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Hurricanes in Barbados

Hurricanes occur rarely in Barbados. On average, they happen about once per year. The hardest hit regions are Saint Philip and Saint Peter.

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

Barbados 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 Barbados since 2018

Julia: October 2-10, 2022

Region:
Caribbean Sea
Wind speed:
max. 139 km/h
Diameter:
max. 333 km
Air pressure:
below 982 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 1
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On October 5th, 2022 at 2:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 175 km south of Oistins in Christ Church.

Ian: September 19 to October 2, 2022

Region:
Caribbean Sea
Wind speed:
max. 250 km/h
Diameter:
max. 1482 km
Air pressure:
below 937 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 4
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On September 21st, 2022 at 11:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 283 km south of Bridgetown in Saint Michael.

Fiona: September 12-24, 2022

Region:
Caribbean Sea
Wind speed:
max. 213 km/h
Diameter:
max. 556 km
Air pressure:
below 932 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 4
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On September 16th, 2022 at 8:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 296 km north of Greenland in Saint Andrew.

Earl: August 27 to September 10, 2022

Wind speed:
max. 167 km/h
Diameter:
max. 444 km
Air pressure:
below 954 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 2
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On September 2nd, 2022 at 8:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 512 km northwest of Greenland in Saint Andrew.

Dorian: August 24 to September 5, 2019

Region:
Caribbean Sea
Wind speed:
max. 296 km/h
on land:
max. 83 km/h
Diameter:
max. 111 km
Air pressure:
below 910 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 5
Affected regions
Saint Philip
Saint Peter


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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