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Hurricanes in Haiti

Hurricanes only occur occasionally in Haiti. On average, they happen about 2 times a year.

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

Haiti 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 Haiti since 2018

Nicole: November 5-11, 2022

Region:
Caribbean Sea
Wind speed:
max. 120 km/h
Diameter:
max. 1482 km
Air pressure:
below 980 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 1
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On November 5th, 2022 at 5:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 393 km west of Anse- in South-East.

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 30th, 2022 at 5:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 274 km south of Torbeck in South.

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 24th, 2022 at 5:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 403 km south of Torbeck in South.

Fiona: September 12-24, 2022

Region:
Caribbean Sea
Wind speed:
max. 213 km/h
Diameter:
max. 556 km
Eye:
max. 74 km
Air pressure:
below 932 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 4
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On September 20th, 2022 at 5:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 313 km north of Saint-Louis du Nord in North-West.

Humberto: September 12-20, 2019

Wind speed:
max. 204 km/h
Diameter:
max. 556 km
Air pressure:
below 950 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 3
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On September 12th, 2019 at 8:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 366 km north of Jean-Rabel in North-West.

Dorian: August 24 to September 5, 2019

Wind speed:
max. 296 km/h
Diameter:
max. 111 km
Eye:
max. 56 km
Air pressure:
below 910 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 5
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On August 29th, 2019 at 11:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 525 km northwest of Ouanaminthe in North-East.


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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