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Hurricanes in Guyana

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

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 2:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 367 km north of Mabaruma in Barima-Waini.

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 am it had the shortest distance at about 258 km north of Mabaruma in Barima-Waini.

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 26th, 2019 at 11:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 516 km northwest of Mabaruma in Barima-Waini.

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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