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Hurricanes in Guatemala

Hurricanes occurfrequently in Guatemala. On average, they happen about 6 times a year.

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

The most severe hurricane to make landfall in Guatemala in the past 12 months was »«. It reached a wind speed of up to 37 km/h on May 31, 2022 at 12:00 pm local time near Melchor de Mencos and was 93 kilometers in diameter at the time. According to the internationally accepted Saffir-Simpson classification, this corresponded to a tropical depression hurricane. On the open sea, speeds of up to 111 km/h were even measured (tropical storm).

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Most violent hurricanes in Guatemala since 2018

Lester: September 13-17, 2022

Wind speed:
max. 74 km/h
Diameter:
max. 259 km
Air pressure:
below 1002 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On September 14th, 2022 at 3:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 363 km southeast of Ocós in San Marcos.

Kay: September 1-10, 2022

Wind speed:
max. 167 km/h
Diameter:
max. 222 km
Air pressure:
below 967 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 2
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On August 31st, 2022 at 6:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 156 km east of Tacaná in San Marcos.

Frank: July 23 to August 3, 2022

Wind speed:
max. 148 km/h
Diameter:
max. 333 km
Air pressure:
below 975 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 1
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On July 23rd, 2022 at 12:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 376 km south of Puerto San José in Escuintla.

Estelle: July 12-21, 2022

Wind speed:
max. 139 km/h
Diameter:
max. 333 km
Air pressure:
below 984 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 1
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On July 12th, 2022 at 12:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 382 km south of Puerto San José in Escuintla.

Darby: July 7-17, 2022

Wind speed:
max. 222 km/h
Diameter:
max. 296 km
Air pressure:
below 954 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 4
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On July 06th, 2022 at 6:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 659 km southeast of Ocós in San Marcos.

Bonnie: June 22 to July 9, 2022

Region:
Caribbean Sea
Wind speed:
max. 185 km/h
Diameter:
max. 370 km
Air pressure:
below 964 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 3
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On July 03rd, 2022 at 3:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 261 km south of Puerto San José in Escuintla.

Celia: June 13-28, 2022

Wind speed:
max. 102 km/h
Diameter:
max. 222 km
Air pressure:
below 993 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On June 18th, 2022 at 9:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 92 km south of Iztapa in Escuintla.

Blas: June 10-20, 2022

Wind speed:
max. 139 km/h
Diameter:
max. 333 km
Air pressure:
below 980 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 1
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On June 10th, 2022 at 6:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 329 km southeast of Ocós in San Marcos.

Agatha: May 25-31, 2022

Wind speed:
max. 176 km/h
Diameter:
max. 482 km
Air pressure:
below 964 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 2
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On May 26th, 2022 at 3:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 337 km southeast of Ocós in San Marcos.

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 04th, 2021 at 6:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 471 km south of Puerto San José in Escuintla.

Nicholas: September 12-17, 2021

Region:
Gulf of Mexico
Wind speed:
max. 120 km/h
Diameter:
max. 370 km
Air pressure:
below 988 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 1
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On September 12th, 2021 at 6:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 610 km northeast of Nentón in Huehuetenango.

Nora: August 24-30, 2021

Wind speed:
max. 139 km/h
Diameter:
max. 444 km
Air pressure:
below 976 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 1
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On August 24th, 2021 at 12:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 398 km southeast of Ocós in San Marcos.

Beta: September 17-25, 2020

Region:
Gulf of Mexico
Wind speed:
max. 102 km/h
Diameter:
max. 444 km
Air pressure:
below 993 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On September 17th, 2020 at 12:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 696 km northeast of La Libertad in Petén.

Julio: September 4-7, 2020

Wind speed:
max. 74 km/h
Diameter:
max. 148 km
Air pressure:
below 1004 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On September 04th, 2020 at 6:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 271 km east of Ocós in San Marcos.

Genevieve: August 16-22, 2020

Wind speed:
max. 213 km/h
Diameter:
max. 185 km
Air pressure:
below 950 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 4
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On August 16th, 2020 at 6:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 588 km southeast of Ocós in San Marcos.


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