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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.

Guam has certainly been affected by the foothills of several typhoons, but during the past 12 months no typhoon reached the inhabited areas on land.

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Most violent typhoons in Guam since 2018

Malakas: April 7-15, 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: November 29 to December 4, 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: September 22 to October 2, 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: August 10-24, 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: June 21-28, 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: October 25 to November 6, 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: October 16-26, 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: November 24 to December 6, 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: November 9-18, 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: October 17-26, 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: October 4-14, 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: September 24 to October 5, 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: September 12-17, 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: August 4-17, 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: February 18 to March 2, 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.


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