1996 Hurricane/Tropical Data for Southern Indian Ocean

Individual Storm Summary

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

#NameDateWindPresCat 
1Cyclone #1 15-25 NOV 150 - 5 
2Tropical Storm #2 3-15 DEC 40 - - 
3Cyclone #3 6-14 DEC 115 - 4 
4Cyclone #4 14-21 DEC 75 - 1 
5Cyclone #5 2- 9 JAN 80 - 1 
6Cyclone #6 31 DEC-15 JAN 135 - 4 
7Cyclone #7 7-12 JAN 75 - 1 
8Tropical Storm #8 15-19 JAN 45 - - 
9Cyclone #9 21-30 JAN 65 - 1 
10Cyclone #10 25 JAN- 8 FEB 90 - 2 
11Tropical Storm #11 25-31 JAN 45 - - 
12Tropical Storm #12 5-10 FEB 35 - - 
13Tropical Storm #13 10-20 FEB 45 - - 
14Cyclone #14 11-19 FEB 75 - 1 
15Tropical Storm #15 14-17 FEB 35 - - 
16Cyclone #16 18-29 FEB 95 - 2 
17Cyclone #17 26 FEB- 4 MAR 115 - 4 
18Cyclone #18 6-14 MAR 100 - 3 
19Tropical Storm #19 7-17 MAR 45 - - 
20Tropical Storm #20 9-11 MAR 40 - - 
21Tropical Storm #21 4-14 MAR 55 - - 
22Tropical Storm #22 17-23 MAR 35 - - 
23Cyclone #23 19-30 MAR 105 - 3 
24Cyclone #24 2-11 APR 95 - 2 
25Cyclone #25 3-12 APR 125 - 4 
26Cyclone #26 6-18 APR 140 - 5 
27Storm #27 12-19 APR 30 - - 
28Tropical Storm #28 30 APR- 6 MAY 60 - - 

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

Cyclone #1 (15-25 NOV)
Storm - Max Winds: 150 Category: 5

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Tropical Storm #2 (03-15 DEC)
Storm - Max Winds: 40

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Cyclone #3 (06-14 DEC)
Storm - Max Winds: 115 Category: 4

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Cyclone #4 (14-21 DEC)
Storm - Max Winds: 75 Category: 1

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Cyclone #5 (02-09 JAN)
Storm - Max Winds: 80 Category: 1

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Cyclone #6 (31 DEC-15 JAN)
Storm - Max Winds: 135 Category: 4

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Cyclone #7 (07-12 JAN)
Storm - Max Winds: 75 Category: 1

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Tropical Storm #8 (15-19 JAN)
Storm - Max Winds: 45

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Cyclone #9 (21-30 JAN)
Storm - Max Winds: 65 Category: 1

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Cyclone #10 (25 JAN-08 FEB)
Storm - Max Winds: 90 Category: 2

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Tropical Storm #11 (25-31 JAN)
Storm - Max Winds: 45

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Tropical Storm #12 (05-10 FEB)
Storm - Max Winds: 35

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Tropical Storm #13 (10-20 FEB)
Storm - Max Winds: 45

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Cyclone #14 (11-19 FEB)
Storm - Max Winds: 75 Category: 1

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Tropical Storm #15 (14-17 FEB)
Storm - Max Winds: 35

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Cyclone #16 (18-29 FEB)
Storm - Max Winds: 95 Category: 2

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Cyclone #17 (26 FEB-04 MAR)
Storm - Max Winds: 115 Category: 4

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Cyclone #18 (06-14 MAR)
Storm - Max Winds: 100 Category: 3

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Tropical Storm #19 (07-17 MAR)
Storm - Max Winds: 45

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Tropical Storm #20 (09-11 MAR)
Storm - Max Winds: 40

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Tropical Storm #21 (04-14 MAR)
Storm - Max Winds: 55

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Tropical Storm #22 (17-23 MAR)
Storm - Max Winds: 35

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Cyclone #23 (19-30 MAR)
Storm - Max Winds: 105 Category: 3

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Cyclone #24 (02-11 APR)
Storm - Max Winds: 95 Category: 2

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Cyclone #25 (03-12 APR)
Storm - Max Winds: 125 Category: 4

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Cyclone #26 (06-18 APR)
Storm - Max Winds: 140 Category: 5

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Storm #27 (12-19 APR)
Storm - Max Winds: 30

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Tropical Storm #28 (30 APR-06 MAY)
Storm - Max Winds: 60

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