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Hurricanes in Panama

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

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 8th, 2022 at 10:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 326 km north of Barranco in Bocas del Toro.

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 24th, 2022 at 4:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 585 km north of Narganá in Guna Yala.

Bonnie: June 22 to July 9, 2022

Region:
Caribbean Sea
Wind speed:
max. 185 km/h
Diameter:
max. 370 km
Air pressure:
below 964 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 3
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On July 1st, 2022 at 7:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 168 km north of Barranco in Bocas del Toro.

Terry: November 2-10, 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 2nd, 2021 at 1:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 224 km east of Río Sereno in Chiriquí.

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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