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1979 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 
1Tropical Storm #1 19-23 NOV 40 - - 
2Unknown Storm #2 13 DEC- 5 JAN - - - 
3Tropical Storm #3 20-26 DEC 55 - - 
4Unknown Storm #4 24-31 DEC - - - 
5Tropical Storm #5 29 DEC- 4 JAN 50 - - 
6Cyclone #6 2-11 JAN 75 - 1 
7Unknown Storm #7 3-13 JAN - - - 
8Tropical Storm #8 8-13 JAN 50 - - 
9Tropical Storm #9 27 JAN- 5 FEB 50 - - 
10Unknown Storm #10 31 JAN-12 FEB - - - 
11Tropical Storm #11 1- 7 FEB 40 - - 
12Unknown Storm #12 4-14 FEB - - - 
13Cyclone #13 11 FEB- 5 MAR 105 - 3 
14Unknown Storm #14 11-18 FEB - - - 
15Unknown Storm #15 14-18 FEB - - - 
16Cyclone #16 17-28 FEB 95 - 2 
17Tropical Storm #17 20-23 FEB 40 - - 
18Unknown Storm #18 7-13 MAR - - - 
19Cyclone #19 7-14 MAR 100 - 3 
20Tropical Storm #20 16-20 MAR 60 - - 
21Unknown Storm #21 23-31 MAR - - - 
22Cyclone #22 24-31 MAR 115 - 4 
23Unknown Storm #23 30 MAR- 3 APR - - - 
24Unknown Storm #24 3-17 APR - - - 
25Unknown Storm #25 6-15 APR - - - 
26Tropical Storm #26 9-13 APR 35 - - 
27Tropical Storm #27 28 APR- 9 MAY 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 #27 (28 APR-09 MAY)
Storm - Max Winds: 50 TrackTracking information
Track Tropical Storm #26 (09-13 APR)
Storm - Max Winds: 35 TrackTracking information
Track Unknown Storm #25 (06-15 APR)
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Track Unknown Storm #24 (03-17 APR)
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Track Unknown Storm #23 (30 MAR-03 APR)
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Track Cyclone #22 (24-31 MAR)
Storm - Max Winds: 115 Category: 4 TrackTracking information
Track Unknown Storm #21 (23-31 MAR)
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Track Tropical Storm #20 (16-20 MAR)
Storm - Max Winds: 60 TrackTracking information
Track Cyclone #19 (07-14 MAR)
Storm - Max Winds: 100 Category: 3 TrackTracking information
Track Unknown Storm #18 (07-13 MAR)
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Track Tropical Storm #17 (20-23 FEB)
Storm - Max Winds: 40 TrackTracking information
Track Cyclone #16 (17-28 FEB)
Storm - Max Winds: 95 Category: 2 TrackTracking information
Track Unknown Storm #15 (14-18 FEB)
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Track Unknown Storm #14 (11-18 FEB)
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Track Cyclone #13 (11 FEB-05 MAR)
Storm - Max Winds: 105 Category: 3 TrackTracking information
Track Unknown Storm #12 (04-14 FEB)
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Track Tropical Storm #11 (01-07 FEB)
Storm - Max Winds: 40 TrackTracking information
Track Unknown Storm #10 (31 JAN-12 FEB)
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Track Tropical Storm #9 (27 JAN-05 FEB)
Storm - Max Winds: 50 TrackTracking information
Track Tropical Storm #8 (08-13 JAN)
Storm - Max Winds: 50 TrackTracking information
Track Unknown Storm #7 (03-13 JAN)
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Track Cyclone #6 (02-11 JAN)
Storm - Max Winds: 75 Category: 1 TrackTracking information
Track Tropical Storm #5 (29 DEC-04 JAN)
Storm - Max Winds: 50 TrackTracking information
Track Unknown Storm #4 (24-31 DEC)
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Track Tropical Storm #3 (20-26 DEC)
Storm - Max Winds: 55 TrackTracking information
Track Unknown Storm #2 (13 DEC-05 JAN)
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Track Tropical Storm #1 (19-23 NOV)
Storm - Max Winds: 40 TrackTracking information