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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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Current hurricane: Ian

On September 19, 2022 at 8:00 am, hurricane »Ian« formed in the North Atlantic with an initial wind speed of 37 km/h. The storm system initially moved east at 19 km/h 30 km/h and reached a diameter of 741 kilometers in the meantime. Its eye grew to a size of 46 kilometers. At September 28, 2022 at 8:00 am, it reached its highest wind speed to date of 250 kilometers per hour. This corresponds to a hurricane of category 4.

On October 1, 2022 at 8:00 pm, Ian made landfall near the city of Farmville in the United States. At that time, the hurricane had a wind speed of 28 km/h and a diameter of 74 kilometers.

Ian has since subsided and is no longer under observation by the authorities. Its last position was about 663 km southwest of the Canadaon September 25th at 8:00 am .

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Most violent hurricanes in Haiti since 2018

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 23rd, 2022 at 8:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 363 km south of Anse-à-Pitre in South-East.

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 2:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 173 km northwest of Dérac in North-East.

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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