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1972 Hurricane/Tropical Data for Southern Indian Ocean

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Individual Storm Summary

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

#NameDateWindPresCat 
1Unknown Storm #1 9-16 JUL - - - 
2Unknown Storm #2 20-26 OCT - - - 
3Unknown Storm #3 5- 8 NOV - - - 
4Tropical Storm #4 2- 5 DEC 35 - - 
5Unknown Storm #5 2-16 DEC - - - 
6Cyclone #6 3-13 DEC 65 - 1 
7Unknown Storm #7 10-23 DEC - - - 
8Unknown Storm #8 16-19 DEC - - - 
9Cyclone #9 20-29 DEC 65 - 1 
10Unknown Storm #10 2- 7 JAN - - - 
11Tropical Storm #11 3-11 JAN 35 - - 
12Cyclone #12 4-21 JAN 65 - 1 
13Cyclone #13 29 JAN- 9 FEB 120 - 4 
14Unknown Storm #14 2-14 FEB - - - 
15Unknown Storm #15 4-10 FEB - - - 
16Cyclone #16 6-13 FEB 80 - 1 
17Unknown Storm #17 7-21 FEB - - - 
18Unknown Storm #18 10-27 FEB - - - 
19Tropical Storm #19 20-25 FEB 40 - - 
20Unknown Storm #20 23-29 FEB - - - 
21Cyclone #21 23 FEB- 4 MAR 85 - 2 
22Tropical Storm #22 29 FEB- 3 MAR 40 - - 
23Unknown Storm #23 29 FEB-11 MAR - - - 
24Unknown Storm #24 17-24 MAR - - - 
25Tropical Storm #25 20-29 MAR 35 - - 
26Unknown Storm #26 22-26 MAR - - - 
27Cyclone #27 28 MAR- 3 APR 65 - 1 
28Tropical Storm #28 10-23 APR 35 - - 
29Cyclone #29 11-17 APR 65 - 1 
30Subtropical Storm #30 8-12 MAY 20 - - 
31Tropical Storm #31 29 MAY- 5 JUN 50 - - 

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 Tropical Storm #31 (29 MAY-05 JUN)
Storm - Max Winds: 50 TrackTracking information
Track Subtropical Storm #30 (08-12 MAY)
Storm - Max Winds: 20 TrackTracking information
Track Cyclone #29 (11-17 APR)
Storm - Max Winds: 65 Category: 1 TrackTracking information
Track Tropical Storm #28 (10-23 APR)
Storm - Max Winds: 35 TrackTracking information
Track Cyclone #27 (28 MAR-03 APR)
Storm - Max Winds: 65 Category: 1 TrackTracking information
Track Unknown Storm #26 (22-26 MAR)
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Track Tropical Storm #25 (20-29 MAR)
Storm - Max Winds: 35 TrackTracking information
Track Unknown Storm #24 (17-24 MAR)
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Track Unknown Storm #23 (29 FEB-11 MAR)
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Track Tropical Storm #22 (29 FEB-03 MAR)
Storm - Max Winds: 40 TrackTracking information
Track Cyclone #21 (23 FEB-04 MAR)
Storm - Max Winds: 85 Category: 2 TrackTracking information
Track Unknown Storm #20 (23-29 FEB)
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Track Tropical Storm #19 (20-25 FEB)
Storm - Max Winds: 40 TrackTracking information
Track Unknown Storm #18 (10-27 FEB)
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Track Unknown Storm #17 (07-21 FEB)
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Track Cyclone #16 (06-13 FEB)
Storm - Max Winds: 80 Category: 1 TrackTracking information
Track Unknown Storm #15 (04-10 FEB)
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Track Unknown Storm #14 (02-14 FEB)
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Track Cyclone #13 (29 JAN-09 FEB)
Storm - Max Winds: 120 Category: 4 TrackTracking information
Track Cyclone #12 (04-21 JAN)
Storm - Max Winds: 65 Category: 1 TrackTracking information
Track Tropical Storm #11 (03-11 JAN)
Storm - Max Winds: 35 TrackTracking information
Track Unknown Storm #10 (02-07 JAN)
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Track Cyclone #9 (20-29 DEC)
Storm - Max Winds: 65 Category: 1 TrackTracking information
Track Unknown Storm #8 (16-19 DEC)
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Track Unknown Storm #7 (10-23 DEC)
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Track Cyclone #6 (03-13 DEC)
Storm - Max Winds: 65 Category: 1 TrackTracking information
Track Unknown Storm #5 (02-16 DEC)
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Track Tropical Storm #4 (02-05 DEC)
Storm - Max Winds: 35 TrackTracking information
Track Unknown Storm #3 (05-08 NOV)
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Track Unknown Storm #2 (20-26 OCT)
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Track Unknown Storm #1 (09-16 JUL)
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