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1978 Hurricane/Tropical Data for Northern Indian Ocean

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Individual Storm Summary

Winds in knots, pressure in millibars, category is based on Saffir-Simpson scale.

#NameDateWindPresCat 
1Tropical Storm #1 14-17 MAY 60 - - 
2Tropical Storm #2 25-28 OCT 40 - - 
3Cyclone #3 3-13 NOV 80 - 1 
4Cyclone #4 19-29 NOV 90 - 2 

Saffir-Simpson Scale

The chart color codes intensity (category based on Saffir-Simpson scale):

Type Category Pressure (mb) Winds
(knots)
Winds
(mph)
Line Color
Depression td ----- < 34 < 39 Green
Tropical Storm TS ----- 34-63 39-73 Yellow
Hurricane 1 > 980 64-82 74-95 Red
Hurricane 2 965-980 83-95 96-110 Light Red
Hurricane 3 945-965 96-112 111-130 Magenta
Hurricane 4 920-945 113-135 131-155 Light Magenta
Hurricane 5 < 920 >135 >155 White

NOTE: Pressures are in millibars and winds are in knots where one knot is equal to 1.15 mph


Individual Storm Details

Track Cyclone #4 (19-29 NOV)
Storm - Max Winds: 90 Category: 2 TrackTracking information
Track Cyclone #3 (03-13 NOV)
Storm - Max Winds: 80 Category: 1 TrackTracking information
Track Tropical Storm #2 (25-28 OCT)
Storm - Max Winds: 40 TrackTracking information
Track Tropical Storm #1 (14-17 MAY)
Storm - Max Winds: 60 TrackTracking information