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Cyclones in Comoros

Cyclones only occur occasionally in Comoros. On average, they happen about 2 times a year. The hardest hit region is Grande Comore.

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

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 09th, 2022 at 6:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 295 km south of Antsahé 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 3:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 484 km south of Antsahé 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
The cyclone did not make direct landfall. On January 23rd, 2022 at 3:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 372 km south of Antsahé in Anjouan.

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 23rd, 2021 at 12:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 268 km northwest of Ivouani in Grande Comore.

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 6:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 356 km south of Antsahé 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
The cyclone did not make direct landfall. On January 22nd, 2020 at 6:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 484 km south of Antsahé in Anjouan.

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 08th, 2019 at 6:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 207 km west of Antsahé in Anjouan.

Kenneth: April 21-28, 2019

Wind speed:
max. 226 km/h
on land:
max. 207 km/h
Diameter:
max. 148 km
Eye:
max. 37 km
Air pressure:
below 934 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 4
Affected regions
Grande Comore

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
The cyclone did not make direct landfall. On March 10th, 2019 at 9:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 536 km south of Nioumachoua in Mohéli.


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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