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Hurricanes in the Bermudas

Hurricanes only occur occasionally in the Bermudas. On average, they happen about 4 times a year. The hardest hit cities is Hamilton.

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

The Bermudas have 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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Current hurricane: Fiona

On September 11, 2022 at 9:00 pm, hurricane »Fiona« formed in the North Atlantic with an initial wind speed of 28 km/h. The storm system initially moved east at 19 km/h 20 km/h and reached a diameter of 278 kilometers in the meantime. The storm was named Fiona on September 15, 2022 at 12:00 am, when it was already in the mainland area of the Bermudas. Its eye grew to a size of 37 kilometers. At September 21, 2022 at 3:00 am, it reached its highest wind speed to date of 213 kilometers per hour. This corresponds to a hurricane of category 4.

On September 24, 2022 at 3:00 pm, Fiona made landfall near the city of Channel-Port aux Basques in Canada. At that time, the hurricane had a wind speed of 111 km/h and a diameter of 185 kilometers.

Fiona has since subsided and is no longer under observation by the authorities. Its last position was about 133 km east of the Canadaon September 23rd at 12:00 pm .

Most violent hurricanes in the Bermudas since 2018

Fiona: September 12-24, 2022

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 23rd, 2022 at 6:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 199 km northeast of Hamilton.

Earl: August 27 to September 10, 2022

Wind speed:
max. 167 km/h
Diameter:
max. 444 km
Eye:
max. 185 km
Air pressure:
below 954 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 2
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On September 09th, 2022 at 3:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 149 km west of Saint George.

Alex: May 31 to June 6, 2022

Wind speed:
max. 111 km/h
Diameter:
max. 889 km
Air pressure:
below 984 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On June 06th, 2022 at 9:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 155 km north of Saint George.

Teresa: September 24-26, 2021

Wind speed:
max. 74 km/h
Diameter:
max. 370 km
Air pressure:
below 1008 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On September 24th, 2021 at 12:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 148 km northwest of Saint George.

Larry: August 31 to September 11, 2021

Wind speed:
max. 204 km/h
Diameter:
max. 259 km
Air pressure:
below 953 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 3
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On September 09th, 2021 at 3:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 241 km west of Saint George.

Henri: August 15-24, 2021

Wind speed:
max. 120 km/h
Diameter:
max. 111 km
Air pressure:
below 986 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 1
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On August 16th, 2021 at 3:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 182 km west of Saint George.

Bill: June 13-16, 2021

Wind speed:
max. 102 km/h
Diameter:
max. 222 km
Air pressure:
below 992 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On June 15th, 2021 at 12:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 659 km northeast of Hamilton.

Ana: May 20-24, 2021

Wind speed:
max. 93 km/h
Diameter:
max. 333 km
Air pressure:
below 1004 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On May 22nd, 2021 at 12:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 276 km northwest of Saint George.

Epsilon: October 16-26, 2020

Wind speed:
max. 185 km/h
Diameter:
max. 482 km
Air pressure:
below 952 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 3
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On October 23rd, 2020 at 12:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 289 km west of Saint George.

Teddy: September 12-24, 2020

Wind speed:
max. 222 km/h
Diameter:
max. 444 km
Air pressure:
below 945 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 4
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On September 21st, 2020 at 12:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 256 km southwest of Saint George.

Paulette: September 7-28, 2020

Wind speed:
max. 167 km/h
on land:
max. 157 km/h
Diameter:
max. 259 km
Air pressure:
below 965 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 2
Most Affected Cities
Hamilton

Omar: August 30 to September 6, 2020

Wind speed:
max. 65 km/h
Diameter:
max. 333 km
Air pressure:
below 1003 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On September 02nd, 2020 at 9:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 425 km north of Saint George.

Arthur: May 16-21, 2020

Wind speed:
max. 102 km/h
Diameter:
max. 222 km
Air pressure:
below 989 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On May 20th, 2020 at 9:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 56 km northeast of Saint George.

Melissa: October 8-14, 2019

Wind speed:
max. 102 km/h
Diameter:
max. 667 km
Air pressure:
below 994 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On October 09th, 2019 at 6:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 708 km northeast of Saint George.

Humberto: September 12-20, 2019

Wind speed:
max. 204 km/h
Diameter:
max. 556 km
Air pressure:
below 950 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 3
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On September 18th, 2019 at 9:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 96 km north of Saint George.

Andrea: May 20-22, 2019

Wind speed:
max. 65 km/h
Diameter:
max. 222 km
Air pressure:
below 1006 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On May 22nd, 2019 at 3:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 197 km southeast of Hamilton.


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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