List of South-West Indian Ocean cyclones before 1900

The following is a list of South-West Indian Ocean tropical cyclones before the year 1900, or 20th century.



On January 11, 1848, the first tropical cyclone on record was observed in the basin.[1]

April 1892 Mauritius cycloneEdit

1200 deaths - 50,000 homeless. The most dramatic and the most devastating cyclone in the history of the country. Sugar production fell 42%. A third of the city of Port Louis was destroyed in a few hours.

February 1899 Madagascar cycloneEdit

On February 4, a cyclone hit Vohemar in northeastern Madagascar, producing a minimum pressure of 972 mbar (28.69 inHg).[2]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Philippe Caroff; et al. (June 2011). Operational procedures of TC satellite analysis at RSMC La Reunion (PDF) (Report). World Meteorological Organization. Retrieved 2013-04-22.
  2. ^ Longshore, David (12 May 2010). Encyclopedia of Hurricanes, Typhoons, and Cyclones, New Edition. Infobase Publishing. ISBN 9781438118796 – via Google Books.