Top 10 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 Michaung


The 2023 Severe Cyclonic Storm Michaung of the current season is a powerful tropical cyclone formed over the Bay of Bengal off the south-eastern coast of India then made landfall near Bapatla in Andhra Pradesh on December 5.

Cyclone Biparjoy – 2023

The 2023 North Indian Ocean Cyclone Biparjoy of the current season is a powerful tropical cyclone over the Arabian Sea and is expected to make landfall near the Gujarat border. Biparjoy originated as cyclonic storm and later strengthening to a Category 3 tropical cyclone and to a extremely severe cyclonic storm.

Cyclone Tauktae – 2021


Cyclone Tauktae is a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm of 2021, impacting the Indian states of Kerala, Karnataka Goa and Gujarat, also the Lakshadweep, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu with heavy rainfall and flash floods. The Cyclonic Storm Tauktae is first very severe cyclonic storm of the 2021 North Indian Ocean cyclone season from the Arabian Sea.

Recent Cyclone in India 2018, 2019 and 2020

Year 2018 was the Indian Ocean cyclone season and the most tropical cyclones form in the northern Indian Ocean.

Cyclone Amphan – 2020


Cyclone Amphan is a very powerful tropical cyclone of 2020 raising over the Bay of Bengal around the state of Odisha and West Bengal in India. The Super Cyclonic Storm Amphan is the first super cyclonic storm and also the first pre monsoon super cyclone of this century.

Kyarr and Maha 2019 ( Vayu and Hikka)

Kyarr and Maha are the 2 cyclones at same time developed over the past 10 days in the Arabian Sea. Cyclone Kyarr moved towards the towards the Gulf of Aden from Indian coast while cyclone Maha is coming to the west coast of India, There have been four cyclones in the Arabian in 2019 – Vayu, Hikka, Kyarr and now Maha.

Cyclone Vayu

Cyclone Vayu in northwestern India caused moderate damage in the states, form in the Arabian Sea and did damage in the state of Gujarat.

Cyclone Fani – 2019


Cyclone Fani is Extremely Severe cyclone and storm in the shape of hood of a snake, threatening Indian states of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh and the first severe cyclonic storm of the 2019 in India.

Cyclone Phethai – 2018

Cyclone Phethai is part of the ongoing 2018 North Indian Ocean cyclone season over the Bay of Bengal

Cyclone Gaja – 2018

Cyclone Gaja hit the Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and some parts of coastal Puducherry with heavy rainfall in Cuddalore and Pamban.

Cyclone Titli – 2018

Very severe cyclonic storm Titli was part of the 2018 North Indian Ocean cyclone season and makes landfall in Odisha’s Gopalpur and Srikakulam of Andhra Pradesh.

*****Top 9 Intense and Strongest Cyclones in India*****

Here is the list of top 9 most strongest storm, typhoon, hurricane and cyclones in India.

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.


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 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.

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