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Cyclones in Comoros

Cyclones only occur occasionally in Comoros. On average, they happen about 2 times a year.

The typical cyclone season depends on the summer monsoon. In the months before (May to June) and after (October to November), the most severe storms occur.

Comoros has certainly been affected by the foothills of several cyclones, but during the past 12 months no cyclone reached the inhabited areas on land.

Other natural hazards in Comoros:
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Most violent cyclones in Comoros since 2018

Cheneso: January 17-29, 2023

Wind speed:
max. 148 km/h
Diameter:
max. 148 km
Air pressure:
below 967 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 1
The cyclone did not make direct landfall. On January 20th, 2023 at 3:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 527 km southwest of Antsah in Anjouan.

Gombe: March 8-14, 2022

Wind speed:
max. 183 km/h
Diameter:
max. 111 km
Air pressure:
below 959 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 3
The cyclone did not make direct landfall. On March 9th, 2022 at 9:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 316 km southwest of Antsah in Anjouan.

Dumako: February 13-16, 2022

Wind speed:
max. 94 km/h
Diameter:
max. 93 km
Air pressure:
below 995 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The cyclone did not make direct landfall. On February 16th, 2022 at 6:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 580 km southwest of Antsah in Anjouan.

Ana: January 23-25, 2022

Wind speed:
max. 93 km/h
Diameter:
max. 148 km
Air pressure:
below 993 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm

Jobo: April 21-24, 2021

Wind speed:
max. 102 km/h
Diameter:
max. 93 km
Air pressure:
below 995 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The cyclone did not make direct landfall. On April 22nd, 2021 at 12:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 292 km north of Hajoho in Anjouan.

Eloise: January 17-21, 2021

Wind speed:
max. 94 km/h
Diameter:
max. 370 km
Air pressure:
below 994 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The cyclone did not make direct landfall. On January 20th, 2021 at 3:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 391 km southwest of Antsah in Anjouan.

Diane: January 22-29, 2020

Wind speed:
max. 102 km/h
Diameter:
max. 444 km
Air pressure:
below 985 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm

Belna: December 2-11, 2019

Wind speed:
max. 189 km/h
Diameter:
max. 204 km
Eye:
max. 37 km
Air pressure:
below 957 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 3
The cyclone did not make direct landfall. On December 8th, 2019 at 6:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 207 km west of Antsah in Anjouan.

Kenneth: April 21-28, 2019

Wind speed:
max. 226 km/h
Diameter:
max. 148 km
Eye:
max. 37 km
Air pressure:
below 934 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 4
The cyclone did not make direct landfall. On April 24th, 2019 at 6:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 247 km northwest of Hajoho in Anjouan.

Idai: March 4-16, 2019

Wind speed:
max. 213 km/h
Diameter:
max. 185 km
Eye:
max. 56 km
Air pressure:
below 940 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 4


These evaluations are based on data from the National Centers for Environmental Information of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Individual data have been summarized or translated.
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