List of near-Equatorial tropical cyclones

This is a list of all tropical cyclones that have existed between 3°N and 3°S, or within 180 nautical miles (210 mi; 330 km) of the equator. Tropical cyclones are relatively rare in these latitudes, particularly outside of the Northwestern Pacific. Despite this however, out of the seven official tropical cyclone basins, only the North Atlantic and South Pacific basins have never recorded a system in this area. The lack of storm formations in close proximity to the equator is primarily due to a weak Coriolis effect in the region, and only eighteen known storms have formed since records began.

Tropical Storm Vamei near the equator in December 2001
Storm Year Peak classification Basin Minimum Latitude Ref(s)
Typhoon Sarah 1956
Typhoon
Northwestern Pacific 1.7°N [1]
Typhoon Harriet 1959
Typhoon
Northwestern Pacific 2.9°N [2]
Tropical Depression 02W 1972
Tropical depression
Northwestern Pacific 3.0°N [3]
Typhoon Kathy 1976
Typhoon
Northwestern Pacific 2.3°N [4]
Tropical Storm Patsy 1977
Severe tropical storm
Northwestern Pacific 2.8°N [5]
Typhoon Alice 1978
Very strong typhoon
Northwestern Pacific 2.0°N [6]
Typhoon Dinah 1980
Very strong typhoon
Northwestern Pacific 2.4°N [7]
Typhoon Agnes 1984
Violent typhoon
Northwestern Pacific 3.0°N [8]
Typhoon Nina 1987
Very strong typhoon
Northwestern Pacific 2.5°N [9]
Tropical Storm 01A 1991
Tropical storm
North Indian 2.3°N [10]
Tropical Storm Vamei 2001
Tropical storm
Northwestern Pacific 1.4°N [11]
Moderate Tropical Storm 01 2002
Tropical storm
South-West Indian 2.5°S [12]
Tropical Depression 07S 2002
Tropical depression
Australian region 2.8°S [13]
Cyclone Agni 2004
Severe cyclonic storm
North Indian 1.5°N [14]
Tropical Storm Peipah 2014
Tropical storm
Northwestern Pacific 1.8°N [15]
Tropical Depression Nine-C 2015
Tropical depression
Northeastern Pacific 2.2°N [16]
Hurricane Pali 2016
Category 2 hurricane
Northeastern Pacific 2.3°N [17]
Cyclone Fani 2019
Extremely severe cyclonic storm
North Indian 1.9°N [18]

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  1. ^ "1956 01W:SARAH (1956081N02154)". The International Best Track Archive for Climate Stewardship (IBTrACS). Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  2. ^ "1959 HARRIET (1959356N05152)". The International Best Track Archive for Climate Stewardship (IBTrACS). Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  3. ^ "1972 02W:TD02 (1972090N05154)". The International Best Track Archive for Climate Stewardship (IBTrACS). Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  4. ^ "1976 KATHY (1976026N02151)". The International Best Track Archive for Climate Stewardship (IBTrACS). Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  5. ^ "1977 PATSY (1977082N03165)". The International Best Track Archive for Climate Stewardship (IBTrACS). Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  6. ^ "1979 ALICE (1978361N02180)". The International Best Track Archive for Climate Stewardship (IBTrACS). Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  7. ^ "1980 DINAH (1980323N04180)". The International Best Track Archive for Climate Stewardship (IBTrACS). Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  8. ^ "1984 AGNES (1984302N00149)". The International Best Track Archive for Climate Stewardship (IBTrACS). Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  9. ^ "1987 NINA (1987320N03171)". The International Best Track Archive for Climate Stewardship (IBTrACS). Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  10. ^ "1991 MISSING (1991015N02087)". The International Best Track Archive for Climate Stewardship (IBTrACS). Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  11. ^ "2001 VAMEI (2001361N01106)". The International Best Track Archive for Climate Stewardship (IBTrACS). Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  12. ^ "2003 0120022003:ABAIMBA (2002247S03067)". The International Best Track Archive for Climate Stewardship (IBTrACS). Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  13. ^ "2003 MISSING (2002359S03089)". The International Best Track Archive for Climate Stewardship (IBTrACS). Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  14. ^ Report on Cyclonic Disturbances Over North Indian Ocean During 2004 (PDF) (Report). India Meteorological Department. January 2005. Retrieved 2015-05-24.
  15. ^ "2014 PEIPAH (2014093N02148)". The International Best Track Archive for Climate Stewardship (IBTrACS). Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  16. ^ Houston, Sam. "Tropical Depression Nine-C Advisory Number 6". Central Pacific Hurricane Center. Central Pacific Hurricane Center. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  17. ^ "TROPICAL CYCLONE REPORT - HURRICANE PALI" (PDF). Central Pacific Hurricane Center. 13 December 2018. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 January 2019. Retrieved 26 January 2019.
  18. ^ "2019 Super Cyclonic Storm FANI (2019116N02090)". The International Best Track Archive for Climate Stewardship (IBTrACS). Retrieved 9 October 2022.

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