1983 North Indian Ocean cyclone season

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1983 North Indian Ocean cyclone season
1983 North Indian Ocean cyclone season summary.jpg
Season summary map
Seasonal boundaries
First system formed August 8, 1983
Last system dissipated November 9, 1983
Seasonal statistics
Total fatalities Unknown
Total damage Unknown
Related articles
North Indian Ocean tropical cyclone seasons
1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985

The 1983 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]

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Tropical Storm One (1A)[edit]

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
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Duration August 9 – August 10
Peak intensity 85 km/h (50 mph) (1-min)  985 hPa (mbar)

On August 9 a tropical depression developed in the northwest Arabian Sea. It tracked westward, becoming a tropical storm later that day. 1A reached a peak of 50 mph winds before hitting eastern Oman on the 10th, where it dissipated shortly thereafter.

On Masirah Island, the storm dropped 46 mm (1.8 in) of rainfall.[3]

Tropical Storm Two (2B)[edit]

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
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Duration October 1 – October 4
Peak intensity 95 km/h (60 mph) (1-min)  990 hPa (mbar)

Tropical Storm Two, which began its life on October 1 in the central Bay of Bengal, hit northeastern India on the 3rd as a 60 mph tropical storm, dissipating the next day.

Tropical Depression Kim (16W)[edit]

Tropical depression (SSHWS)
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Duration October 18 (entered basin) – October 20
Peak intensity 55 km/h (35 mph) (1-min)  994 hPa (mbar)

The remnants of Western Pacific Tropical Storm Kim redeveloped in the northeastern Bay of Bengal near Myanmar. It paralleled the coastline, hit western Myanmar, and dissipated on the 20th.

Tropical Storm Three (3B)[edit]

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
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Duration November 5 – November 9
Peak intensity 100 km/h (65 mph) (1-min)  980 hPa (mbar)

65 mph Tropical Storm Three, which developed on November 5 in the central Bay of Bengal, hit southeastern Bangladesh on the 9th. The storm quickly dissipated without causing any reported damage.

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