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Typhoons on the Northern Mariana Islands

Typhoons only occur occasionally in Northern Marianas. On average, they happen about 5 times a year. The hardest hit cities are Saipan.

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.

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

Other natural hazards on the Northern Mariana Islands:
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Most violent typhoons on the Northern Mariana Islands 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 671 km southeast of San Jose 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 527 km southeast of San Jose Village.

Mindulle: September 22 to October 2, 2021

Wind speed:
max. 267 km/h
Diameter:
max. 204 km
Air pressure:
below 908 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 5
The typhoon did not make direct landfall. On September 23rd, 2021 at 4:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 245 km southeast of San Jose Village.

Omais: August 10-24, 2021

Wind speed:
max. 94 km/h
Diameter:
max. 296 km
Air pressure:
below 993 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The typhoon did not make direct landfall. On August 17th, 2021 at 10:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 194 km south of San Jose 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 280 km southeast of San Jose 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 27th, 2020 at 4:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 416 km east of San Jose Village.

Haishen: August 30 to September 10, 2020

Wind speed:
max. 250 km/h
Diameter:
max. 1482 km
Air pressure:
below 910 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 4
The typhoon did not make direct landfall. On September 02nd, 2020 at 7:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 575 km northeast of Saipan.

Kammuri: November 24 to December 6, 2019

Wind speed:
max. 217 km/h
Diameter:
max. 1000 km
Air pressure:
below 940 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 4
The typhoon did not make direct landfall. On November 26th, 2019 at 10:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 390 km south of San Jose Village.

Fengshen: November 9-18, 2019

Wind speed:
max. 213 km/h
Diameter:
max. 463 km
Eye:
max. 37 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 274 km north of Saipan.

Halong: November 1-10, 2019

Wind speed:
max. 306 km/h
Diameter:
max. 722 km
Air pressure:
below 888 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 5
The typhoon did not make direct landfall. On November 06th, 2019 at 1:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 751 km northwest of Saipan.

Bualoi: October 17-26, 2019

Wind speed:
max. 259 km/h
on land:
max. 207 km/h
Diameter:
max. 889 km
Eye:
max. 56 km
Air pressure:
below 922 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 5
Most Affected Cities
Saipan

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
Most Affected Cities
Saipan

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 4:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 335 km south of San Jose 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 7:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 361 km northwest of Saipan.

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 96 km west of Saipan.

Wutip: February 18 to March 2, 2019

Wind speed:
max. 269 km/h
Diameter:
max. 889 km
Eye:
max. 56 km
Air pressure:
below 895 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 5
The typhoon did not make direct landfall. On February 24th, 2019 at 1:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 450 km southeast of San Jose 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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