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2021 Atlantic hurricane season
Seasonal boundaries
First system formedJune 3, 2021
Last system dissipatedTBA
Strongest storm
NameMindy
 • Maximum winds165 mph (270 km/h)
(1-minute sustained)
 • Lowest pressure921 mbar (hPa; 27.2 inHg)
Seasonal statistics
Total depressions20
Total storms19
Hurricanes10
Major hurricanes
(Cat. 3+)
4
Total fatalitiesTBA
Total damage$0,000 (2021 USD)
Atlantic hurricane seasons
2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season was a very active, deadly, and destructive season. With 19 named storms, 9 hurricanes, and 4 major hurricanes, the 2021 season was the most active since 2012. The season officially began on June 1 and ended on November 30. These dates historically describe the period of year when most tropical cyclones form in the Atlantic basin.

The impact of the season was widespread and ruinous, with at least $34.8 billion in damages and 3,319 fatalities being caused by the season's storms.

Seasonal summary

Saffir–Simpson hurricane wind scale

Tropical Storm Ana

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Ana 2021-06-04 1715Z 
DurationJune 3 – June 5
Peak intensity45 mph (75 km/h) (1-min)  1005 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Bill

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Bill 2021-06-24 1850Z 
DurationJune 23 – June 25
Peak intensity65 mph (100 km/h) (1-min)  994 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Claudette

Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
Claudette 2021-07-06 1840Z 
DurationJuly 3 – July 7
Peak intensity80 mph (130 km/h) (1-min)  985 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Danny

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Danny 2021-07-11 1645Z 
DurationJuly 10 – July 12
Peak intensity50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  1001 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Elsa

Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
Elsa 2021-08-07 1435Z 
DurationAugust 4 – August 8
Peak intensity85 mph (140 km/h) (1-min)  982 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Fred

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Fred 2021-08-13 1645Z 
DurationAugust 11 – August 15
Peak intensity60 mph (95 km/h) (1-min)  997 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Grace

Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
Grace 2021-08-21 1835Z 
DurationAugust 18 – August 24
Peak intensity75 mph (120 km/h) (1-min)  990 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Henri

Category 4 hurricane (SSHWS)
Henri 2021-08-28 1615Z 
DurationAugust 22 – September 1
Peak intensity145 mph (230 km/h) (1-min)  928 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Ida

Category 2 hurricane (SSHWS)
Ida 2021-09-03 1350Z 
DurationAugust 31 – September 8
Peak intensity105 mph (165 km/h) (1-min)  975 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Julian

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Julian 2021-09-10 1550Z 
DurationSeptember 9 – September 11
Peak intensity45 mph (75 km/h) (1-min)  1006 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Kate

Category 3 hurricane (SSHWS)
Kate 2021-09-20 1435Z 
DurationSeptember 15 – September 25
Peak intensity115 mph (185 km/h) (1-min)  965 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Larry

Category 2 hurricane (SSHWS)
Larry 2021-09-25 1320Z 
DurationSeptember 21 – September 28
Peak intensity110 mph (175 km/h) (1-min)  967 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Mindy

Category 5 hurricane (SSHWS)
Mindy 2021-10-02 1715Z 
DurationSeptember 25 – October 6
Peak intensity165 mph (270 km/h) (1-min)  921 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Depression Fourteen

Tropical depression (SSHWS)
TD Fourteen 2021-09-30 1545Z 
DurationSeptember 29 – October 1
Peak intensity35 mph (55 km/h) (1-min)  1008 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Nicholas

Category 3 hurricane (SSHWS)
Nicholas 2021-10-09 2035Z 
DurationOctober 5 – October 11
Peak intensity120 mph (195 km/h) (1-min)  956 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Odette

Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
Odette 2021-10-11 1645Z 
DurationOctober 8 – October 14
Peak intensity85 mph (140 km/h) (1-min)  984 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Peter

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Peter 2021-10-20 1415Z 
DurationOctober 18 – October 21
Peak intensity60 mph (95 km/h) (1-min)  998 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Rose

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Rose 2021-10-29 1630Z 
DurationOctober 28 – October 30
Peak intensity45 mph (75 km/h) (1-min)  1006 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Sam

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Sam 2021-11-16 1445Z 
DurationNovember 13 – November 18
Peak intensity70 mph (110 km/h) (1-min)  990 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Teresa

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Teresa 2021-11-30 1715Z 
DurationNovember 29 – December 1
Peak intensity45 mph (75 km/h) (1-min)  1002 mbar (hPa)

Storm names

The following list of names was used for named storms that formed in the North Atlantic in 2021. The names not retired from this list were used again in the 2027 season. This was the same list used in the 2015 season, with the exceptions of Elsa and Julian, which replaced Erika and Joaquin, respectively. The names Elsa, Julian, Rose, Sam, and Teresa were used for the first time this year. Two names, Victor and Wanda, were not used during the course of the year.

  • Ana
  • Bill
  • Claudette
  • Danny
  • Elsa
  • Fred
  • Grace
  • Henri
  • Ida
  • Julian
  • Kate
  • Larry
  • Mindy
  • Nicholas
  • Odette
  • Peter
  • Rose
  • Sam
  • Teresa
  • Victor (unused)
  • Wanda (unused)

Retirement

On April 12, 2022, at the 44th session of the RA IV hurricane committee, the World Meteorological Organization retired the names Henri, Mindy, and Nicholas from its rotating name lists due to the amount of deaths and damage they caused, and they will not be used again for another Atlantic hurricane. They were replaced with Herbert, Megan, and Neil for the 2027 season.