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Cyclones in Somalia

Cyclones occur rarely in Somalia. On average, they happen about once per year. The hardest hit regions are Puntland and Galmudug.

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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Most violent cyclones in Somalia since 2018

Gati: November 20-24, 2020

Region:
Arabian Sea
Wind speed:
max. 139 km/h
on land:
max. 120 km/h
Diameter:
max. 111 km
Eye:
max. 37 km
Air pressure:
below 976 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 1
Affected regions
Puntland

Pawan: November 30 to December 7, 2019

Region:
Arabian Sea
Wind speed:
max. 74 km/h
on land:
max. 65 km/h
Diameter:
max. 482 km
Air pressure:
below 998 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
Affected regions
Puntland
Galmudug

Kyaar:kyarr: October 22 to November 3, 2019

Region:
Arabian Sea
Wind speed:
max. 241 km/h
Diameter:
max. 370 km
Air pressure:
below 922 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 4
The cyclone did not make direct landfall. On November 2nd, 2019 at 9:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 92 km west of Bargaal in Puntland.


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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