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Hurricanes in Jamaica

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

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 31st, 2022 at 4:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 253 km south of Morant Bay in Saint Thomas.

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 7th, 2022 at 4:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 589 km south of Morant Bay in Saint Thomas.

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 25th, 2022 at 7:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 311 km southeast of Negril in Westmoreland.

Fiona: September 12-24, 2022

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 10:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 665 km northwest of Manchioneal in Portland.

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 7:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 586 km northwest of Oracabessa in Saint Mary.

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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