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Hurricanes in Dominica

Hurricanes only occur occasionally in Dominica. On average, they happen about 2 times a year.
The hurricane season usually lasts from early June to late November.
Dominica 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 Dominica since 2018

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 27th, 2022 at 2:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 550 km southeast of Soufrière.

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 8:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 417 km south of Soufrière.

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 5:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 471 km south of Soufrière.

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 pm it had the shortest distance at about 99 km north of Portsmouth.

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 11:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 336 km north of Calibishie.

Dorian: August 24 to September 5, 2019

Region:
Caribbean Sea
Wind speed:
max. 296 km/h
Diameter:
max. 111 km
Air pressure:
below 910 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 5
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On August 27th, 2019 at 2:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 73 km southeast of Pointe Michel.

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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