The Atlantic Hurricane Basin has become very quiet, with no tropical depressions, tropical storms, nor hurricanes anywhere within it; in addition, the National Hurricane Center expects no tropical cyclone development anywhere within the basin for at least the next five days.
he 2021 Atlantic hurricane season has been an exceptionally busy one to date. So far, the season has produced 20 named storms, tying it with 1933 as the third-most active Atlantic hurricane season on record. It has also been a destructive season; the estimated $70 billion in damages to date rank 2021 as the fourth-costliest Atlantic hurricane season on record.
The 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season has only one name left to pull from for a list of storm names. The remaining name is “Wanda”, which would be used should any tropical storm form in the Atlantic basin before the end of the calendar year. If Wanda is used and another storm forms, the National Hurricane Center would pull from a new list of storm names developed for the season to replace Greek letters used for excess storms in past seasons.
But for now, the Atlantic basin is remarkably quiet. Only three times in an active Atlantic era since 1995 has the Atlantic had no named storm activity from October 6 to October 20: 2006, 2007, and 2013.
The rest of the world is also relatively quiet when it comes to tropical cyclones too. No major Category 3 or greater hurricanes or typhoons have formed anywhere around the world since September 25. The last time there was zero major hurricane formations around the globe from September 26 – October 16 was in 1978.