Tuesday, December 05, 2023

Cyclone Michaung : The strongest December cyclone in north India Ocean after 2016

Based on JTWC data, with a wind speed of 60 knots, Cyclone Michaung is the strongest December cyclone in the north Indian Ocean (including both the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal) after 2016.

Note: Cyclone month distribution is defined based on the first day the cyclone attained cyclonic storm strength (wind speed 35 knots).

For the period 1982-2023, the maximum wind speed of cyclones in the north Indian Ocean in December is increasing at the rate of 2.8 knots/decade.

Attached is the maximum wind speed of the cyclones in December in north Indian Ocean for the period 1982-2023. Data: JTWC

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