The Atlantic hurricane season officially began on June 1.

With another active year expected, it's important to know where tropical systems could form.


What You Need To Know

  • The Gulf of Mexico is the most active in June

  • The southeastern U.S. is the main target for storms

  • Most tropical systems develop near western Florida

The beginning of June is still very early for hurricane season. Many systems only develop into tropical depressions or storms because ocean temperatures are not warm enough to fuel stronger systems.

However, the western coast of Florida, the middle point of the Gulf of Mexico, is usually where most active tropical weather occurs.

Development is likely in this location, and storms usually follow tracks directed northeastward, making the southeastern U.S. a target for tropical systems in early June.

Development zones shift as the summer months continue, and as weather patterns rearrange, we can see better conditions for hurricane activity.