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Hurricanes in Trinidad and Tobago

Hurricanes occur rarely in Trinidad and Tobago. On average, they happen about once per year. The hardest hit cities are Scarborough and Petit Valley.

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

The most severe hurricane to make landfall in Trinidad and Tobago in the past 12 months was »«. It reached a wind speed of up to 65 km/h on June 28, 2022 at 8:00 pm local time near Sangre Grande and was 46 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 185 km/h were measured (category 3).

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Most violent hurricanes in Trinidad and Tobago 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 27th, 2022 at 2:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 371 km east of Petit Valley.

Julia: October 2-10, 2022

Region:
Caribbean Sea
Wind speed:
max. 139 km/h
on land:
max. 56 km/h
Diameter:
max. 333 km
Air pressure:
below 982 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 1
Most Affected Cities
Scarborough

Ian: September 19 to October 2, 2022

Region:
Caribbean Sea
Wind speed:
max. 250 km/h
on land:
max. 56 km/h
Diameter:
max. 1482 km
Air pressure:
below 937 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 4
Most Affected Cities
Scarborough
Petit Valley

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 16th, 2022 at 11:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 554 km north of Scarborough.

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 26th, 2019 at 11:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 255 km northwest of Scarborough.


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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