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Hurricanes in Colombia

Hurricanes only occur occasionally in Colombia. On average, they happen about 2 times a year. The hardest hit regions are Caribbean Coast.
The hurricane season usually lasts from early June to late November.
The most severe hurricane to make landfall in Colombia in the past 12 months was »Julia«. It reached a wind speed of up to 120 km/h on October 8, 2022 at 7:00 pm local time near San Andrés and was 28 kilometers in diameter at the time. According to the internationally accepted Saffir-Simpson classification, this corresponded to a category 1 hurricane. On the open sea, speeds of up to 139 km/h were measured.
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Most violent hurricanes in Colombia since 2018

Nicole: November 5-11, 2022

Region:
Caribbean Sea
Wind speed:
max. 120 km/h
Diameter:
max. 1482 km
Air pressure:
below 980 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 1
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On November 5th, 2022 at 1:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 543 km northwest of Uribia in Caribbean Coast.

Lisa: October 27 to November 5, 2022

Region:
Caribbean Sea
Wind speed:
max. 130 km/h
Diameter:
max. 370 km
Air pressure:
below 988 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 1
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On October 29th, 2022 at 10:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 379 km northwest of Uribia in Caribbean Coast.

Julia: October 2-10, 2022

Region:
Caribbean Sea
Wind speed:
max. 139 km/h
on land:
max. 120 km/h
Diameter:
max. 333 km
Air pressure:
below 982 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 1
Affected regions
Caribbean Coast

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 24th, 2022 at 1:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 328 km north of Manaure in Caribbean Coast.

Bonnie: June 22 to July 9, 2022

Region:
Caribbean Sea
Wind speed:
max. 185 km/h
on land:
max. 65 km/h
Diameter:
max. 370 km
Air pressure:
below 964 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 3
Affected regions
Caribbean Coast

Terry: November 2-10, 2021

Wind speed:
max. 65 km/h
Diameter:
max. 296 km
Air pressure:
below 1006 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On November 2nd, 2021 at 1:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 548 km southeast of San Andrés in Caribbean Coast.

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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