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Cyclones in Iran

Cyclones occur rarely in Iran. On average, they happen about once per year.

The typical cyclone season depends on the summer monsoon. In the months before (May to June) and after (October to November), the most severe storms occur.

Iran has certainly been affected by the foothills of several cyclones, but during the past 12 months no cyclone reached the inhabited areas on land.

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Most violent cyclones in Iran since 2018

Gulab:shaheen Gu: September 24 to October 4, 2021

Region:
Arabian Sea
Wind speed:
max. 130 km/h
Diameter:
max. 296 km
Eye:
max. 37 km
Air pressure:
below 974 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 1
The cyclone did not make direct landfall. On October 2nd, 2021 at 3:30 pm it had the shortest distance at about 123 km south of Chabahar in Meszhed.

Hikaa:hikka: September 20-26, 2019

Region:
Arabian Sea
Wind speed:
max. 139 km/h
Diameter:
max. 111 km
Air pressure:
below 978 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 1
The cyclone did not make direct landfall. On September 23rd, 2019 at 6:30 am it had the shortest distance at about 747 km southwest of Chabahar in Meszhed.

Vayu: June 8-18, 2019

Region:
Arabian Sea
Wind speed:
max. 148 km/h
Diameter:
max. 185 km
Air pressure:
below 970 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 1
The cyclone did not make direct landfall. On June 16th, 2019 at 10:30 am it had the shortest distance at about 680 km southwest of Chabahar in Meszhed.


These evaluations are based on data from the National Centers for Environmental Information of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Individual data have been summarized or translated.
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