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Hurricanes in Montserrat

Hurricanes occur rarely in Montserrat. On average, they happen about once per year. The hardest hit cities is Plymouth.

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

The most severe hurricane to make landfall in Montserrat in the past 12 months was »Fiona«. It reached a wind speed of up to 93 km/h on September 16, 2022 at 11:00 pm local time near Plymouth and was 28 kilometers in diameter at the time. According to the internationally accepted Saffir-Simpson classification, this corresponded to a tropical storm hurricane. On the open sea, speeds of up to 213 km/h were measured (category 4).

Other natural hazards in Montserrat:
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Most violent hurricanes in Montserrat since 2018

Nicole: November 5-11, 2022

Wind speed:
max. 120 km/h
Diameter:
max. 1482 km
Air pressure:
below 980 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 1
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On November 5th, 2022 at 11:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 565 km east of Brades.

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 27th, 2022 at 11:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 645 km southeast of Plymouth.

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 22nd, 2022 at 11:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 647 km southeast of Plymouth.

Fiona: September 12-24, 2022

Region:
Caribbean Sea
Wind speed:
max. 213 km/h
on land:
max. 93 km/h
Diameter:
max. 556 km
Air pressure:
below 932 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 4
Most Affected Cities
Plymouth

Earl: August 27 to September 10, 2022

Wind speed:
max. 167 km/h
Diameter:
max. 444 km
Air pressure:
below 954 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 2
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On September 3rd, 2022 at 5:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 235 km north of Brades.

Dorian: August 24 to September 5, 2019

Region:
Caribbean Sea
Wind speed:
max. 296 km/h
Diameter:
max. 111 km
Air pressure:
below 910 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 5
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On August 27th, 2019 at 11:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 126 km southeast of Plymouth.


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