Cyclones in SomaliaCyclones occur rarely in Somalia. On average, they happen about once per year. The hardest hit regions are Bari, Nugaal and Mudug.
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.
Somalia has certainly been affected by the foothills of several cyclones, but during the past 12 months no cyclone reached the inhabited areas on land.
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Current satellite image of the Indian Ocean
05.10.2022 © CIMSS University of Wisconsin-Madison
Most violent cyclones in Somalia since 2018
Gati: November 20-24, 2020
max. 139 km/h
max. 120 km/h
max. 111 km
max. 37 km
below 976 mbar
Pawan: November 30 to December 7, 2019
max. 74 km/h
max. 65 km/h
max. 482 km
below 998 mbar
Kyaar:kyarr: October 22 to November 3, 2019
max. 241 km/h
max. 370 km
below 922 mbar
The cyclone did not make direct landfall. On November 02nd, 2019 at 9:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 92 km west of Bargaal in Bari.
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.