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Hurricanes in Cuba

Hurricanes only occur occasionally in Cuba. On average, they happen about 2 times a year.

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

Cuba 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 Cuba since 2018

Sally: 11th to 18th September 2020

Region:
Gulf of Mexico
Wind speed:
max. 176 km/h
Diameter:
max. 222 km
Air pressure:
below 965 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 2
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On September 12th, 2020 at 11:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 262 km north of Varadero in Matanzas.

Hanna: 23rd to 26th July 2020

Region:
Gulf of Mexico
Wind speed:
max. 148 km/h
Diameter:
max. 259 km
Air pressure:
below 973 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 1
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On July 22nd, 2020 at 8:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 558 km northeast of Mantua in Pinar del Río.

Arthur: 16th to 21st May 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 16th, 2020 at 2:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 597 km northwest of Varadero in Matanzas.

Nestor: 17th to 21st October 2019

Region:
Gulf of Mexico
Wind speed:
max. 93 km/h
Diameter:
max. 778 km
Air pressure:
below 996 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On October 18th, 2019 at 5:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 685 km northeast of Minas de Matahambre in Pinar del Río.

Humberto: 12th to 20th September 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 12th, 2019 at 8:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 272 km north of Moa in Holguín.

Dorian: 24th August to 5th September 2019

Wind speed:
max. 296 km/h
Diameter:
max. 111 km
Eye:
max. 93 km
Air pressure:
below 910 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 5
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On September 02nd, 2019 at 5:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 468 km northwest of Sagua la Grande in Villa Clara.

Barry: 10th to 16th July 2019

Region:
Gulf of Mexico
Wind speed:
max. 120 km/h
Diameter:
max. 556 km
Air pressure:
below 993 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 1
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On July 10th, 2019 at 11:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 688 km northeast of La Esperanza in Pinar del Río.


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