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Hurricanes in Guinea-Bissau

Hurricanes only occur occasionally in Guinea-Bissau. On average, they happen about 2 times a year.

The hurricane season usually lasts from early June to late November.

Guinea-Bissau has certainly been affected by the foothills of several hurricanes, but during the past 12 months no hurricane reached the inhabited areas on land.

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Most violent hurricanes in Guinea-Bissau since 2018

Larry: August 31 to September 11, 2021

Wind speed:
max. 204 km/h
Diameter:
max. 259 km
Air pressure:
below 953 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 3
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On August 31st, 2021 at 6:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 478 km east of Cacheu.

Rene: September 6-14, 2020

Wind speed:
max. 74 km/h
Diameter:
max. 296 km
Air pressure:
below 1001 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On September 06th, 2020 at 6:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 333 km northeast of Cacheu.

Lorenzo: September 22 to October 4, 2019

Wind speed:
max. 259 km/h
Diameter:
max. 333 km
Air pressure:
below 925 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 5
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On September 22nd, 2019 at 6:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 326 km southeast of Cacheu.


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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