1971–72 South Pacific cyclone season

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1971–72 South Pacific cyclone season
1971-1972 South Pacific cyclone season summary.jpg
Season summary map
Seasonal boundaries
First system formedNovember 5, 1971
Last system dissipatedJune 5, 1972
Strongest storm
NameCarlotta
 • Maximum winds140 km/h (85 mph)
(10-minute sustained)
 • Lowest pressure945 hPa (mbar)
Seasonal statistics
Total disturbances11
Tropical cyclones11
Severe tropical cyclones6
Total fatalitiesUnknown
Total damageUnknown
Related articles
South Pacific tropical cyclone seasons
1969–70, 1970–71, 1971–72, 1972–73, 1973–74

Systems[edit]

Tropical Cyclone SP7101[edit]

Category 1 tropical cyclone (Australian scale)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Temporary cyclone south.svg 03P 1971 track.png
DurationNovember 5 – November 12
Peak intensity85 km/h (50 mph) (10-min)  980 hPa (mbar)

Severe Tropical Cyclone Ursula[edit]

Category 3 severe tropical cyclone (Australian scale)
Category 2 tropical cyclone (SSHWS)
Temporary cyclone south.svg Ursula 1971 track.png
DurationNovember 22 – December 2
Peak intensity145 km/h (90 mph) (10-min)  958 hPa (mbar)

Cyclone Ursula existed from 2 to 16 December 1971 in the Solomon Islands region.

Tropical Cyclone Vivienne[edit]

Category 1 tropical cyclone (Australian scale)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Temporary cyclone south.svg Vivienne 1971 track.png
DurationDecember 16 – December 19
Peak intensity65 km/h (40 mph) (10-min)  990 hPa (mbar)

Tropical Cyclone Althea[edit]

Category 1 tropical cyclone (Australian scale)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Temporary cyclone south.svg Althea 1971 track.png
DurationDecember 28 – December 30
Peak intensity85 km/h (55 mph) (10-min)  989 hPa (mbar)

Severe Tropical Cyclone Carlotta[edit]

Category 3 severe tropical cyclone (Australian scale)
Category 2 tropical cyclone (SSHWS)
Temporary cyclone south.svg Carlotta 1972 track.png
DurationJanuary 11 – January 26
Peak intensity135 km/h (85 mph) (10-min)  945 hPa (mbar)

Tropical Cyclone SP7102[edit]

Category 1 tropical cyclone (Australian scale)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Temporary cyclone south.svg 13P 1972 track.png
DurationJanuary 18 – January 24
Peak intensity65 km/h (40 mph) (10-min)  990 hPa (mbar)

Cyclone Wendy[edit]

Category 2 tropical cyclone (Australian scale)
Category 1 tropical cyclone (SSHWS)
Wendy 1972 track.png 
DurationJanuary 30 – February 9
Peak intensity115 km/h (70 mph) (10-min)  976 hPa (mbar)

Cyclone Wendy was a very intense tropical cyclone that existed from 30 January to 9 February 1972 off the coast of Queensland. Its minimum barometric pressure may be as low as 890 hectopascals (hPa).

Severe Tropical Cyclone Yolande[edit]

Category 3 severe tropical cyclone (Australian scale)
Category 1 tropical cyclone (SSHWS)
Temporary cyclone south.svg Yolande 1972 track.png
DurationMarch 17 – March 24
Peak intensity120 km/h (75 mph) (10-min)  965 hPa (mbar)

Severe Tropical Cyclone Agatha[edit]

Category 3 severe tropical cyclone (Australian scale)
Category 1 tropical cyclone (SSHWS)
Temporary cyclone south.svg Agatha 1972 track.png
DurationMarch 22 – March 28
Peak intensity120 km/h (75 mph) (10-min)  965 hPa (mbar)

Cyclone Gail[edit]

Category 4 severe tropical cyclone (Australian scale)
Category 3 tropical cyclone (SSHWS)
Gail 1972 track.png 
DurationApril 11 – April 18
Peak intensity170 km/h (105 mph) (10-min)  945 hPa (mbar)

Cyclone Gail existed from 11 to 18 April 1972 well off of the coast of Queensland.

Cyclone Ida[edit]

Category 3 severe tropical cyclone (Australian scale)
Category 1 tropical cyclone (SSHWS)
Aus Ida 1972 track.png 
DurationMay 30 – June 3
Peak intensity120 km/h (75 mph) (10-min)  970 hPa (mbar)

Cyclone Ida existed from 30 May to 3 June 1972 near the Solomon Islands. It caused $70 million in damage.

See also[edit]

  • Atlantic hurricane seasons: 1971, 1972
  • Eastern Pacific hurricane seasons: 1971, 1972
  • Western Pacific typhoon seasons: 1971, 1972
  • North Indian Ocean cyclone seasons: 1971, 1972

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