Tropical Storm Bret developed from a tropical wave over the Bay of Campeche on June 28, making landfall in Mexico in the early morning hours of June 29. Bret dissipated that same day, causing extremely minimal effects throughout its short life. Bret was also the first of six tropical cyclones to make landfall in Mexico in the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season. Total damage from Bret amounted to $9,000,000 (2005 USD).

Bret as a tropical storm before landfall
Bret 2005
Formation June 28, 2005
Dissipation June 29, 2005
Highest winds 40 mph
Lowest pressure 1002 mbar
Deaths 2 direct
Damages $9,000,000 (2005 USD)
Areas affescted Mexico

Meteorological History

Bret formed from a tropical wave that was situated over the Bay of Campeche on June 28. After becoming a depression on June 28, the depression quickly intensified into Tropical Storm Bret. After becoming a tropical storm, Bret moved erratically closer to the Mexican coastline, until it made landfall in the early morning hours of June 29, near Tuxpan, Veracruz as a minimal tropical storm with 40 mph winds. After making landfall, Bret weakened rapidly over the mountainous terrain of central Mexico, dumping heavy rainfall across its path. Bret dissipated late on June 29 over the mountains of San Luis Potosí.


The NHC noted the possibility of Bret forming 12 hours before it became a tropical depression. The forecast was correct regarding the time and place of Bret's landfall.

A Tropical Storm Warning was issued for Veracruz, Veracruz to Tampico, Tamaulipas. The warning was cancelled soon after Bret made landfall.


Impacts from Bret were mainly limited to flooding rains, due to it being a minimal tropical storm with 40 mph winds at landfall. Effects from Bret were extremely minimal, and there are really no impacts to report here.


In post-season analysis, the Accumulated Cyclone Energy was increased from 0.245x104 kt2 to 0.37x104 kt2.


When Tropical Storm Bret formed on June 28, it was the first time since the 1986 Atlantic hurricane season that two storms had formed during the month of June.

Lack of Retirement

Due to Bret's extremely minimal effects, the name was not retired by the World Meteorological Organization in the Spring of 2006, and therefore it is on the list of names to be used in the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season.

See Also

2005 Atlantic hurricane season