Cyclone names are selected in advance by the RA I Tropical Cyclone Committee of the World Meteorological Organization.
Classification of cyclones depends on the maximum continuous wind speed.
Cyclones migrating from the Australian observation area over the 90th degree of longitude are given a new name.
The other way around, they keep their name.
is, with 1 min peaks of 285 km/h, the strongest tropical cyclone measured in the southwestern Indian Ocean.
|Cyclone Classes||When they come into effect|
|Early Cyclonic Warning||Potential threat coming ( more then 24 hours)|
|Orange Cyclone Alert||Danger in the next 24 hours|
|Red Cyclonic Alert||Imminent danger|
|SAFEGUARDING PHASE||Cyclone threat discarded but there are still dangers|