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1979 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 
1Cyclone #1 5-13 MAY 85 - 2 
2Tropical Storm #2 16-20 JUN 50 - - 
3Unknown Storm #3 6-10 AUG - - - 
4Tropical Storm #4 16-25 SEP 55 - - 
5Subtropical Storm #5 21-23 SEP 25 - - 
6Tropical Storm #6 27 OCT- 1 NOV 35 - - 
7Tropical Storm #7 13-17 NOV 40 - - 
8Subtropical Storm #8 23-25 NOV 30 - - 

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 Subtropical Storm #8 (23-25 NOV)
Storm - Max Winds: 30 TrackTracking information
Track Tropical Storm #7 (13-17 NOV)
Storm - Max Winds: 40 TrackTracking information
Track Tropical Storm #6 (27 OCT-01 NOV)
Storm - Max Winds: 35 TrackTracking information
Track Subtropical Storm #5 (21-23 SEP)
Storm - Max Winds: 25 TrackTracking information
Track Tropical Storm #4 (16-25 SEP)
Storm - Max Winds: 55 TrackTracking information
Track Unknown Storm #3 (06-10 AUG)
Storm - TrackTracking information
Track Tropical Storm #2 (16-20 JUN)
Storm - Max Winds: 50 TrackTracking information
Track Cyclone #1 (05-13 MAY)
Storm - Max Winds: 85 Category: 2 TrackTracking information