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2020 North Indian Ocean cyclone season
Season summary map
First storm formed May 16, 2020
Last storm dissipated Season ongoing
Strongest storm Amphan – 925 hPa (mbar), 240 km/h (150 mph) (3-minute sustained)
Depressions 1
Deep depressions 1
Cyclonic storms 1
Severe cyclonic storms 1
Very severe cyclonic storms 1
Super cyclonic storms 1 (record high, tied with 1977, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1999, 2007 and 2019)
Total fatalities 118 total
Total damage > $13.35 billion (2020 USD)
North Indian Ocean cyclone seasons
2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

The 2020 North Indian Ocean cyclone season is an ongoing event in the annual cycle of tropical cyclone formation. The North Indian Ocean cyclone season has no real bounds, but cyclones usually form between April and November, with the highest amount of storms in May and October.

There has been one tropical cyclone so far in the season, Cyclone Amphan. It was a the strongest cyclone since 2007.

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