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Hurricanes in Mexico

Hurricanes occur very often in Mexico. On average, they happen about 14 times a year. The hardest hit regions are Baja California Sur, Jalisco and Michoacán.

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

The most severe hurricane to make landfall in Mexico in the past 12 months was »Olaf«. It reached a wind speed of up to 167 km/h on September 9, 2021 at 8:50 pm local time near San José del Cabo and was 19 kilometers in diameter at the time. According to the internationally accepted Saffir-Simpson classification, this corresponded to a category 2 hurricane.

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Most violent hurricanes in Mexico since 2018

Rick: 22nd to 26th October 2021

Wind speed:
max. 167 km/h
Diameter:
max. 259 km
Air pressure:
below 977 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 2
Affected regions
Guerrero
Michoacán
México

Pamela: 10th to 14th October 2021

Wind speed:
max. 120 km/h
Diameter:
max. 148 km
Air pressure:
below 987 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 1
Affected regions
Sinaloa
Durango

Nicholas: 12th to 17th September 2021

Region:
Gulf of Mexico
Wind speed:
max. 120 km/h
Diameter:
max. 370 km
Air pressure:
below 988 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 1
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On September 13th, 2021 at 7:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 95 km west of Heroica Matamoros in Tamaulipas.

Olaf: 6th to 12th September 2021

Wind speed:
max. 167 km/h
Diameter:
max. 296 km
Air pressure:
below 975 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 2
Affected regions
Baja California Sur

Nora: 24th to 30th August 2021

Wind speed:
max. 139 km/h
Diameter:
max. 444 km
Air pressure:
below 976 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 1
Affected regions
Jalisco
Nayarit
Sinaloa

Linda: 9th to 24th August 2021

Wind speed:
max. 213 km/h
Diameter:
max. 370 km
Air pressure:
below 953 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 4
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On August 10th, 2021 at 1:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 398 km southeast of Tecpan de Galeana in Guerrero.

Enrique: 25th to 30th June 2021

Wind speed:
max. 148 km/h
on land:
max. 50 km/h
Diameter:
max. 222 km
Air pressure:
below 972 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 1
Affected regions
Baja California Sur

Claudette: 17th to 23rd June 2021

Region:
Gulf of Mexico
Wind speed:
max. 74 km/h
Diameter:
max. 556 km
Air pressure:
below 1003 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On June 17th, 2021 at 1:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 268 km northeast of Celestún in Yucatán.

Marie: 27th September to 10th October 2020

Wind speed:
max. 222 km/h
Diameter:
max. 482 km
Air pressure:
below 945 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 4
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On September 28th, 2020 at 7:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 574 km southeast of Ciudad Lázaro Cárdenas in Michoacán.

Hernan: 25th to 28th August 2020

Wind speed:
max. 74 km/h
on land:
max. 50 km/h
Diameter:
max. 444 km
Air pressure:
below 1001 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
Affected regions
Baja California Sur

Genevieve: 16th to 22nd August 2020

Wind speed:
max. 213 km/h
Diameter:
max. 185 km
Eye:
max. 93 km
Air pressure:
below 950 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 4
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On August 20th, 2020 at 12:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 89 km southeast of Cabo San Lucas in Baja California Sur.

Elida: 8th to 14th August 2020

Wind speed:
max. 167 km/h
Diameter:
max. 278 km
Air pressure:
below 971 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 2
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On August 09th, 2020 at 1:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 288 km southeast of San Patricio in Jalisco.

Hanna: 23rd to 26th July 2020

Region:
Gulf of Mexico
Wind speed:
max. 148 km/h
on land:
max. 102 km/h
Diameter:
max. 259 km
Air pressure:
below 973 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 1
Affected regions
Tamaulipas
Nuevo León

Cristina: 6th to 15th July 2020

Wind speed:
max. 111 km/h
Diameter:
max. 111 km
Air pressure:
below 993 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On July 08th, 2020 at 7:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 547 km southeast of San Patricio in Jalisco.

Raymond: 13th to 17th November 2019

Wind speed:
max. 83 km/h
Diameter:
max. 370 km
Air pressure:
below 1001 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On November 17th, 2019 at 11:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 321 km south of Cabo San Lucas in Baja California Sur.

Priscilla: 19th to 21st October 2019

Wind speed:
max. 74 km/h
on land:
max. 65 km/h
Diameter:
max. 556 km
Air pressure:
below 1003 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
Affected regions
Michoacán
Colima
Jalisco

Nestor: 17th to 21st October 2019

Region:
Gulf of Mexico
Wind speed:
max. 93 km/h
Diameter:
max. 778 km
Air pressure:
below 996 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On October 17th, 2019 at 7:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 208 km northwest of Tamiahua in Veracruz.

Imelda: 17th to 19th September 2019

Region:
Gulf of Mexico
Wind speed:
max. 74 km/h
Diameter:
max. 500 km
Air pressure:
below 1003 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On September 17th, 2019 at 7:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 323 km northwest of Heroica Matamoros in Tamaulipas.

Lorena: 17th to 22nd September 2019

Wind speed:
max. 139 km/h
on land:
max. 133 km/h
Diameter:
max. 111 km
Air pressure:
below 985 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 1
Affected regions
Colima
Jalisco
Baja California Sur
Sonora

Juliette: 1st to 9th September 2019

Wind speed:
max. 204 km/h
Diameter:
max. 222 km
Air pressure:
below 953 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 3
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On September 01st, 2019 at 1:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 704 km southeast of San Patricio in Jalisco.


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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