1972 Pacific hurricane season

hurricane season in the Pacific Ocean

The 1972 Pacific hurricane season began on May 15, 1972 in the east Pacific, and on June 1, 1972 in the central Pacific. It ended on November 30, 1972. These dates conventionally delimit the period of time when tropical cyclones form in the east Pacific Ocean.

1972 Pacific hurricane season
Season summary map
First storm formed June 1, 1972
Last storm dissipated November 19, 1972
Strongest storm Celeste - 940 mb, 115 knots
Total fatalities Unknown
Total damage Unknown
1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974

This season had a below average number of storms. There were twelve tropical cyclones. Of those, four were tropical storms, eight were hurricanes, and four were major hurricanes that reached Category 3 or higher on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale. In the central Pacific, two tropical storms and two tropical depressions formed. One of the depressions and one of the storms crossed the dateline to become typhoons.

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Tropical cyclones of the 1972 Pacific hurricane season

Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Scale
TD TS C1 C2 C3 C4 C5
Note: Entries * refer to the Central Pacific System