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Typhoons in Guam

Typhoons only occur occasionally in Guam. On average, they happen about 5 times a year. The hardest hit cities are Merizo Village, Yigo Village and Agat Village.

The typhoon season in the Pacific usually begins with less severe storms in April and does not end until November. The most severe typhoons usually occur in August and September.

The most severe typhoon to make landfall in Guam in the past 12 months was »Mindulle«. It reached a wind speed of up to 65 km/h on September 23, 2021 at 4:00 pm local time near Merizo Village and was 37 kilometers in diameter at the time. According to the internationally accepted Saffir-Simpson classification, this corresponded to a tropical storm typhoon. On the open sea, speeds of up to 267 km/h were even measured (category 5).

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Most violent typhoons in Guam since 2018

Malakas: 7th to 15th April 2022

Wind speed:
max. 213 km/h
Diameter:
max. 148 km
Air pressure:
below 939 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 4
The typhoon did not make direct landfall. On April 10th, 2022 at 7:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 469 km southeast of Merizo Village.

Nyatoh: 29th November to 4th December 2021

Wind speed:
max. 241 km/h
Diameter:
max. 185 km
Air pressure:
below 928 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 4
The typhoon did not make direct landfall. On November 29th, 2021 at 10:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 350 km east of Merizo Village.

Mindulle: 22nd September to 2nd October 2021

Wind speed:
max. 267 km/h
on land:
max. 65 km/h
Diameter:
max. 204 km
Air pressure:
below 908 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 5
Most Affected Cities
Merizo Village

Omais: 10th to 24th August 2021

Wind speed:
max. 94 km/h
on land:
max. 41 km/h
Diameter:
max. 296 km
Air pressure:
below 993 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
Most Affected Cities
Yigo Village
Agat Village

Champi: 21st to 28th June 2021

Wind speed:
max. 120 km/h
Diameter:
max. 130 km
Air pressure:
below 987 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 1
The typhoon did not make direct landfall. On June 22nd, 2021 at 4:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 64 km south of Merizo Village.

Goni: 25th October to 6th November 2020

Wind speed:
max. 309 km/h
Diameter:
max. 611 km
Air pressure:
below 888 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 5
The typhoon did not make direct landfall. On October 26th, 2020 at 1:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 236 km southeast of Merizo Village.

Saudel: 16th to 26th October 2020

Wind speed:
max. 133 km/h
Diameter:
max. 722 km
Air pressure:
below 975 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 1
The typhoon did not make direct landfall. On October 17th, 2020 at 1:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 677 km southeast of Merizo Village.

Kammuri: 24th November to 6th December 2019

Wind speed:
max. 217 km/h
on land:
max. 83 km/h
Diameter:
max. 1000 km
Air pressure:
below 940 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 4
Most Affected Cities
Inarajan Village
Merizo Village

Fengshen: 9th to 18th November 2019

Wind speed:
max. 213 km/h
Diameter:
max. 463 km
Air pressure:
below 947 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 4
The typhoon did not make direct landfall. On November 14th, 2019 at 10:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 482 km northwest of Yigo Village.

Bualoi: 17th to 26th October 2019

Wind speed:
max. 259 km/h
Diameter:
max. 889 km
Eye:
max. 56 km
Air pressure:
below 922 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 5
The typhoon did not make direct landfall. On October 21st, 2019 at 10:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 292 km northwest of Yigo Village.

Hagibis: 4th to 14th October 2019

Wind speed:
max. 296 km/h
Diameter:
max. 1389 km
Eye:
max. 148 km
Air pressure:
below 896 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 5
The typhoon did not make direct landfall. On October 08th, 2019 at 1:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 323 km north of Yigo Village.

Mitag: 24th September to 5th October 2019

Wind speed:
max. 143 km/h
Diameter:
max. 1111 km
Air pressure:
below 965 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 1
The typhoon did not make direct landfall. On September 26th, 2019 at 7:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 138 km southeast of Merizo Village.

Peipah: 12th to 17th September 2019

Wind speed:
max. 65 km/h
Diameter:
max. 556 km
Air pressure:
below 999 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The typhoon did not make direct landfall. On September 15th, 2019 at 1:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 555 km northwest of Yigo Village.

Krosa: 4th to 17th August 2019

Wind speed:
max. 185 km/h
Diameter:
max. 1759 km
Air pressure:
below 945 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 3
The typhoon did not make direct landfall. On August 04th, 2019 at 10:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 286 km northwest of Yigo Village.

Wutip: 18th February to 2nd March 2019

Wind speed:
max. 269 km/h
Diameter:
max. 889 km
Eye:
max. 93 km
Air pressure:
below 895 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 5
The typhoon did not make direct landfall. On February 23rd, 2019 at 8:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 247 km southeast of Merizo Village.


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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