Template:Storm colour

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Purpose[change | edit source]

The purpose of this template is to provide a consistent color scheme for tropical cyclones based on the Saffir-Simpson scale, and the classifications used by the Regional Specialized Meteorological Centers in cyclone basins other than the Atlantic and NE Pacific.

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  1. Atlantic and East-Central North Pacific basins
  2. Western North Pacific basin
  3. North Indian Ocean basin
  4. South Pacific and Australian basins
  5. South West Indian Ocean basin
  6. Historical values
  7. Scraps

Usage[change | edit source]

Simply include the template specifying the severity of the storm as the first parameter. A list of available parameters (with examples) is provided in the table below.

Parameter Code Produces Use for
Classification used in Atlantic and East-Central North Pacific basins
cat5, 5 {{Storm colour|cat5}} ff6060 a storm with over 155 mph (250 km/h) 1-minute sustained winds (Category 5 hurricane or equivalent)
cat4, 4 {{Storm colour|cat4}} ff8f20 a storm with 131-155 mph 1-minute sustained winds (Category 4 hurricane or equivalent)
cat3, 3 {{Storm colour|cat3}} ffc140 a storm with 111-130 mph 1-minute sustained winds (Category 3 hurricane or equivalent)
cat2, 2 {{Storm colour|cat2}} ffe775 a storm with 96-110 mph 1-minute sustained winds (Category 2 hurricane or equivalent)
cat1, 1 {{Storm colour|cat1}} ffffcc a storm with 74-95 mph 1-minute sustained winds (Category 1 hurricane or equivalent)
storm
subtropical
{{Storm colour|storm}} 00faf4 a storm with 35-73 mph 1-minute sustained winds (tropical storm or equivalent)
depression
subdepression
{{Storm colour|depression}} 5ebaff a storm with under 35 mph 1-minute sustained winds (tropical depression or equivalent)
Classification used in Western North Pacific basin
typhoon, TY {{Storm colour|TY}} fdaf9a a storm with over 75 mph (118 km/h) 10-minute sustained winds
strong, STS {{Storm colour|STS}} ccffff a storm with 55-74 mph 10-minute sustained winds
nwpstorm {{Storm colour|nwpstorm}} 00faf4 a storm with 39-54 mph 10-minute sustained winds
nwpdepression {{Storm colour|nwpdepression}} 5ebaff a storm with under 39 mph 10-minute sustained winds
Classification used in North Indian Ocean basin
sprcyclstorm {{Storm colour|sprcyclstorm}} ff6060 a storm with over 138 mph (222 km/h) 10-minute sustained winds
vsvrcyclstorm {{Storm colour|vsvrcyclstorm}} ffc140 a storm with 74-137 mph 10-minute sustained winds
svrcyclstorm {{Storm colour|svrcyclstorm}} ccffff a storm with 55-73 mph 10-minute sustained winds
cyclstorm {{Storm colour|cyclstorm}} 00faf4 a storm with 39-54 mph 10-minute sustained winds
deepdepression {{Storm colour|deepdepression}} 5ebaff a storm with under 35-38 mph 10-minute sustained winds
niodepression {{Storm colour|niodepression}} 80ccff a storm with under 35 mph 10-minute sustained winds
Classification used in South Pacific and Australian basins
Fiji5, Aust5, A5 {{Storm colour|Fiji5}} ff6060 a storm with over 128 mph (205 km/h) 10-minute sustained winds
Fiji4, Aust4, A4 {{Storm colour|Fiji4}} ffc140 a storm with 99-127 mph 10-minute sustained winds
Fiji3, Aust3, A3 {{Storm colour|Fiji3}} ffffcc a storm with 75-98 mph 10-minute sustained winds
Fiji2, Aust2, A2 {{Storm colour|Fiji2}} ccffff a storm with 55-74 mph 10-minute sustained winds
Fiji1, Aust1, A1 {{Storm colour|Fiji1}} 00faf4 a storm with 39-54 mph 10-minute sustained winds
spdepression, TD {{Storm colour|spdepression}} 5ebaff a storm with under 39 mph 10-minute sustained winds
disturbance, TDI, DI {{Storm colour|disturbance}} 80ccff a poorly-organised storm with under 39 mph 10-minute sustained winds
Classification used in South West Indian Ocean basin
vintense, VI {{Storm colour|vintense}} ff6060 a storm with over 133 mph (215 km/h) 10-minute sustained winds (Very Intense Tropical Cyclone)
intense, IT {{Storm colour|intense}} ffc140 a storm with 104-133 mph 10-minute sustained winds (Intense Tropical Cyclone)
swiotc, TC {{Storm colour|swiotc}} ffffcc a storm with 74-103 mph 10-minute sustained winds (Tropical Cyclone)
swiosts {{Storm colour|swiosts}} ccffff a storm with 55-73 mph 10-minute sustained winds (Severe Tropical Storm)
mtstorm, sub {{Storm colour|mtstorm}} 00faf4 a storm with 39-54 mph 10-minute sustained winds (Moderate Tropical Storm)
swiodepression
swsubdep, TD
{{Storm colour|swiodepression}} 5ebaff a storm with under 39 mph 10-minute sustained winds
swiodisturbance
subdisturbance
ZODW, TDI, DI
{{Storm colour|swiodisturbance}} 80ccff a poorly-organised storm with under 39 mph 10-minute sustained winds
Historical values (do not use)
shem5 {{Storm colour|shem5}} ff6060
shem4 {{Storm colour|shem4}} ffc140
shemsvrtc {{Storm colour|shemsvrtc}} ffe775
shem3, shemtc {{Storm colour|shem3}} ffffcc
shem2 {{Storm colour|shem2}} ccffff
shem1 {{Storm colour|shem1}} 00faf4
shemdepression {{Storm colour|shemdepression}} 5ebaff
Scraps
extratropical {{Storm colour|extratropical}} cccccc
(no parameter) {{Storm colour}} c0c0c0
unknown {{Storm colour|unknown}} c0c0c0 a storm with unknown wind speed
land {{Storm colour|land}} 80ccff a storm system that has formed over land