2006 North Indian Ocean cyclone season

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2006 North Indian Ocean cyclone season
Season summary map
First storm formed January 13, 2006
Last storm dissipated October 30, 2006
Strongest storm Mala – 954 hPa (mbar), 185 km/h (115 mph) (3-minute sustained)
Deep depressions 12
Cyclonic storms 6
Severe cyclonic storms 3
Total fatalities 192
Total damage Unknown
North Indian Ocean cyclone seasons
2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

The 2006 North Indian Ocean cyclone season ran through all of 2006. Though most storms in this area start between April and December. This was the first year the cyclones got named in the northern Indian Ocean. There was about $6.7 million in damage and about 192 people got killed in 2006 because of the cyclones.

Storms[change | edit source]

Deep Depression ARB 01[change | edit source]

Tropical storm (SSHS)
Duration January 13 – January 14
Intensity 85 km/h (50 mph) (1-min),  1004 mbar (hPa)

Deep Depression ARB 01 or Tropical Cyclone O1A stared on January 13 to the south of India. It died on the next day.

Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Mala[change | edit source]

Category 4 tropical cyclone (SSHS)
Duration April 25 – April 29
Intensity 220 km/h (140 mph) (1-min),  954 mbar (hPa)

Mala started as Tropical Cyclone 02B on April 25 and became Cyclonic Storm Mala later on that day. It headed northeast and later it became a very sever cyclonic storm. Mala made landfall in Myanmar on April 29, the winds were close to 115 mph. The cyclone died over Myanmar later that day. Mala killed about 22 people.

Deep Depression BOB 02[change | edit source]

Tropical storm (SSHS)
Duration July 2 – July 5
Intensity 65 km/h (40 mph) (1-min),  982 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Cyclone 02 started on July 2 near India. The cyclone made landfall in India later that day and it survived until July 5.

Deep Depression BOB 03[change | edit source]

Deep depression (IMD)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration August 2 – August 5
Intensity 55 km/h (35 mph) (3-min),  986 mbar (hPa)

This Deep Depression was Tropical Cyclone 03 and started on August 2. By August 5 it had died.

Depression BOB 04[change | edit source]

Depression (IMD)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration August 12 – August 13
Intensity 45 km/h (30 mph) (3-min),  992 mbar (hPa)

The fifth depression in 2006 started on August 12 and it died on August 13.

Depression BOB 05[change | edit source]

Depression (IMD)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration August 16 – August 18
Intensity 45 km/h (30 mph) (3-min),  988 mbar (hPa)

This depression lasted from August 16 to August 18.

Depression BOB 06[change | edit source]

Depression (IMD)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration August 29 – September 1
Intensity 45 km/h (30 mph) (3-min),  990 mbar (hPa)

This depression started on August 29 and it died on September 1.

Depression BOB 07[change | edit source]

Depression (IMD)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration September 3 – September 4
Intensity 45 km/h (30 mph) (3-min),  992 mbar (hPa)

Depression BOB 07 started on September 3 and died by the next day.

Depression BOB 08[change | edit source]

Depression (IMD)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration September 21 – September 24
Intensity 45 km/h (30 mph) (3-min),  996 mbar (hPa)

This depression started on September 21. It later made landfall near the India and Bangladesh border. It died on September 24. The cyclone killed about 170 people.

Severe Cyclonic Storm Mukda[change | edit source]

Tropical storm (SSHS)
Duration September 21 – September 24
Intensity 110 km/h (70 mph) (1-min),  988 mbar (hPa)

Mukda started in the Arabian Sea on September 21. It became a strong tropical storm over the next few days. It died on September 24.

Depression BOB 09[change | edit source]

Tropical storm (SSHS)
Duration September 28 – September 30
Intensity 65 km/h (40 mph) (1-min),  1002 mbar (hPa)

This depression started on September 28. On September 29 it made a landfall in India. The cyclone died on the next day over India.

Cyclonic Storm Ogni[change | edit source]

Tropical storm (SSHS)
Duration October 29 – October 30
Intensity 100 km/h (65 mph) (1-min),  988 mbar (hPa)

Ogni was the final cyclone that started on October 29 as a deep depression. It moved very slowly and made a landfall in India. Cyclonic Storm Ogni died on October 30, after it killed at least 35 people.

Storm names[change | edit source]

These three names got used in the 2006 North Indian Ocean cyclone season:

  • Mala
  • Mukda
  • Ogni

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