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Hurricanes in Haiti

Hurricanes occur rarely in Haiti. On average, they happen about once per 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

Humberto: 12th to 20th September 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: 24th August to 5th September 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.


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