1988 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 31 OCT- 9 NOV 55 - - 
2Tropical Storm #2 20-26 NOV 40 - - 
3Tropical Storm #3 5-15 DEC 55 - - 
4Tropical Storm #4 18-22 DEC 35 - - 
5Tropical Storm #5 24 DEC- 1 JAN 35 - - 
6Cyclone #6 3-15 JAN 70 - 1 
7Cyclone #7 6-14 JAN 140 - 5 
8Cyclone #8 11-18 JAN 65 - 1 
9Cyclone #9 21 JAN- 1 FEB 115 - 4 
10Cyclone #10 29 JAN- 2 FEB 65 - 1 
11Cyclone #11 8-17 FEB 90 - 2 
12Tropical Storm #12 20-29 FEB 45 - - 
13Cyclone #13 23 FEB- 5 MAR 105 - 3 
14Cyclone #14 24 FEB- 2 MAR 85 - 2 
15Tropical Storm #15 28 FEB- 3 MAR 45 - - 
16Cyclone #16 12-24 MAR 130 - 4 
17Tropical Storm #17 17-20 MAR 45 - - 
18Tropical Storm #18 25 MAR- 1 APR 40 - - 
19Cyclone #19 8-16 APR 70 - 1 
20Tropical Storm #20 8-14 MAY 40 - - 
21Tropical Storm #21 17-20 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

Tropical Storm #1 (31 OCT-09 NOV)
Storm - Max Winds: 55

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Tropical Storm #2 (20-26 NOV)
Storm - Max Winds: 40

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Tropical Storm #3 (05-15 DEC)
Storm - Max Winds: 55

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Tropical Storm #4 (18-22 DEC)
Storm - Max Winds: 35

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Tropical Storm #5 (24 DEC-01 JAN)
Storm - Max Winds: 35

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Cyclone #6 (03-15 JAN)
Storm - Max Winds: 70 Category: 1

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Cyclone #7 (06-14 JAN)
Storm - Max Winds: 140 Category: 5

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Cyclone #8 (11-18 JAN)
Storm - Max Winds: 65 Category: 1

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Cyclone #9 (21 JAN-01 FEB)
Storm - Max Winds: 115 Category: 4

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Cyclone #10 (29 JAN-02 FEB)
Storm - Max Winds: 65 Category: 1

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Cyclone #11 (08-17 FEB)
Storm - Max Winds: 90 Category: 2

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Tropical Storm #12 (20-29 FEB)
Storm - Max Winds: 45

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Cyclone #13 (23 FEB-05 MAR)
Storm - Max Winds: 105 Category: 3

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Cyclone #14 (24 FEB-02 MAR)
Storm - Max Winds: 85 Category: 2

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Tropical Storm #15 (28 FEB-03 MAR)
Storm - Max Winds: 45

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Cyclone #16 (12-24 MAR)
Storm - Max Winds: 130 Category: 4

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Tropical Storm #17 (17-20 MAR)
Storm - Max Winds: 45

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Tropical Storm #18 (25 MAR-01 APR)
Storm - Max Winds: 40

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Cyclone #19 (08-16 APR)
Storm - Max Winds: 70 Category: 1

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Tropical Storm #20 (08-14 MAY)
Storm - Max Winds: 40

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Tropical Storm #21 (17-20 MAY)
Storm - Max Winds: 35

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