Top 9 Intense and Strongest Cyclones in India

Cyclones are strong spiraling winds characterized by a low pressure and numerous thunderstorms. Here is the list of strong tropical cyclones in India including Cyclone Thane, Cyclone Mora, Cyclone Megh, Cyclone Jal,Cyclone Roanu,Cyclone Lehar,Cyclone Nargis, Cyclone Mala and Cyclone Giri.

Cyclone Ockhi – 2017

Cyclone Ockhi was the most intense and one of the most strongest tropical cyclone of the 017 North Indian Ocean cyclone season. Ockhi from the Arabian Sea affected mainland India along with coastal areas of Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat.

Cyclone Vardah – 2016

Cyclone Vardah brought heavy rainfall to Andaman and Nicobar Islands then crossed the eastern coast of India and affected Chennai, Kancheepuram and Visakhapatnam.

Cyclone Hudhud – 2014

Cyclone Hudhud was a strong tropical cyclone, done damage to Visakhapatnam city of Andhra Pradesh. Visakhapatnam or Vizag along with Odisha was mostly affected by Hudhud.

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Cyclone Phailin – 2013

Cyclone Phailin was second strongest tropical cyclone in India since the 1999 Odisha cyclone, resulted heavy rainfall in Odisha,Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand as well as other Indian states.

Cyclone Helen – 2013

Cyclone Helen brought heavy rainfalls in eastern India and became a Severe Cyclonic Storm in India. Cyclonic Storm Helen formed in the Bay of Bengal Region and affected Andhra Pradesh.

Cyclone Nilam – 2012

Cyclone Nilam was the deadliest tropical cyclone in India, Originating from an area of Bay of Bengal in South India. The heavy rains and strong winds by Cyclone Nilam affected Chennai Port of Tamil Nadu and New Port railway station in Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh.

Cyclone Phyan – 2009

Cyclone-Ockhi

Cyclone Phyan emerged into the Arabian Sea and caused heavy rainfall in Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Gujarat. Phyan was one of the wettest cyclone in India and brought extremely heavy rainfall of over the coasts of Karnataka, Goa and Maharashtra.

Odisha Cyclone – 1999 – Strongest

The Orissa cyclone in the year of 1999 was the strongest storm to hit the Indian coast and also the strongest tropical cyclones that affected India, Here is the list of strong tropical cyclones that affected India.

Cyclone Maarutha – 2017
Gujarat Cyclone – 2015
Cyclone Viyaru – 2013
Cyclone Laila – 2010
Cyclone Bijli – 2009
Cyclone Nisha – 2008
Machilipatnam Cyclone – 1990
Andhra Pradesh cyclone – 1977

Bhola cyclone – 1970 – Deadliest

Bhola Cyclone was the deadliest cyclone that affected India, followed by 1999 Orissa cyclone and Andhra Pradesh cyclone in 1977. The storm formed over the Bay of Bengal and one of the deadliest natural disasters in India.

Floods in India

Monsoon Floods many parts of the Indian states during the different years, Here is the list of deadliest floods in India – 2016 Assam floods,Maharashtra floods of 2005,2013 North India floods, 2015 South Indian floods,Bihar Floods 1987, 2017 Gujarat flood,July 2015 Gujarat flood due to 2015 Gujarat cyclone.