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2005 North Indian Ocean cyclone season
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First storm formed January 7, 2005
Last storm dissipated December 22, 2005
Strongest storm Baaz and Fanoos – 998 hPa (mbar), 85 km/h (50 mph) (3-minute sustained)
Deep depressions 12 official, 2 unofficial
Cyclonic storms 6
Severe cyclonic storms 4
Total fatalities At least 1,227 direct, 4,000 missing
Total damage Unknown
North Indian Ocean cyclone seasons
2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007

The 2005 North Indian Ocean cyclone season ran through all of 2005. Though most storms in this area start between April and December. This season was tied for the season with the second highest number of cyclones. The damage is unknown but there were about 1,227 people got killed in 2005 because of the cyclones.


Tropical Depression 01B

Tropical depression (SSHS)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration January 7 – January 10
Intensity 55 km/h (35 mph) (1-min),  1000 mbar (hPa)

A tropical depression started on January 7. It moved to the north and pass by Sri Lanka before it had died on January 10.

Cyclonic Storm Hibaru

Tropical storm (SSHS)
Duration January 13 – January 17
Intensity 65 km/h (40 mph) (1-min),  1000 mbar (hPa)

Cyclonic Storm Hibaru was the first cyclone that got named in 2005. It started on January 13 and it moved around for a few days until it died on January 17.

Deep Depression

Deep depression (IMD)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration July 29 – July 31
Intensity 55 km/h (35 mph) (3-min),  988 mbar (hPa)

This deep depression started on July 29, it caused rain in India which killed almost 1,050 people. The deep depression died on July 31.

Cyclonic Storm Pyarr

Cyclonic storm (IMD)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration September 17 – September 21
Intensity 75 km/h (45 mph) (3-min),  988 mbar (hPa)

Cyclonic Storm Pyarr started on September 17 as a depression. It became a tropical storm by the next day. Pyarr made landfall in India on September 19, and it died on September 21. The cyclone killed at least 49 people.

Tropical Storm 03B

Tropical storm (SSHS)
Duration October 1 – October 3
Intensity 65 km/h (40 mph) (1-min),  994 mbar (hPa)

This tropical storm started on October 1, made landfall in India on October 2, and it died on October 3. This tropical storm killed no one.

Deep Depression (04B)

Tropical storm (SSHS)
Duration October 26 – October 29
Intensity 65 km/h (40 mph) (1-min),  998 mbar (hPa)

This deep depression started on October 26 and made landfall in India by October 29. The deep depression died later that day. It killed about 100 people.

Cyclonic Storm Baaz

Tropical storm (SSHS)
Duration November 28 – December 2
Intensity 65 km/h (40 mph) (1-min),  998 mbar (hPa)

Cyclonic Storm Baaz started on November 28 and cross the Bay of Bengal. It died on December 2 near India.

Cyclonic Storm Fanoos

Tropical storm (SSHS)
Duration December 6 – December 10
Intensity 110 km/h (70 mph) (1-min),  998 mbar (hPa)

Cyclonic Storm Fanoos started on December 6. It moved to the west and crossed the Bay of Bengal. Fanoos passed to the north of Sri Lanka and caused some damage. Later, Fanoos made landfall in Inda before it died on December 10.

Deep Depression (07B)

Tropical storm (SSHS)
Duration December 15 – December 22
Intensity 85 km/h (50 mph) (1-min),  1000 mbar (hPa)

This deep depression started on December 15. It moved around in the Bay of Bengal for a week, and it passed near Sri Lanka. The deep depression died on December 22.

Other storms

There were also five depressons. The first one started on June 21 and died on June 22. While the second started on June 27 and died on July 5, after it killed about 34 people in India. The third started on September 12 and died on September 16. Fourth, it started on September 14 and died on September 16. The last depression started on November 20 and died on that same day.

2005 storm names

These four names got used in the 2005 North Indian Ocean cyclone season:

  • Hibaru
  • Pyarr
  • Baaz
  • Fanoos

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