What you’ll find in the Climatology

On this site you will find a detailed climatology of tropical cyclone tracks and intensities for the full Atlantic basin, the Canadian Hurricane Centre Response Zone, Canada, and its territorial waters. For Canadian inland areas, the climatology is broken down by provinces. Because of their rarity and significance, all landfalling hurricanes on record (1851-2007) are included. In the marine environment of the Great Lakes, Saint Lawrence River, and Atlantic Canada, the climatology is broken down by forecast areas and also bulk regional groupings (Newfoundland waters, Labrador waters, Gulf of Saint Lawrence waters and Bay of Fundy waters).

Also included is a detailed climatology of tropical cyclone impacts in Canada and her waters during the period 1900-2004 (1900 was included because of the significance to Canada of the Great Galveston Hurricane). Each year is highlighted with a map showing the tracks of all tropical cyclones impacting Canada or her waters, storm and impact summary information, and detailed impact reports. Where possible, fatality and damage statistics are provided. It must be recognized that these statistics should not be viewed as complete because of the time constraints to conduct such research. However, it is believed that the majority of significant impacts, including fatalities and damages, have been captured.