1987 Hurricane/Tropical Data for Southern Indian Ocean

Individual Storm Summary

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

#NameDateWindPresCat 
1Tropical Storm #1 30 JUL- 3 AUG 45 - - 
2Tropical Storm #2 20-25 NOV 55 - - 
3Tropical Storm #3 12-17 DEC 55 - - 
4Cyclone #4 22 DEC- 1 JAN 90 - 2 
5Cyclone #5 27 DEC- 5 JAN 65 - 1 
6Tropical Storm #6 6-12 JAN 45 - - 
7Tropical Storm #7 9-13 JAN 55 - - 
8Cyclone #8 15-20 JAN 100 - 3 
9Cyclone #9 16-24 JAN 75 - 1 
10Tropical Storm #10 16-21 JAN 55 - - 
11Storm #11 19-22 JAN 30 - - 
12Tropical Storm #12 31 JAN- 5 FEB 50 - - 
13Tropical Storm #13 3- 5 FEB 40 - - 
14Cyclone #14 4- 8 FEB 75 - 1 
15Cyclone #15 4-13 FEB 65 - 1 
16Storm #16 8- 9 FEB 25 - - 
17Tropical Storm #17 10-16 FEB 45 - - 
18Tropical Storm #18 21-26 FEB 60 - - 
19Tropical Storm #19 28 FEB- 2 MAR 40 - - 
20Cyclone #20 27 FEB- 7 MAR 65 - 1 
21Cyclone #21 2-15 MAR 75 - 1 
22Cyclone #22 5-12 MAR 65 - 1 
23Cyclone #23 6-17 APR 65 - 1 
24Cyclone #24 22-26 APR 75 - 1 
25Tropical Storm #25 19-26 APR 55 - - 
26Tropical Storm #26 20-26 APR 45 - - 
27Tropical Storm #27 20-27 MAY 45 - - 
28Storm #28 25-27 JUN 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

Tropical Storm #1 (30 JUL-03 AUG)
Storm - Max Winds: 45

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Tropical Storm #2 (20-25 NOV)
Storm - Max Winds: 55

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Tropical Storm #3 (12-17 DEC)
Storm - Max Winds: 55

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Cyclone #4 (22 DEC-01 JAN)
Storm - Max Winds: 90 Category: 2

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Cyclone #5 (27 DEC-05 JAN)
Storm - Max Winds: 65 Category: 1

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Tropical Storm #6 (06-12 JAN)
Storm - Max Winds: 45

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Tropical Storm #7 (09-13 JAN)
Storm - Max Winds: 55

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Cyclone #8 (15-20 JAN)
Storm - Max Winds: 100 Category: 3

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Cyclone #9 (16-24 JAN)
Storm - Max Winds: 75 Category: 1

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Tropical Storm #10 (16-21 JAN)
Storm - Max Winds: 55

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Storm #11 (19-22 JAN)
Storm - Max Winds: 30

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Tropical Storm #12 (31 JAN-05 FEB)
Storm - Max Winds: 50

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Tropical Storm #13 (03-05 FEB)
Storm - Max Winds: 40

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Cyclone #14 (04-08 FEB)
Storm - Max Winds: 75 Category: 1

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Cyclone #15 (04-13 FEB)
Storm - Max Winds: 65 Category: 1

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Storm #16 (08-09 FEB)
Storm - Max Winds: 25

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Tropical Storm #17 (10-16 FEB)
Storm - Max Winds: 45

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Tropical Storm #18 (21-26 FEB)
Storm - Max Winds: 60

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Tropical Storm #19 (28 FEB-02 MAR)
Storm - Max Winds: 40

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Cyclone #20 (27 FEB-07 MAR)
Storm - Max Winds: 65 Category: 1

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Cyclone #21 (02-15 MAR)
Storm - Max Winds: 75 Category: 1

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Cyclone #22 (05-12 MAR)
Storm - Max Winds: 65 Category: 1

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Cyclone #23 (06-17 APR)
Storm - Max Winds: 65 Category: 1

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Cyclone #24 (22-26 APR)
Storm - Max Winds: 75 Category: 1

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Tropical Storm #25 (19-26 APR)
Storm - Max Winds: 55

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Tropical Storm #26 (20-26 APR)
Storm - Max Winds: 45

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Tropical Storm #27 (20-27 MAY)
Storm - Max Winds: 45

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Storm #28 (25-27 JUN)
Storm - Max Winds: 30

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