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Cyclones on Norfolk Island

Cyclones only occur occasionally on Norfolk Island. On average, they happen about 2 times a year.

The typical cyclone season depends on the summer monsoon. In the months before (May to June) and after (October to November), the most severe storms occur.

Norfolk Island has certainly been affected by the foothills of several cyclones, but during the past 12 months no cyclone reached the inhabited areas on land.

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Most violent cyclones on Norfolk Island since 2018

Fili: 4th to 9th April 2022

Wind speed:
max. 100 km/h
Diameter:
max. 296 km
Air pressure:
below 989 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The cyclone did not make direct landfall. On April 09th, 2022 at 5:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 316 km north of Kingston.

Dovi: 9th to 12th February 2022

Wind speed:
max. 165 km/h
Diameter:
max. 241 km
Air pressure:
below 956 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 2
The cyclone did not make direct landfall. On February 12th, 2022 at 12:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 192 km east of Kingston.

Ruby: 11th to 15th December 2021

Wind speed:
max. 130 km/h
Diameter:
max. 185 km
Air pressure:
below 980 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 1
The cyclone did not make direct landfall. On December 15th, 2021 at 6:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 586 km northwest of Kingston.

Niran: 1st to 7th March 2021

Wind speed:
max. 256 km/h
Diameter:
max. 222 km
Air pressure:
below 917 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 5
The cyclone did not make direct landfall. On March 07th, 2021 at 3:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 525 km northwest of Kingston.

Gretel: 13th to 19th March 2020

Wind speed:
max. 115 km/h
Diameter:
max. 370 km
Air pressure:
below 971 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The cyclone did not make direct landfall. On March 16th, 2020 at 12:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 312 km northwest of Kingston.

Oma: 11th to 28th February 2019

Wind speed:
max. 139 km/h
Diameter:
max. 3741 km
Air pressure:
below 968 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 1
The cyclone did not make direct landfall. On February 24th, 2019 at 5:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 541 km northeast of Kingston.


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