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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.

Guatemala 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 Guatemala since 2018

Lisa: October 27 to November 5, 2022

Region:
Gulf of Mexico
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 November 2nd, 2022 at 9:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 206 km west of Melchor de Mencos in Petén.

Roslyn: October 17-24, 2022

Wind speed:
max. 213 km/h
Diameter:
max. 370 km
Air pressure:
below 954 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 4
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On October 16th, 2022 at 6:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 614 km southeast of Champerico in Pacific coast.

Karl: October 10-13, 2022

Region:
Gulf of Mexico
Wind speed:
max. 93 km/h
Diameter:
max. 370 km
Air pressure:
below 1000 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On October 11th, 2022 at 9:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 485 km northeast of Nent in Highlands.

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 10th, 2022 at 6:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 56 km south of Jerez in Pacific coast.

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 Oc in Pacific coast.

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 September 2nd, 2022 at 12:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 407 km southeast of Oc in Pacific coast.

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 Jos in Pacific coast.

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 Jos in Pacific coast.

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 6th, 2022 at 6:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 659 km southeast of Oc in Pacific coast.

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 3rd, 2022 at 3:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 261 km south of Puerto San Jos in Pacific coast.

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 Pacific coast.

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 3:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 341 km southeast of Oc in Pacific coast.

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 9:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 385 km southeast of Oc in Pacific coast.

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 4th, 2021 at 6:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 471 km south of Puerto San Jos in Pacific coast.

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 Nent in Highlands.

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 3:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 424 km southeast of Oc in Pacific coast.

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 4th, 2020 at 9:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 340 km east of Oc in Pacific coast.

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 Oc in Pacific coast.


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