December Cyclones that Hit Tamil Nadu – Trivia

No. of Cyclones that hit TN during December in the last 50 Years : 7

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Average Cyclone Frequency : Roughly once in Seven Years

Years that had Cyclones hitting TN in December : 1964, 1967, 1972, 1993, 2000, 2005, 2011

Last Cyclone to hit TN in December : Cycone Thane in the year 2011 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyclone_Thane

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Most Destructive Cyclone : Dhanushkodi Cyclone in the year 1964 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1964_Rameswaram_cyclone

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Cyclone Fanoos in the year 2005 took possibly the straightest path ever taken by a Cyclone in the Bay of Bengal.  Dead West all the way until it hit South of Nagapattinam.

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No. of Depressions that hit Tamil Nadu during December in the last fifty years : 6

Most Famous depression : Very Severe Cyclone Madi which dissipated and crossed TN as a depression in the year 2013

Edit: It has been pointed out Cyclone Fanoos became a Depression just before landfall as per the 2005 End of Season summary prepared by IMD. The Cyclone EAtlas still shows it as crossing the coast as a cyclone.