Top-10 Strongest Hurricanes ever

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With Hurricane Irma roaring over the Caribbean and hurrican José waiting to make its appearance, it is all too obvious that hurricanes are huge disruptors of our daily lives.

There are a lot of factors that go into the deadliness of a hurricane: location, traveling speed, air pressure and wind speeds. We analysed all hurricanes on record for the last hundred years or so and came to this list of top-10 strongest hurricanes, measured by peak 1 minute wind speeds.


From the list it’s obvious you want to stay clear of the North Atlantic, the Caribbean specifically, during hurricane season. Here it goes:

Top-10 Strongest Hurricanes measured by wind speed

  1. Rick (2009): 285 km/h (180 mph), in the Eastern Pacific Ocean
  2. Rita (2005): 285 km/h (180 mph), in the North Atlantic Ocean
  3. Mitch (1998): 285 km/h (180 mph), in the North Atlantic Ocean
  4. Linda (1997): 295 km/h (185 mph), in the Eastern Pacific Ocean
  5. Irma (2017): 295 km/h (185 mph), in the North Atlantic Ocean
  6. Wilma (2005): 295 km/h (185 mph), in the North Atlantic Ocean
  7. Gilbert (1988): 295 km/h (185 mph), in the North Atlantic Ocean
  8. “Labor Day” (1935): 295 km/h (185 mph), in the North Atlantic Ocean
  9. Allen (1980): 305 km/h (190 mph), in the North Atlantic Ocean
  10. Patricia (2015): 345 km/h (215 mph), in the Eastern Pacific Ocean

Source: Wikipedia

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