1962 North Indian Ocean cyclone season

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1962 North Indian Ocean cyclone season
1962 North Indian Ocean cyclone season summary map.png
Season summary map
Seasonal boundaries
First system formedMay 15, 1962
Last system dissipatedDecember 13, 1962
Strongest storm
NameTwelve
 • Maximum winds140 km/h (85 mph)
 • Lowest pressure974 hPa (mbar)
Seasonal statistics
Depressions13
Deep depressions10
Cyclonic storms5
Very severe cyclonic storms1
Total fatalities769 total, 142 missing
Total damage$34.5 million (1962 USD)
Related articles
North Indian Ocean tropical cyclone seasons
1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964

The 1962 North Indian Ocean cyclone season had no bounds, but cyclones tend to form between April and December, with peaks in May and November. The season has no official bounds but cyclones tend to form between April and December. These dates conventionally delimit the period of each year when most tropical cyclones form in the northern Indian Ocean. There are two main seas in the North Indian Ocean—the Bay of Bengal to the east of the Indian subcontinent and the Arabian Sea to the west of India. The official Regional Specialized Meteorological Centre in this basin is the India Meteorological Department (IMD), while the Joint Typhoon Warning Center releases unofficial advisories. An average of four to six storms form in the North Indian Ocean every season with peaks in May and November.[1] Cyclones occurring between the meridians 45°E and 100°E are included in the season by the IMD.[2]

Systems[edit]

Cyclonic Storm One[edit]

Cyclonic storm (IMD)
Temporary cyclone north.svg 
DurationMay 15 – May 22
Peak intensity75 km/h (45 mph) (3-min)  994 hPa (mbar)

Cyclonic Storm One existed from May 15 to May 22.[3]

Deep Depression Two[edit]

Deep Depression (IMD)
Temporary cyclone north.svg 
DurationMay 24 – May 25
Peak intensity30 km/h (15 mph) (3-min)  992 hPa (mbar)

Deep Depression Two existed from May 24 to May 25.[4]

Depression Three[edit]

Depression (IMD)
Temporary cyclone north.svg 
DurationMay 28 – May 30
Peak intensity35 km/h (25 mph) (3-min) 

Depression Three existed from May 28 to May 30.[5]

Depression Four[edit]

Depression (IMD)
Temporary cyclone north.svg 
DurationJune 6 – June 8
Peak intensityWinds not specified 

Depression Four existed from June 6 to June 8.[6]

Deep Depression Five[edit]

Deep depression (IMD)
Temporary cyclone north.svg 
DurationJuly 11 – July 13
Peak intensity55 km/h (35 mph) (3-min)  982 hPa (mbar)

Deep Depression Five existed from July 11 to July 13.[7]

Depression Six[edit]

Depression (IMD)
Temporary cyclone north.svg 
DurationJuly 8 – July 15
Peak intensityWinds not specified 

Depression Six existed from July 8 to July 15.[8]

Deep Depression Seven[edit]

Deep Depression (IMD)
Temporary cyclone north.svg 
DurationSeptember 8 – September 14
Peak intensity35 km/h (25 mph) (3-min) 

Deep Depression Seven existed from September 8 to September 15.[9]

Deep Depression Eight[edit]

Deep Depression (IMD)
Temporary cyclone north.svg 
DurationSeptember 16 – September 21
Peak intensity85 km/h (50 mph) (3-min) 

Deep Depression Eight existed from September 16 to September 21.[10]

Cyclonic Storm Nine[edit]

Cyclonic Storm (IMD)
Temporary cyclone north.svg 
DurationSeptember 16 – September 21
Peak intensity90 km/h (55 mph) (3-min)  990 hPa (mbar)

Cyclonic Storm Nine existed from September 16 to September 21.[11]

Deep Depression Ten[edit]

Deep Depression (IMD)
Temporary cyclone north.svg 
DurationOctober 22 – October 26
Peak intensity75 km/h (45 mph) (3-min)  1000 hPa (mbar)

Deep Depression Ten existed from October 22 to October 26.[12]

Severe Cyclonic Storm Harriet[edit]

Severe cyclonic storm (IMD)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
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DurationOctober 26 – October 30
Peak intensity95 km/h (60 mph) (3-min)  990 hPa (mbar)

[13]

The destruction from Tropical Storm Harriet took the lives of at least 769 residents of Thailand's southern provinces. Another 142 people were also deemed missing as of November 4, with over 252 severe injuries. Damage at the time was estimated to be over $34.5 million (1962 USD) to government buildings, agriculture, homes and fishing fleets.[14][15]

