1981–82 South-West Indian Ocean cyclone season

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1981–82 South-West Indian Ocean cyclone season
Season summary map
First system formed 8 November 1981
Last system dissipated 4 May 1982
Strongest storm Damia – 898 hPa (mbar), 205 km/h (130 mph) (10-minute sustained)
Total fatalities Unknown
Total damage Unknown
South-West Indian Ocean tropical cyclone seasons
1979–80, 1980–81, 1981–82, 1982–83, 1983–84
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The 1981–82 South-West Indian Ocean cyclone season was an average cyclone season.

Season summary[edit]

Météo-France's meteorological office at Réunion (MFR) issued advisories for storms in the basin during the year. At the time, the MFR area of warning responsibility was from the coast of Africa to 80º E, and the agency primarily used the Dvorak technique to estimate the intensities of tropical cyclones.[1]

The Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), which is a joint United States Navy – United States Air Force task force that issues tropical cyclone warnings for the region,[2] also issued advisories for storms in the year. The agency tracked a tropical depression in July 1982. The system formed on July 4 southeast of Seychelles, and initially curved to the southwest. It failed to intensify beyond winds of 55 km/h (35 mph), and dissipated on July 4 after turning to the northwest.[3] At the time, the annual tropical cyclone year was from August 1 to July 31 of the subsequent year.[1]

Storms[edit]

Severe Tropical Storm Bessi-Armelle[edit]

Severe tropical storm (MFR)
Category 1 tropical cyclone (SSHS)
Duration November 3 – November 20
Peak intensity 100 km/h (65 mph) (10-min)  976 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Cyclone Benedicte[edit]

Tropical cyclone (MFR)
Category 2 tropical cyclone (SSHS)
Duration December 17 – December 25
Peak intensity 135 km/h (85 mph) (10-min)  954 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Depression Clarissee[edit]

Tropical depression (MFR)
Tropical storm (SSHS)
Duration December 29 – January 7
Peak intensity 50 km/h (30 mph) (10-min)  990 mbar (hPa)

Intense Tropical Cyclone Chris-Damia[edit]

Intense tropical cyclone (MFR)
Category 4 tropical cyclone (SSHS)
Duration January 6 – January 21
Peak intensity 205 km/h (130 mph) (10-min)  898 mbar (hPa)

Intense Tropical Cyclone Chris-Damia was the strongest tropical cyclone in the South-West Indian Ocean ever recorded with a minimum pressure of 898 mbar (hPa).[citation needed]

Moderate Tropical Storm Electre[edit]

Moderate tropical storm (MFR)
Tropical storm (SSHS)
Duration January 30 – February 6
Peak intensity 80 km/h (50 mph) (10-min)  984 mbar (hPa)

Moderate Tropical Storm Frida[edit]

Moderate tropical storm (MFR)
Tropical storm (SSHS)
Duration January 31 – February 1
Peak intensity 65 km/h (40 mph) (10-min)  991 mbar (hPa)

Moderate Tropical Storm Gabrielle[edit]

Moderate tropical storm (MFR)
Category 1 tropical cyclone (SSHS)
Duration February 5 – February 11
Peak intensity 80 km/h (50 mph) (10-min)  984 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Depression Heberte[edit]

Tropical depression (MFR)
Tropical storm (SSHS)
Duration February 12 – February 14
Peak intensity 50 km/h (30 mph) (10-min)  997 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm 20S[edit]

Tropical storm (SSHS)
Duration February 22 – February 25
Peak intensity 85 km/h (50 mph) (1-min)  989 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Depression Isabeau[edit]

Tropical depression (MFR)
Duration February 23 – February 24
Peak intensity 50 km/h (30 mph) (10-min)  997 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Cyclone Justine[edit]

Tropical cyclone (MFR)
Category 1 tropical cyclone (SSHS)
Duration March 16 – March 25
Peak intensity 150 km/h (95 mph) (10-min)  941 mbar (hPa)

Intense Tropical Cyclone Karla[edit]

Intense tropical cyclone (MFR)
Category 3 tropical cyclone (SSHS)
Duration April 23 – May 4
Peak intensity 170 km/h (105 mph) (10-min)  927 mbar (hPa)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Philippe Caroff, et al. (June 2011) (PDF). Operational procedures of TC satellite analysis at RSMC La Reunion (Report). World Meteorological Organization. http://www.wmo.int/pages/prog/www/tcp/documents/RSMCLaReunionforIWSATC.pdf. Retrieved 2013-04-22.
  2. ^ "Joint Typhoon Warning Center Mission Statement". Joint Typhoon Warning Center. 2011. Archived from the original on 2007-07-26. Retrieved 2012-07-25. 
  3. ^ Knapp, K. R.; M. C. Kruk; D. H. Levinson; H. J. Diamond; C. J. Neumann (2010). "1983 HSK0182 (1982186S06056)". The International Best Track Archive for Climate Stewardship (IBTrACS): Unifying tropical cyclone best track data (Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society). http://storm5.atms.unca.edu/browse-ibtracs/browseIbtracs.php?name=v03r02-1982186S06056. Retrieved 2013-04-14.

See also[edit]

  • Atlantic hurricane seasons: 1981, 1982
  • Eastern Pacific hurricane seasons: 1981, 1982
  • Western Pacific typhoon seasons: 1981, 1982
  • North Indian Ocean cyclone seasons: 1981, 1982