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Hurricane Fiona caused severe flooding, destruction and left all of Puerto Rico without power. Despite its strong winds of up to 140 kilometers per hour, the storm is still classified as Category 1, according to the United States National Hurricane Center (NHC).

The phenomenon made landfall last Sunday at 3:20 p.m. (local time) in the southwest of the country near Punta Tocón. Since then it has continued and wreaked havoc across the island, begging the question: When will it end?

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about nine days

How long does a hurricane last?

The average duration of a hurricane is about nine days, depending on how close it forms to land, so the time can be shorter. When we’re in the vicinity, the winds will be felt between 2 and 8 hours, although strong storms and winds could continue even after the hurricane has passed.

Hurricane Fiona spreads to the Dominican Republic

Hurricane Fiona spreads to the Dominican Republic

US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

tropical depressions

Why does a hurricane form?

Hurricanes begin as tropical depressions, intensified by humidity and hot air of around 30°C. Therefore, they are common in the tropics, where temperatures are high year-round.

A tropical depression officially becomes a hurricane when its winds reach 120 km/h. This cloud complex rotates at high speed around a central axis known as the “eye of the hurricane.”

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The Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1st and ends November 30th. In the Northeast Pacific, it begins on May 15 and ends on November 30.

Hurricane Fiona: How long does a hurricane last on land? The Vanguard – S Chronicles

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