2021 Atlantic hurricane season (MC)
Seasonal boundaries
First system formedJuly 12, 2021
Last system dissipatedOctober 27, 2021
Strongest storm
 • Maximum winds120 mph (195 km/h)
(1-minute sustained)
 • Lowest pressure962 mbar (hPa; 28.41 inHg)
Seasonal statistics
Total depressions9
Total storms9
Major hurricanes
(Cat. 3+)
Total fatalitiesUnknown
Total damageUnknown
Atlantic hurricane seasons

The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season was a well below-average season, featuring 9 named tropical storms, 4hurricanes, and only 1 major hurricane. It officially began on June 1, 2021, and ended on November 30, 2021. These dates historically describe the period each year when most tropical cyclones form in the Atlantic basin. However, tropical cyclogenesis is possible at any time of the year. No tropical storms formed in the month of June, the first time since the 2018 season. The season ended on October 27, over a month before the official end of the season, the earliest end since 2014.

Seasonal summary


Tropical Storm Ana

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
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DurationJuly 12 – July 15
Peak intensity50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  1000 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Bill

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Katrina 10-29-1999 1915Z Bill2021-mc
DurationJuly 30 – August 3
Peak intensity45 mph (75 km/h) (1-min)  1002 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Claudette

Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
Claudette2021-image-mc Claudette2021-mc
DurationAugust 19 – August 24
Peak intensity85 mph (140 km/h) (1-min)  990 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Danny

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Danny2021-mc Danny2021-mc
DurationAugust 31 – September 3
Peak intensity65 mph (100 km/h) (1-min)  991 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Elsa

Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
Elsa2021-image-mc Elsa2021-mc
DurationSeptember 12 – September 15
Peak intensity80 mph (130 km/h) (1-min)  988 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Fred

Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
Fred2021-image-mc Fred2021-mc
DurationSeptember 28 – October 3
Peak intensity90 mph (150 km/h) (1-min)  980 mbar (hPa)

Subtropical Storm Grace

Subtropical storm (SSHWS)
Grace2021-image-mc Grace2021-mc
DurationOctober 11 – October 14
Peak intensity65 mph (100 km/h) (1-min)  988 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Henri

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Henri2021-image-mc Henri2021-mc
DurationOctober 18 – October 20
Peak intensity40 mph (65 km/h) (1-min)  1011 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Ida

Category 3 hurricane (SSHWS)
Ida2021-image-mc Ida2021-mc
DurationOctober 17 – October 27
Peak intensity120 mph (195 km/h) (1-min)  962 mbar (hPa)