Notices

Aruba info hurricane

Reply

Aug 13th, 2013, 06:10 AM
  #1
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,119
Aruba info hurricane

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/0...n_3728058.html

I found this article. Many people ask about the chances of hurricanes to the Caribbean this time of year--Aruba has the least chance and is the number one spot.
diann24 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Aug 13th, 2013, 07:24 AM
  #2
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 5,251
Most experienced Caribbean travelers are already aware that the threat of hurricanes in Aruba is very low.

For what it is worth, you can research the frequency of "hurricane hits" for any island in the Caribbean at www. Stormcarib.com - use the "Climatology" link on the homepage to select "Hits&Misses" - scroll down click on the island of you are researching. You will be directed to a chart showing the dates of every hurricane that has affected that island since 1851. If you study the data you will realize that the odds of a major storm hitting a specific island during any given week are relatively small.
RoamsAround is offline  
Reply With Quote
Aug 13th, 2013, 01:49 PM
  #3
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 3,646
But for the record, it's still a crapshoot anyway, because all it takes is 1 during YOUR PERSONAL vacation to have that much fun! Doesn't matter how many have hit whichever islands, because you can't predict it. Even Aruba has had hurricanes and Tropical Storms. And wash out weeks of vacations.

Quite frankly, odds are hurricanes won't hit any island you pick, and if I were a weatherman I'd love to have a job where I could be 70% wrong and still get paid.

The good thing about hurricanes is most take a week to brew up, so if aiming for which island you're on you still have time to react.

But I still don't get the " go lower than Antigua" for less chances, because they get them too!
blamona is offline  
Reply With Quote
Aug 15th, 2013, 05:25 AM
  #4
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,477
The farther south you go in the Caribbean, the less chance of a hurricane. They are rare from Barbados on south, and particularly rare in the ABCs (Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao.) Even w/o a hurricane, some days during hurricane season can be wet because of smaller storms or a more distant hurricane.
xkenx is offline  
Reply With Quote
 



Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 10:22 PM.