Chances are, we might experience more and heavier hurricanes in the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and Eastern Pacific Ocean in the future. And although the Sahara Desert is very dry and hurricanes are very wet, they are of influence. Hurricanes are born in storm systems off the west coast of northern Africa. The scientific reason why, is because of Africa’s Sahara Desert dust storms and the transition of thunderstorms off the west coast of Africa (near Cape Verde). The waters in the North Atlantic Ocean are typically at their warmest while the Sahara is at its hottest from July through October, so the chances of a hurricane are highest during these months (often in September).