The Atlantic hurricane season officially begins on June 1.

With another active year expected, it's important to know where tropical systems could form.

What You Need To Know

  • The Gulf of Mexico is the most active in June

  • The southeastern U.S. is the main target for storms

  • Most tropical systems develop near western Florida

June is still very early for hurricane season. Many systems only develop into tropical depressions or storms because ocean temperatures are not warm enough to fuel stronger systems.

However, the Gulf of Mexico and off the Southeast coast are usually where the most active tropical weather occurs this time of year.

Development is more common in these locations. Storms usually follow tracks directed northeastward, making the southeastern U.S. a target for tropical systems in June.

Development zones shift as the summer months continue, and as weather patterns rearrange, we can see more favorable conditions for hurricane activity.