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.
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
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