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Hurricanes in Spain

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

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

Spain 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 Spain since 2018

Hermine: September 21-25, 2022

Wind speed:
max. 65 km/h
Diameter:
max. 333 km
Air pressure:
below 1002 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On September 25th, 2022 at 7:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 547 km southeast of Frontera in Canary Islands.

Theta: November 8-16, 2020

Wind speed:
max. 111 km/h
Diameter:
max. 278 km
Air pressure:
below 987 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On November 15th, 2020 at 12:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 296 km north of Garachico in Canary Islands.

Alpha: September 14-19, 2020

Wind speed:
max. 111 km/h
Diameter:
max. 370 km
Air pressure:
below 992 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On September 19th, 2020 at 2:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 90 km east of Ciudad Rodrigo in Castille and León.

Paulette: September 7-28, 2020

Wind speed:
max. 167 km/h
Diameter:
max. 259 km
Air pressure:
below 965 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 2
The hurricane did not make direct landfall. On September 25th, 2020 at 1:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 581 km north of Garachico in Canary Islands.


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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