1977–78 South-West Indian Ocean cyclone season

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1977–78 South-West Indian Ocean cyclone season
1977-1978 South-West Indian Ocean cyclone season summary.jpg
Season summary map
Seasonal boundaries
First system formed November 18, 1977
Last system dissipated March 23, 1978
Strongest storm
Name Aurore
 • Maximum winds 170 km/h (105 mph)
(10-minute sustained)
 • Lowest pressure 927 hPa (mbar)
Seasonal statistics
Total depressions 14
Total storms 12
Tropical cyclones 2
Intense tropical cyclones 1
Total fatalities Unknown
Total damage Unknown
Related articles
South-West Indian Ocean tropical cyclone seasons
1975–76, 1976–77, 1977–78, 1978–79, 1979–80

The 1977–78 South-West Indian Ocean cyclone season was an above average cyclone season. The season officially ran from November 1, 1977, to April 30, 1978.

Systems[edit]

Intense Tropical Cyclone Aurore[edit]

Intense tropical cyclone (MFR)
Category 4 tropical cyclone (SSHWS)
Temporary cyclone south.svg Aurore 1977 track.png
Duration November 18 – November 29
Peak intensity 170 km/h (105 mph) (10-min)  927 hPa (mbar)

Moderate Tropical Storm Babette[edit]

Moderate tropical storm (MFR)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Temporary cyclone south.svg Babette 1977 track.png
Duration December 3 – December 8
Peak intensity 65 km/h (40 mph) (10-min)  991 hPa (mbar)

Moderate Tropical Storm Sam-Celimene[edit]

Moderate tropical storm (MFR)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Temporary cyclone south.svg Sam-Celimene 1977 track.png
Duration December 21 (Entered basin) – December 23
Peak intensity 65 km/h (40 mph) (10-min)  991 hPa (mbar)

Tropical Depression Dulcinee[edit]

Tropical depression (MFR)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Temporary cyclone south.svg Dulcinee 1977 track.png
Duration December 26 – December 28
Peak intensity 50 km/h (30 mph) (10-min)  997 hPa (mbar)

Moderate Tropical Storm Esther[edit]

Moderate tropical storm (MFR)
Category 1 tropical cyclone (SSHWS)
Tropical Storm Esther 1 Jan 1978 0900z.png Esther 1977 track.png
Duration December 28 – January 2
Peak intensity 80 km/h (50 mph) (10-min)  984 hPa (mbar)

Tropical Cyclone Fleur[edit]

Tropical cyclone (MFR)
Category 3 tropical cyclone (SSHWS)
Temporary cyclone south.svg Fleur 1978 track.png
Duration January 16 – January 23
Peak intensity 150 km/h (95 mph) (10-min)  941 hPa (mbar)

Moderate Tropical Storm Huberte[edit]

Moderate tropical storm (MFR)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Temporary cyclone south.svg Huberte 1978 track.png
Duration January 26 – February 1
Peak intensity 65 km/h (40 mph) (10-min)  991 hPa (mbar)

Moderate Tropical Storm Georgia[edit]

Moderate tropical storm (MFR)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Temporary cyclone south.svg Georgia 1978 track.png
Duration January 27 – February 5
Peak intensity 65 km/h (40 mph) (10-min)  991 hPa (mbar)

Severe Tropical Storm Irena[edit]

Severe tropical storm (MFR)
Category 1 tropical cyclone (SSHWS)
Temporary cyclone south.svg Irena 1978 track.png
Duration February 7 – February 14
Peak intensity 95 km/h (60 mph) (10-min)  976 hPa (mbar)

Moderate Tropical Storm Jacqueline[edit]

Moderate tropical storm (MFR)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Temporary cyclone south.svg Jacqueline 1978 track.png
Duration February 12 – February 21
Peak intensity 65 km/h (40 mph) (10-min)  991 hPa (mbar)

Moderate Tropical Storm Kiki[edit]

Moderate tropical storm (MFR)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Temporary cyclone south.svg Kiki 1978 track.png
Duration March 4 – March 12
Peak intensity 65 km/h (40 mph) (10-min)  991 hPa (mbar)

Tropical Depression Lucie[edit]

Tropical depression (MFR)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Temporary cyclone south.svg Lucie 1978 track.png
Duration March 14 – March 18
Peak intensity 50 km/h (30 mph) (10-min)  997 hPa (mbar)

Moderate Tropical Storm Marylou[edit]

Moderate tropical storm (MFR)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Temporary cyclone south.svg Marylou 1978 track.png
Duration March 15 – March 19
Peak intensity 65 km/h (40 mph) (10-min)  991 hPa (mbar)

Severe Tropical Storm Nadine[edit]

Severe tropical storm (MFR)
Category 1 tropical cyclone (SSHWS)
Temporary cyclone south.svg Nadine SWI 1978 track.png
Duration March 18 – March 23
Peak intensity 95 km/h (60 mph) (10-min)  976 hPa (mbar)

See also[edit]

  • Atlantic hurricane seasons: 1977, 1978
  • Eastern Pacific hurricane seasons: 1977, 1978
  • Western Pacific typhoon seasons: 1977, 1978
  • North Indian Ocean cyclone seasons: 1977, 1978

References[edit]