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Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras (MHRO)

Location: 16.38N 86.45W

Tropical systems passing within 60nm (= 69mi.) of the island. Used latitude/longitude coordinates (16.38N,86.45W) might not be the center of the island. Often the location of the island weather station was used, which is normally at the airport.
Please note that not only hurricanes (h1-h5) are included but also tropical storms (ts). Wind/category reported is maximum measured while the system moved through region (box). Each category storm has its own color (see color bar below; ts=tropical storm; h1=category 1 hurricane; etc., see the guide for definitions). Different projections can be selected, the island projections are most zoomed in (select if you want to see how close the systems passed by the island [not available for regions]), while the world projection most zoomed out (select when you want to see the complete path of the storm). Winds are in miles per hour. It is also calculated how close the center of the storm came to the island, the so-called closest point of approach (cpoa, in miles).

Below you can see all stormtracks since 1851 for Roatan (for more details about individual storms skip to another page where storms are separated per decade). In the climatology section there is also a weekly analysis of the data which shows when the real peak of hurricane season is for Roatan and a five-year analysis to find out if more storms have passed close by Roatan recently.

Projection: Island | Caribbean | Atlantic | World |
[ts=tropical storm; h1=category 1 hurricane; etc.]

1851 - 2010
    date     wind  cat. cpoa  name
31 Aug 1864    81   h1   68   NOTNAMED
30 Oct 1870    69   ts   61   NOTNAMED
12 Oct 1892    98   h2    9   NOTNAMED
 6 Jul 1893    92   h1   33   NOTNAMED
16 Sep 1898    58   ts   57   NOTNAMED
26 Aug 1918    81   h1   29   NOTNAMED
19 Sep 1920    46   ts    1   NOTNAMED
17 Jun 1921    52   ts   34   NOTNAMED
 4 Oct 1926    40   ts    5   NOTNAMED
15 Aug 1931    52   ts    9   NOTNAMED
10 Sep 1931    98   h2   66   NOTNAMED
18 Oct 1931    40   ts   52   NOTNAMED
 9 Oct 1932    46   ts   49   NOTNAMED
12 Sep 1933    63   ts   65   NOTNAMED
30 Sep 1933    40   ts   11   NOTNAMED
12 Jun 1936    40   ts   67   NOTNAMED
20 Sep 1940    46   ts   15   NOTNAMED
28 Sep 1941   109   h2   39   NOTNAMED
22 Oct 1943    46   ts   57   NOTNAMED
 3 Oct 1945    98   h2    8   NOTNAMED
26 Sep 1954    69   ts    9   GILDA
15 Jul 1960    81   h1    1   ABBY
23 Jul 1961   104   h2   18   ANNA
 2 Sep 1969   115   h3    8   FRANCELIA
10 Sep 1971    81   h1    8   EDITH
19 Sep 1974   109   h2   18   FIFI
18 Sep 1978   121   h3   10   GRETA
22 Sep 1980    63   ts   36   HERMINE
11 Oct 1996    52   ts   54   KYLE
28 Oct 1998   161   h5   45   MITCH
 8 Oct 2001   132   h4   24   IRIS
19 Nov 2005    46   ts   60   GAMMA
26 Jun 2010    63   ts   41   ALEX
25 Sep 2010    52   ts   31   MATTHEW
24 Oct 2010    92   h1   30   RICHARD

Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras: all dec peak 5yr rank

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