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Hurricanes in Honduras

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

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

Honduras 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: Celia

On June 13, 2022 at 12:00 pm, hurricane »Celia« formed in the Northeast Pacific with an initial wind speed of 28 km/h. The storm system initially moved northeast at 19 km/h 6 km/h and reached a diameter of 111 kilometers in the meantime. At June 24, 2022 at 6:00 am, it reached its highest wind speed to date of 102 kilometers per hour. This corresponds to a hurricane of category of a tropical storm.

On June 18, 2022 at 6:00 pm, Celia made landfall near the city of Acajutla () in El Salvador. At that time, the hurricane had a wind speed of 46 km/h and a diameter of 37 kilometers.

Celia has since subsided and is no longer under observation by the authorities. Its last position was about 700 km southeast of the Mexicoon June 20th at 3:00 am .

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Most violent hurricanes in Honduras since 2018

Celia: 13th to 28th June 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 13th, 2022 at 9:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 134 km southeast of Amapala in Valle.

Blas: 10th to 20th June 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 09th, 2022 at 6:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 595 km southeast of Antigua Ocotepeque in Ocotepeque.

Agatha: 25th to 31st May 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 25th, 2022 at 9:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 588 km southeast of Antigua Ocotepeque in Ocotepeque.

Terry: 2nd to 10th November 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 03rd, 2021 at 9:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 491 km south of El Triunfo in Choluteca.


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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