Key - Shading by Saffir Simpson Hurricane Scale

Tropical Depression or
Unknown or Missing
Tropical Storm Hurricane Cat 1 Cat 2 Cat 3 Cat 4 Cat 5

1981

Storms are listed in the basin where they reached their maximum intensity. Asterisks denote landfall on a major island or continent.

Northern Atlantic Eastern Pacific Western Pacific Northern Indian Southern Indian Southern Pacific
AL04
Apr 6-7
ADRIAN *
May 30-Jun 4
FREDA
Mar 11-18
AL03 *
Oct 25-Nov 2
ADELAIDE:ALICE
Nov 3-14
DIOLA
Nov 27-30
AL05
Apr 19-21
BEATRIZ
Jun 28-Jul 4
GERALD
Apr 12-23
NOT_NAMED *
Nov 17-20
BETTINA *
Nov 22-Dec 1
ARTHUR *
Jan 11-17
ARLENE *
May 6-9
CALVIN
Jul 4-9
GERALD
Apr 19-20
NOT_NAMED *
Dec 5-10
BERT:CHRISTE *
Nov 24-Dec 9
AL02
Jan 21-27
NOT_NAMED *
Jun 3-5
DORA
Jul 10-16
HOLLY
Apr 28-May 10
CAROL
Dec 12-14
BETSY
Jan 30-Feb 4
AL03 *
Jun 17-19
EUGENE
Jul 16-21
IKE *
Jun 7-17
CAROL
Dec 13-24
CLIFF *
Feb 8-15
BRET *
Jun 29-Jul 1
FERNANDA
Aug 6-13
JUNE *
Jun 15-26
DAN
Dec 14-18
EDDIE *
Feb 8-15
NOT_NAMED *
Jul 2-4
GREG
Aug 13-22
KELLY *
Jun 25-Jul 6
DIANA
Dec 17-19
NOT_NAMED
Feb 16-21
NOT_NAMED *
Jul 25-26
HILARY
Aug 21-28
LYNN *
Jun 27-Jul 8
EDNA
Dec 20-27
DAMAN
Feb 20-24
CINDY
Aug 2-5
IRWIN *
Aug 27-31
MAURY *
Jul 14-25
FELIX *
Dec 22-31
AL05
Feb 22-Mar 7
DENNIS *
Aug 7-22
JOVA
Sep 14-21
AL07
Jul 19-22
EDWIG *
Dec 28-Jan 1
FREDA *
Feb 24-Mar 9
NOT_NAMED
Aug 17-21
KNUT *
Sep 19-21
AL08 *
Jul 21-28
FLORINE
Jan 3-11
ESAU
Mar 1-5
NOT_NAMED *
Aug 26-29
LIDIA *
Oct 6-8
OGDEN *
Jul 26-Aug 1
MABEL
Jan 12-21
ESAU
Mar 1-2
EMILY
Aug 31-Sep 12
MAX
Oct 7-10
PHYLLIS *
Jul 31-Aug 8
GAELLE
Jan 14-18
TAHMAR
Mar 8-13
FLOYD
Sep 3-12
NORMA *
Oct 8-12
NOT_NAMED
Jul 31-Aug 2
GAELLE
Jan 16-20
FRAN
Mar 17-24
GERT *
Sep 7-15
OTIS *
Oct 24-30
ROY *
Aug 2-11
HELYETTE *
Jan 28-Feb 6
NOT_NAMED
Mar 27-31
NOT_NAMED *
Sep 12-14
AL01
Aug 2-5
IADINE *
Feb 16-25
HARVEY
Sep 11-20
SUSAN
Aug 6-15
NEIL *
Feb 24-Mar 7
IRENE
Sep 21-Oct 3
WARREN *
Aug 14-21
JOHANNE *
Mar 1-11
NOT_NAMED
Sep 26-Oct 4
VANESSA
Aug 14-23
MAX *
Mar 9-19
JOSE
Oct 29-Nov 2
THAD *
Aug 15-25
KLARA
Mar 28-Apr 8
KATRINA *
Nov 3-7
AGNES *
Aug 25-Sep 6
OLGA
Apr 4-18
NOT_NAMED
Nov 12-17
BILL
Sep 1-8
LISA
Apr 6-16
CLARA *
Sep 13-Oct 2
LISA
Apr 7-7
CLARA
Sep 14-15
LISA
Apr 10-11
DOYLE
Sep 17-24
PADDY
May 22-30
NOT_NAMED *
Sep 22-24
ELSIE *
Sep 22-Oct 6
NOT_NAMED *
Oct 3-7
FABIAN *
Oct 10-16
GAY
Oct 13-23
NOT_NAMED *
Nov 7-10
HAZEN *
Nov 12-23
IRMA *
Nov 15-27
JEFF
Nov 20-26
KIT *
Dec 9-22
LEE *
Dec 21-29