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Hurricanes in French Guiana

Hurricanes occur rarely in French Guiana. On average, they happen about once per year.
The hurricane season usually lasts from early June to late November.
French Guiana 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 French Guiana since 2018

Julia: October 2-10, 2022

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 3rd, 2022 at 3:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 491 km north of Iracoubo.

Ian: September 19 to October 2, 2022

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 20th, 2022 at 6:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 496 km north of Mana.

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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