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 | change source]

Deep Depression ARB 01[change | change source]

Tropical storm
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DurationJanuary 13 – January 14
Peak intensity85 km/h (50 mph) (1-min)  1004 hPa (mbar)

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 | change source]

Category 4 tropical cyclone
Cyclone Mala.JPG Mala 2006 track.png
DurationApril 25 – April 29
Peak intensity220 km/h (140 mph) (1-min)  954 hPa (mbar)

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 | change source]

Tropical storm
Tropical Storm 03B 2006.jpg Cyclone 03B 2006 track.png
DurationJuly 2 – July 5
Peak intensity65 km/h (40 mph) (1-min)  982 hPa (mbar)

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 | change source]

Deep depression (IMD)
Temporary cyclone north.svg 
DurationAugust 2 – August 5
Peak intensity55 km/h (35 mph) (3-min)  986 hPa (mbar)

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

Depression BOB 04[change | change source]

Depression (IMD)
Temporary cyclone north.svg 
DurationAugust 12 – August 13
Peak intensity45 km/h (30 mph) (3-min)  992 hPa (mbar)

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

Depression BOB 05[change | change source]

Depression (IMD)
Temporary cyclone north.svg 
DurationAugust 16 – August 18
Peak intensity45 km/h (30 mph) (3-min)  988 hPa (mbar)

This depression lasted from August 16 to August 18.

Depression BOB 06[change | change source]

Depression (IMD)
Temporary cyclone north.svg 
DurationAugust 29 – September 1
Peak intensity45 km/h (30 mph) (3-min)  990 hPa (mbar)

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

Depression BOB 07[change | change source]

Depression (IMD)
Temporary cyclone north.svg 
DurationSeptember 3 – September 4
Peak intensity45 km/h (30 mph) (3-min)  992 hPa (mbar)

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

Depression BOB 08[change | change source]

Depression (IMD)
Temporary cyclone north.svg 
DurationSeptember 21 – September 24
Peak intensity45 km/h (30 mph) (3-min)  996 hPa (mbar)

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 | change source]

Tropical storm
SCS Mukda 2006.jpg Mudka 2006 track.png
DurationSeptember 21 – September 24
Peak intensity110 km/h (70 mph) (1-min)  988 hPa (mbar)

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 | change source]

Tropical storm
Tropical Cyclone 05B 28 sept 2006 0725Z.jpg Cyclone 05B 2006 track.png
DurationSeptember 28 – September 30
Peak intensity65 km/h (40 mph) (1-min)  1002 hPa (mbar)

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 | change source]

Tropical storm
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DurationOctober 29 – October 30
Peak intensity100 km/h (65 mph) (1-min)  988 hPa (mbar)

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 | change source]

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

  • Mala
  • Mukda
  • Ogni

Related pages[change | change source]

Other websites[change | change source]