Hurricanes in Senegal

Hurricanes occur rarely in Senegal. On average, they happen about once per year. The hardest hit region is Dakar.

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

Senegal 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 Senegal since 2018

Larry: 31st August to 11th September 2021

Wind speed:
max. 204 km/h
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 445 km east of Oussouye in Ziguinchor.

Rene: 6th to 14th September 2020

Wind speed:
max. 74 km/h
on land:
max. 46 km/h
max. 296 km
Air pressure:
below 1001 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
Affected regions

Lorenzo: 22nd September to 4th October 2019

Wind speed:
max. 259 km/h
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 302 km southeast of Oussouye in Ziguinchor.

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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