The 2006 North Indian Ocean cyclone season
had 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 north of the Equator
and west of the Malay Peninsula. The IMD and JTWC monitor this basin. This basin is divided in two seas by India, the Bay of Bengal
and Arabian Sea
, abrriviated BOB
Although an inactive year, 2006 had more of note than previous years like 2005 or 2004. Cyclone Mala
caused severe damage and killed 22 when it hit Burma
as a cat. 3. An unnamed depression killed over 100 in India, and cyclonic storm Ogni caused minor effects in India as well. Additionally, the remnants of Typhoon Durian
crossed the Malay Peninsula causing minor effects, but was a rare basin-crosser in this area.
Deep Depression ARB 01
On January 13, an area of convection organized into Tropical Cyclone 01A to the southwest of the southern tip of India. Shortly after forming, conditions quickly became unfavorable, and the storm dissipated on January 14 over open waters.
Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Mala
An area of disturbed weather developed into Tropical Cyclone 02B on April 24 in the central Bay of Bengal
. It later intensified into Cyclonic Storm Mala on April 25. Convection steadily increased, and under a favorable environment, the storm attained very... Read More