1972 Pacific hurricane season
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.
|Season summary map|
|First storm formed||June 1, 1972|
|Last storm dissipated||November 19, 1972|
|Strongest storm||Celeste - 940 mb, 115 knots –|
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.