Hurricane season a breeze for the Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands escaped another hurricane season without any serious storms affecting the territory. Overall, the Atlantic Hurricane Season, which ended Sunday, was one of the least severe in recent years.

There were just eight named storms, including six hurricanes, two of which were classified as intense hurricanes.

The most severe storm of the season was Hurricane Gonzalo, which led to four deaths in the Lesser Antilles and estimated damage of between US$200 million and $400 million in Bermuda in mid-October.

The 2014 numbers were below the 1981-2010 average of 12 named storms, six hurricanes, and three major hurricanes, according to meteorologist Dr. Jeff Masters of the Weather Underground website.


  1. Did it not occur to your writer to ask Dr Masters if there was a quantifiable reason for such a quiet season, and whether it was the the start of a new quiet cycle, or just a one-off.

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