1975 North Indian Ocean cyclone season

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1975 North Indian Ocean cyclone season
1975 North Indian Ocean cyclone season summary.jpg
Season summary map
Seasonal boundaries
First system formed January 6, 1975
Last system dissipated December 20, 1975
Seasonal statistics
Total fatalities Unknown
Total damage Unknown
Related articles
North Indian Ocean tropical cyclone seasons
1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977

The 1975 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]



May 1–12, 1975 Arabian Sea cyclone[edit]

This weather satellite image of a tropical cyclone off the coast of southwestern India was taken on May 3, 1975

This system meandered slowly northwest, reaching hurricane-strength between May  3 and May 5. The cyclone dissipated before making landfall.

May 5–8, 1975 Bay of Bengal cyclone[edit]

This weather satellite image of a hurricane-force tropical cyclone offshore Burma was taken on May 6, 1975

This cyclone formed offshore Thailand on May 5 and recurved into Burma on May 7 as a system of hurricane-strength. The system moved inland and dissipated on May 8.

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. Retrieved July 16, 2012. 

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