1981 Hurricane/Tropical Data for Southern Indian Ocean

Individual Storm Summary

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

#NameDateWindPresCat 
1Storm #1 9-14 NOV - - - 
2Storm #2 22 NOV- 1 DEC - - - 
3Storm #3 2- 9 DEC - - - 
4Storm #4 13-18 DEC - - - 
5Storm #5 17-19 DEC - - - 
6Storm #6 23-29 DEC - - - 
7Storm #7 28 DEC- 1 JAN - - - 
8Cyclone #8 4-10 JAN 105 - 3 
9Cyclone #9 11-16 JAN 75 - 1 
10Cyclone #10 12-21 JAN 100 - 3 
11Tropical Storm #11 14-18 JAN 45 - - 
12Storm #12 21-27 JAN 25 - - 
13Tropical Storm #13 28 JAN- 4 FEB 45 - - 
14Storm #14 31 JAN- 3 FEB - - - 
15Cyclone #15 8-15 FEB 75 - 1 
16Tropical Storm #16 8-15 FEB 40 - - 
17Tropical Storm #17 16-23 FEB 55 - - 
18Storm #18 20-24 FEB - - - 
19Cyclone #19 24 FEB- 5 MAR 100 - 3 
20Cyclone #20 25 FEB- 8 MAR 75 - 1 
21Tropical Storm #21 1- 3 MAR 50 - - 
22Cyclone #22 1-10 MAR 80 - 1 
23Storm #23 9-13 MAR - - - 
24Cyclone #24 10-18 MAR 100 - 3 
25Storm #25 20-23 MAR - - - 
26Tropical Storm #26 28 MAR- 6 APR 40 - - 
27Cyclone #27 4-13 APR 120 - 4 
28Tropical Storm #28 6-14 APR 40 - - 
29Tropical Storm #29 22-30 MAY 35 - - 

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

Storm #1 (09-14 NOV)
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Storm #2 (22 NOV-01 DEC)
Storm -

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Storm #3 (02-09 DEC)
Storm -

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Storm #4 (13-18 DEC)
Storm -

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Storm #5 (17-19 DEC)
Storm -

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Storm #6 (23-29 DEC)
Storm -

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Storm #7 (28 DEC-01 JAN)
Storm -

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Cyclone #8 (04-10 JAN)
Storm - Max Winds: 105 Category: 3

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Cyclone #9 (11-16 JAN)
Storm - Max Winds: 75 Category: 1

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Cyclone #10 (12-21 JAN)
Storm - Max Winds: 100 Category: 3

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Tropical Storm #11 (14-18 JAN)
Storm - Max Winds: 45

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Storm #12 (21-27 JAN)
Storm - Max Winds: 25

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Tropical Storm #13 (28 JAN-04 FEB)
Storm - Max Winds: 45

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Storm #14 (31 JAN-03 FEB)
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Cyclone #15 (08-15 FEB)
Storm - Max Winds: 75 Category: 1

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Tropical Storm #16 (08-15 FEB)
Storm - Max Winds: 40

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Tropical Storm #17 (16-23 FEB)
Storm - Max Winds: 55

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Storm #18 (20-24 FEB)
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Cyclone #19 (24 FEB-05 MAR)
Storm - Max Winds: 100 Category: 3

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Cyclone #20 (25 FEB-08 MAR)
Storm - Max Winds: 75 Category: 1

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Tropical Storm #21 (01-03 MAR)
Storm - Max Winds: 50

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Cyclone #22 (01-10 MAR)
Storm - Max Winds: 80 Category: 1

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Storm #23 (09-13 MAR)
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Cyclone #24 (10-18 MAR)
Storm - Max Winds: 100 Category: 3

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Storm #25 (20-23 MAR)
Storm -

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Tropical Storm #26 (28 MAR-06 APR)
Storm - Max Winds: 40

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Cyclone #27 (04-13 APR)
Storm - Max Winds: 120 Category: 4

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Tropical Storm #28 (06-14 APR)
Storm - Max Winds: 40

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Tropical Storm #29 (22-30 MAY)
Storm - Max Winds: 35

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