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Hurricanes in Saint Pierre and Miquelon

Hurricanes only occur occasionally in Saint Pierre and Miquelon. On average, they happen about 2 times a year.

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

Saint Pierre and Miquelon 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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Current hurricane: Fiona

On September 11, 2022 at 10:00 pm, hurricane »Fiona« formed in the North Atlantic with an initial wind speed of 28 km/h. The storm system initially moved east at 19 km/h 20 km/h and reached a diameter of 278 kilometers in the meantime. The storm was named Fiona on September 15, 2022 at 1:00 am, when it was already in the mainland area of Saint Pierre and Miquelon. Its eye grew to a size of 37 kilometers. At September 21, 2022 at 4:00 am, it reached its highest wind speed to date of 213 kilometers per hour. This corresponds to a hurricane of category 4.

On September 24, 2022 at 4:00 pm, Fiona made landfall near the city of Channel-Port aux Basques in Canada. At that time, the hurricane had a wind speed of 111 km/h and a diameter of 185 kilometers.

Fiona has since subsided and is no longer under observation by the authorities. Its last position was about 133 km east of the Canada.

Most violent hurricanes in Saint Pierre and Miquelon since 2018

Fiona: September 12-24, 2022

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 24th, 2022 at 4:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 347 km east of Miquelon.

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 10th, 2022 at 4:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 470 km southwest of Saint-Pierre.

Odette: September 16-26, 2021

Wind speed:
max. 102 km/h
Diameter:
max. 444 km
Air pressure:
below 989 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On September 19th, 2021 at 10:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 363 km south of Saint-Pierre.

Larry: August 31 to September 11, 2021

Wind speed:
max. 204 km/h
Diameter:
max. 259 km
Air pressure:
below 953 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 3
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On September 11th, 2021 at 1:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 100 km west of Saint-Pierre.

Claudette: June 17-23, 2021

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 22nd, 2021 at 10:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 400 km southeast of Saint-Pierre.

Bill: June 13-16, 2021

Wind speed:
max. 102 km/h
Diameter:
max. 222 km
Air pressure:
below 992 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On June 15th, 2021 at 10:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 495 km south of Saint-Pierre.

Epsilon: October 16-26, 2020

Wind speed:
max. 185 km/h
Diameter:
max. 482 km
Air pressure:
below 952 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 3
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On October 25th, 2020 at 7:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 501 km southwest of Saint-Pierre.

Teddy: September 12-24, 2020

Wind speed:
max. 222 km/h
Diameter:
max. 444 km
Air pressure:
below 945 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 4
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On September 23rd, 2020 at 7:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 271 km northeast of Miquelon.

Dolly: June 22-25, 2020

Wind speed:
max. 74 km/h
Diameter:
max. 296 km
Air pressure:
below 1000 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On June 24th, 2020 at 10:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 302 km south of Saint-Pierre.


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