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US Atlantic hurricane season

Atlantic hurricane season runs June to November and can affect the eastern and southern USA with high winds, heavy rain, and flooding.



There are a number of things you should do if you are planning to be in the region during hurricane season.

Stay alert

Pay close attention to weather reports.

Monitor local and international weather updates on television and radio and on-line from the World Meteorological Organisation and the US National Hurricane Center.

Follow @FCOTravel and the British Embassy and consulates general in the USA on social media for the latest updates to Foreign Office Travel Advice for the USA.


  • give family and friends the address and telephone number of where you are staying, and call, text, or email them to let them know your plans if a hurricane or tropical storm is forecast to affect the area you are in.
  • don’t forget to let family and friends know you are OK once the storm is over.
  • keep important numbers handy such as family and friends, airlines, tour operators, travel insurance providers and that of the British embassy and consulates general in the US in case you need further assistance.
Published 26 May 2016
Last updated 6 June 2017 + show all updates
  1. Updated for 2017
  2. First published.