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2022 Pacific Hurricane Season Travel Tips

Acapulco hurricane
Acapulco hurricane. Credit: Wikimedia Creative Commons license

The eastern Pacific hurricane season officially begins May 15th and ends Nov. 30th every year. The peak months of the season are July through September.

Year to date in 2022, the Pacific hurricane season has had 15 total storm with eight becoming hurricanes.

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted 12 to 18 named storms, five to 10 of which become hurricanes and two to five of them becoming major hurricanes in 2021. The NOAA said there was a 70 percent probability of these predictions taking place.

In total, the region had 19 tropical storms and eight storms that became hurricanes during the year.

By comparison, the average from 1991 to 2020 has been 15 named storms and eight hurricanes, of which four became major hurricanes.

Eastern Pacific tropical storms and hurricanes mainly impact the Mexican and Central American coasts, which in turn impacts cruise and beach vacations.

In 2020, the eastern Pacific had 13 tropical storms and four hurricanes. The Caribbean had 15 tropical storms and 14 hurricanes.