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Welcome to the 2019 North Indian Ocean cyclone season betting pools! Enjoy!

To keep it fun, don't bet on storms that have already formed!

No actual betting is going on here (that I'm aware of)

Informal betting on date of formation of first storm (April 26)

You can add in your own date if you want to do so.

  • Before April 1 -
  • April 1 to 10 -
  • April 11 to 20 -
  • April 21 to 30 - NO WINNER!! (Fani formed on April 26)
  • May 1 to 10 - Ryan1000 13:26, January 1, 2019 (UTC)
  • May 11 to 20 -
  • May 21 to 31 -
  • June 1 to September 30 -
  • October 1 to 10 -
  • October 11 to 20 -
  • October 21 to 31 -
  • November 1 to 10 -
  • November 11 to 20 -
  • November 21 to 30 -
  • December 1 to 31 -
  • There will be no storms this year (highly unlikely) -

Informal betting on date of dissipation of last storm

You can add in your own date if you want to do so, but no betting on dates from storms that have already formed.

  • There will be no storms this year (highly unlikely) -
  • Before September 30 -
  • October 1 to 10 -
  • October 11 to 20 -
  • October 21 to 31 -
  • November 1 to 10 -
  • November 11 to 20 - Ryan1000 13:26, January 1, 2019 (UTC)
  • November 21 to 30 -
  • December 1 to 10 -
  • December 11 to 20 -
  • December 21 to 31 -
  • Storm active at the start of 2019 -

Informal betting on strangest storm name

I couldn't resist. What storm do you think will shred the rules of climatology the most? Please tell why, it makes it more fun.

This section is just for fun. There will likely be no winner. Because of this, please do not cross out the names as they form, and please don't bet on a storm that has already formed. ;)

  • Fani -
  • Vayu -
  • Hikaa -
  • Kyarr -
  • Maha -
  • Bulbul -

Informal betting on final storm name

No betting on storms that have already formed. Sorry.

  • Fani -
  • Vayu -
  • Hikaa -
  • Kyarr -
  • Maha -
  • Bulbul - Ryan1000 13:26, January 1, 2019 (UTC)

Informal betting on strongest storm name

No betting on storms that have already formed. Sorry. If a storm has a lower pressure but another has higher winds, we will split the title.

  • Fani -
  • Vayu -
  • Hikaa - Ryan1000 13:26, January 1, 2019 (UTC)
  • Kyarr -
  • Maha -
  • Bulbul -

Informal betting on longest-lasting storm

No betting on storms that have already formed. Sorry.

  • Fani -
  • Vayu -
  • Hikaa -
  • Kyarr - Ryan1000 13:26, January 1, 2019 (UTC)
  • Maha -
  • Bulbul -

Informal betting on highest winds

Winds are in miles per hour, and are 3-minute sustained. No betting on winds from storms that have already formed.

  • 60 or less -
  • 65 -
  • 70 -
  • 75 -
  • 80 -
  • 85 -
  • 90 -
  • 95 -
  • 100 - Ryan1000 13:26, January 1, 2019 (UTC)
  • 105 -
  • 110 -
  • 115 -
  • 120 -
  • 125 -
  • 130 -
  • 135 -
  • 140 -
  • 145 -
  • 150 -
  • 155 -
  • 160 (record, 1999 Odisha Cyclone) -
  • More than 160 (highly unlikely) -

Informal betting on the lowest pressure

Pressures are in ranges per 5 mbars. You can add in your own pressure if you want to do so, but no betting on pressures from storms that have already formed.

  • Above 980 -
  • 980-976 -
  • 975-970 -
  • 969-965 - Ryan1000 13:26, January 1, 2019 (UTC)
  • 964-960 -
  • 959-955 -
  • 954-950 -
  • 949-945 -
  • 944-940 -
  • 939-935 -
  • 934-930 -
  • 929-925 -
  • 924-920 -
  • 919-915 -
  • 914-912 (NIO record, 1999 Odisha Cyclone) -
  • Less than 912 (highly unlikely) -

Informal betting on number of Arabian Sea named storms

No betting on numbers from storms that have already formed. Sorry. However, crossovers from the Bay of Bengal count as Arabian Sea named storms.

  • There will be no Arabian Sea storms this year -
  • 1 -
  • 2 -
  • 3 - Ryan1000 13:26, January 1, 2019 (UTC)
  • 4 -
  • 5 -
  • 6 -
  • 7 -
  • More than 7 -

Informal betting on number of Bay of Bengal named storms

No betting on numbers from storms that have already formed. Sorry. However, crossovers from the Arabian Sea (or the WPac) count as Bay of Bengal named storms.

  • There will be no Bay of Bengal storms this year (highly unlikely) -
  • 1 -
  • 2 -
  • 3 -
  • 4 -
  • 5 - Ryan1000 13:26, January 1, 2019 (UTC)
  • 6 -
  • 7 -
  • 8 -
  • 9 -
  • 10 -
  • More than 10 -

Informal betting on the number of deaths

No betting on death tolls that currently exist. Sorry.

  • Less than 100 - Ryan1000 13:26, January 1, 2019 (UTC)
  • 100-200 -
  • 201-300 -
  • 301-400 -
  • 401-500 -
  • 501-1,000 -
  • 1,001-2,000 -
  • 2,001-3,000 -
  • 3,001-4,000 -
  • 4,001-5,000 -
  • 5,001-10,000 -
  • 10,001-50,000 -
  • 50,001-100,000 -
  • 100,001-500,000 (world-wide record, 1970 Bhola Cyclone) -
  • More than 500,000 (exceptionally unlikely) -

Informal betting on damage totals

No betting on damage totals that currently exist. Sorry.

  • Less than 100 million -
  • 100-200 million -
  • 200-300 million -
  • 300-400 million - Ryan1000 13:26, January 1, 2019 (UTC)
  • 400-500 million -
  • 500 million-1 billion -
  • 1-5 billion -
  • 5-10 billion -
  • 10-12 billion (record, Cyclone Nargis of 2008) -
  • More than 12 billion (highly unlikely)
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