1972 North Indian Ocean cyclone season

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1972 North Indian Ocean cyclone season
1972 North Indian Ocean cyclone season summary.jpg
Season summary map
Seasonal boundaries
First system formedUnknown
Last system dissipatedUnknown
Seasonal statistics
Deep depressions18
Cyclonic storms7
Severe cyclonic storms6
Total fatalitiesUnknown
Total damageUnknown
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North Indian Ocean tropical cyclone seasons
1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974

The 1972 North Indian Ocean cyclone season was part of the annual cycle of tropical cyclone formation. 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 (JTWC) releases unofficial advisories. An average of five tropical cyclones 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]


September 1972 Andhra Pradesh cyclone[edit]

A cyclone in September 1972 struck Andhra Pradesh, killing 100.[3]

December 1972 Tamil Nadu cyclone[edit]

Photograph of the Earth from Apollo 17 on December 7. The 1972 Tamil Nadu cyclone can be seen in the top right portion of the planet.

This system killed 80 people and 150 cattle.[4] The cyclone is visible on The Blue Marble photo taken by Apollo 17.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Frequently Asked Questions: What is the annual frequency of Cyclones over the Indian Seas? What is its intra-annual variation?". Indian Meteorological Department. 2012. Archived from the original on May 21, 2015. Retrieved June 8, 2012.
  2. ^ "Bulletins Issued by Regional Specialized Meteorological Centre (RSMC) - Tropical Cyclones, New Delhi" (PDF). India Meteorological Department. May 25, 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-04-12. Retrieved July 16, 2012.
  3. ^ Technical Annex on a Proposed Loan and Credit to India for an Andhra Pradesh Hazard Mitigation and Emergency Cyclone Recovery Project (PDF) (Report). World Bank. 1997-04-11. p. Attachment 16.
  4. ^ Dipankar C. Patnaik & N. Sivagnanam (November 2007). "DISASTER VULNERABILITY OF COASTAL STATES: A Short Case Study of Orissa, India". Social Science Research Network. p. 4. SSRN 1074845. Missing or empty |url= (help)

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