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Hurricanes in Mauritania

Hurricanes occur rarely in Mauritania. On average, they happen about once per year.

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

Mauritania 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 Mauritania since 2018

Rene: 6th to 14th September 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 326 km southeast of Rosso in Trarza.


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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