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Hurricanes in Saint Barthelemy

Hurricanes occur rarely in Saint Barthelemy. On average, they happen about once per year.

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

Saint Barthelemy 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 Saint Barthelemy since 2018

Nicole: November 5-11, 2022

Region:
Caribbean Sea
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 464 km east of Gustavia.

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 28th, 2022 at 8:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 726 km southeast of Gustavia.

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 pm it had the shortest distance at about 722 km southeast of Gustavia.

Fiona: September 12-24, 2022

Region:
Caribbean Sea
Wind speed:
max. 213 km/h
Diameter:
max. 556 km
Air pressure:
below 932 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 4
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On September 17th, 2022 at 2:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 178 km south of Gustavia.

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 11:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 133 km northwest of Gustavia.

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 28th, 2019 at 8:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 158 km southeast of Gustavia.


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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