Severe Cyclonic Storm Twelve[edit]

Very severe cyclonic storm (IMD)
Temporary cyclone north.svg 
DurationNovember 26 – November 29
Peak intensity140 km/h (85 mph) (3-min)  974 hPa (mbar)

Severe Cyclonic Storm Twelve developed on November 26. It was the strongest tropical cyclone of the season, peaked with winds of 140 km/h (85 mph). The system dissipated on November 29.[16]

Severe Cyclonic Storm Thirteen[edit]

Severe cyclonic storm (IMD)
Temporary cyclone north.svg 
DurationDecember 9 – December 13
Peak intensity95 km/h (60 mph) (3-min)  990 hPa (mbar)

The final storm of the season, Severe Cyclonic Storm Thirteen, developed on December 9. It lasted four days, dissipating on December 13.[17]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IMD Cyclone Warning Services: Tropical Cyclones". India Meteorological Department. Archived from the original on 4 November 2008. Retrieved May 10, 2013.
  2. ^ "Report on Cyclonic Disturbances Over the North Indian During 2008". India Meteorological Department. January 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 29, 2009. Retrieved May 10, 2013.
  3. ^ India Meteorological Department (1962). "Annual Summary — Storms & Depressions: Cyclonic Storm in the Bay of Bengal and Depression in the Arabian Sea" (PDF). India Weather Review. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: 1–3. Retrieved May 12, 2013.
  4. ^ India Meteorological Department (1962). "Annual Summary — Storms & Depressions: Deep depression in the Bay of Bengal" (PDF). India Weather Review. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: 3–4. Retrieved May 12, 2013.
  5. ^ India Meteorological Department (1962). "Annual Summary — Storms & Depressions: Depression in the Arabian Sea" (PDF). India Weather Review. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: 4–5. Retrieved May 12, 2013.
  6. ^ India Meteorological Department (1962). "Annual Summary — Storms & Depressions: Depression in the Bay of Bengal" (PDF). India Weather Review. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: 5–6. Retrieved May 12, 2013.
  7. ^ India Meteorological Department (1962). "Annual Summary — Storms & Depressions: Deep depression in the Bay of Bengal" (PDF). India Weather Review. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: 6–7. Retrieved May 12, 2013.
  8. ^ India Meteorological Department (1962). "Annual Summary — Storms & Depressions: Depression in the Arabian Sea" (PDF). India Weather Review. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: 7. Retrieved May 12, 2013.
  9. ^ India Meteorological Department (1962). "Annual Summary — Storms & Depressions: Depression in the Bay of Bengal and Deep Depression in the Arabian Sea" (PDF). India Weather Review. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: 7–9. Retrieved May 12, 2013.
  10. ^ India Meteorological Department (1962). "Annual Summary — Storms & Depressions: Deep depression in the Bay of Bengal" (PDF). India Weather Review. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: 9–10. Retrieved May 12, 2013.
  11. ^ India Meteorological Department (1962). "Annual Summary — Storms & Depressions: Cyclonic Storm in the Bay of Bengal" (PDF). India Weather Review. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: 10–11. Retrieved May 12, 2013.
  12. ^ India Meteorological Department (1962). "Annual Summary — Storms & Depressions: Deep depression in the Bay of Bengal" (PDF). India Weather Review. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: 11–12. Retrieved May 12, 2013.
  13. ^ India Meteorological Department (1962). "Annual Summary — Storms & Depressions: Severe Cyclonic Storm in the Bay of Bengal" (PDF). India Weather Review. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: 13–14. Retrieved May 12, 2013.
  14. ^ "Thai Storm Toll Put at 769". The New York Times. New York, New York. November 4, 1962. p. 17.
  15. ^ "Harriet's Terrible Toll". The Miami News. Miami, Florida. November 2, 1962. p. 28. Retrieved May 12, 2011.
  16. ^ India Meteorological Department (1962). "Annual Summary — Storms & Depressions: Severe Cyclonic Storm in the Bay of Bengal" (PDF). India Weather Review. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: 14–15. Retrieved May 12, 2013.
  17. ^ India Meteorological Department (1962). "Annual Summary — Storms & Depressions: Severe Cyclonic Storm in the Bay of Bengal" (PDF). India Weather Review. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: 16–17. Retrieved May 12, 2013.

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