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Hurricanes in Saint Lucia

Hurricanes only occur occasionally in Saint Lucia. On average, they happen about 2 times a year. The hardest hit cities are Micoud and Bis.

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

Saint Lucia 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 Lucia 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 28th, 2022 at 2:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 536 km east of Choiseul.

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 5th, 2022 at 5:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 246 km south of Vieux Fort.

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 21st, 2022 at 2:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 317 km south of Vieux Fort.

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 16th, 2022 at 2:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 256 km north of Gros Islet.

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 2nd, 2022 at 8:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 487 km north of Gros Islet.

Dorian: August 24 to September 5, 2019

Region:
Caribbean Sea
Wind speed:
max. 296 km/h
on land:
max. 83 km/h
Diameter:
max. 111 km
Air pressure:
below 910 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 5
Most Affected Cities
Micoud
Bis


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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