

Hurricane Laura – Max wind speed 150 mph

Laura 2020-08-26 2300Z.png


Hurricane Eta – Max wind speed 150 mph

Eta 2020-11-03 0355Z.jpg


Hurricane Iota – Max wind speed of 160 mph

Iota 2020-11-16 1500Z.png
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File:Iota 2020-11-16 1500Z.png
Created: 16 November 2020

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