The 2005 North Indian Ocean cyclone season
has no bounds, but cyclones tend to form between April and December, with peaks in May and November. These dates conventionally delimit the period of each year when most tropical cyclones form in the northern Indian Ocean.
The scope of this basin is limited to north of the Equator and west of the Malay peninsula. The IMD and JTWC monitor this basin. The Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal make up this basin, abbreviated ARB
2005 was active, with 8 storms this year, tying it with 1987, 1996, and 1998 for the 2nd most active season, behind 1992.
In 2005, a total of twelve cyclonic disturbances were identified in North Indian Ocean, against a normal of fifteen. However, it was highest after 1992. Four of them became cyclonic storm in Bay of Bengal and were named, against a normal of five to six.
Tropical Depression 01B
In the second week of January, an area of convection persisted southeast of Sri Lanka
. It organized into a tropical depression on January 8, but dissipated on the 10th due to vertical shear.
Cyclonic Storm Hibaru
Just behind the previous storm, a trough of low pressure developed into a tropical depression on January 13. Located a few hundred miles east-southeast of Sri Lanka, it meandered to the west, becoming a Cyclonic Storm on the 15th. Like its predecessor, Hibaru dissipated southeast of... Read More