Guadeloupe's history with tropical systems
Current weather
(br)=brush (ts)=Tropical Storm (bd)=Back Door,meaning coming from over land from opposite coast.Not all names are noted,also storms before 1950 were not named.Not every stat on every storm description is given.
Guadeloupe most likely to be hit by a hurricane between August 24th and august 30th
Years within or near core
65 times in 152yrs end of 2023

since 1990 activity/ trends for tropical storms and hurricanes is up for Guadeloupe

Names from list above

Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio
TS=30,46.03% H=35, 53.97%
only 25.42% of all tropical systems affecting Guadeloupe are major hurricanes this includes brushes

Longest gap between storms
12 years 1933-1944 & 1967-1978

How often this area gets affected?
brushed or hit every 2.34 years

Average years between direct hurricane hits.
once every 6.91 years(22h)

Average years between major hurricane hits.(9)
once every 16.89 years

Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts)
107 mph

Statistically when this area should be affected next
before the end of 2026

Last affected by
2023 Oct 21st hurricane Tammy brushes just east by 28 miles with 85mph winds while moving NNW.

This areas hurricane past
1871 aug 21st 115mph moving WNW passing just north. Hit map
1889 Sept 2nd 80mph from the S.E
1893 aug 16th ,85mph from the SE
1899 Aug 7th,150mph from the ese causing significant destruction. Hit map
1899 Aug 30th,80mph from the east
1908 Sept 25th,75mph from the ESE
1909 Aug 21st 85mph from the ESE
1915 Aug 10th,90mph from the east
1916 Aug 28th 90mph 17 miles to south moving west clipped south end
1924 Aug 28th 75mph from the ESE
1928 a cat 4 caused great damage to the area sept 12th press 27.76 with 140mph winds (hurdat). 1,500 killed here,11 ft storm surge,eye passes directly overhead.The storm destroyed nearly every building in Guadeloupe. In neighboring Montserrat 42 dead & 5,000 homeless.
1930 Sept 1st,95mph from the ESE
1950 Aug 21st ,Hurricane Baker hits from the east with 95mph winds
1950 Sept 1st hurricane Dog hits from the S.E with 105mph winds just north
1956 hurricane Betsy aug 11th devastates the area with 110mph winds from the ESE, kills 6 here
1964 Aug 22nd,130mph from the ESE hurricane Cleo kills 14 people here.At Raizet Airport 15m north of eye min press 29.62 44mph gusts to 81mph.1,000 homes destroyed. NHC Wallet
1966 hurricane Inez sept 27th 120mph winds from the east, 27 killed 600 injured. NHC Wallet
1979 Aug 29th Hurricane David passes just south from the ESE with 145mph winds. NHC Wallet
1989 Hurricane Hugo passes over north part of Island Sept 17th with 140mph winds from the ESE. 10,000 homes destroyed, leaving 35,000 of the island's 340,000 people homeless. Four people died and 107 were injured , total damage to the island from Hugo amounted to $880 million.Newspaper headline
1995 hurricane Marilyn sept 14th just SW with 80mph winds bar 29.03 minimal damage from the S.E. Disaster survey report
1998 Sept 20th Hurricane Georges passes just N.E from the ESE with 115mph winds. NHC Report
2017 Sept 19th Hurricane Maria passes just 40 miles to the south while moving N.W with 160mph winds. No sustained hurricane force winds reported on island Gourbeyre Gros-Morne Dole reported gust to 101mph but not sustained hurricane force. South tip of island affected by HF northern bands for only a short time. In Guadeloupe, two direct fatalities are attributed to Maria: one person died from a falling tree, and another was swept out to sea. Hurricane-force wind gusts and heavy rain caused a great deal of damage, especially along the southern portions of Basse-Terre Island. An estimated 80,000 homes were without electricity, and almost the entire banana crop was destroyed. An estimated $120 million in damage was reported for Guadeloupe. Radar animation(Brian McNoldy, Univ. of Miami, Rosenstiel School) NHC report

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Stat sources: NHC Track maps/hurdat2/cyclone reports Hurricane research division
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