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Hurricanes in Guadeloupe

Hurricanes only occur occasionally in Guadeloupe. On average, they happen about 2 times a year. The hardest hit cities are Grande Anse and Port-Louis.

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

The most severe hurricane to make landfall in Guadeloupe in the past 12 months was »Fiona«. It reached a wind speed of up to 93 km/h on September 16, 2022 at 8:00 pm local time near Port-Louis and was 28 kilometers in diameter at the time. According to the internationally accepted Saffir-Simpson classification, this corresponded to a tropical storm hurricane. On the open sea, speeds of up to 213 km/h were measured (category 4).

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Most violent hurricanes in Guadeloupe 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 583 km southeast of Terre-de-Bas.

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 484 km south of Terre-de-Bas.

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 8:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 533 km south of Terre-de-Bas.

Fiona: September 12-24, 2022

Region:
Caribbean Sea
Wind speed:
max. 213 km/h
on land:
max. 93 km/h
Diameter:
max. 556 km
Air pressure:
below 932 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 4
Most Affected Cities
Grande Anse
Port-Louis

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 3rd, 2022 at 2:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 246 km north of Anse-Bertrand.

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 5:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 99 km southeast of Terre-de-Bas.


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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