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Forum:2021-22 South-West Indian Ocean cyclone season/Betting pools

Welcome to the 2021-22 South-West Indian Ocean cyclone season betting pools! Enjoy!

To keep the betting pools fun and engaging for everyone, please do not bet on storms that have already formed!

NOTE: There is no actual betting intended for this page!

Informal betting on date of formation of first storm (January 20)

You can add in your own date if you want to do so. However, zones of disturbed weather do not count for this or the following section. Also, no betting on storms that have already formed!

  • Before November 1 -
  • November 1 to 10 -
  • November 11 to 20 -
  • November 21 to 30 -
  • December 1 to 10 - Ryan1000 18:16, 15 July 2021 (UTC)
  • December 11 to 20 -
  • December 21 to 31 -
  • January 1 to 10 -
  • January 11 to 20 - NO WINNER!! (Ana formed January 20)
  • January 21 to 31 -
  • February 1 to 28 -
  • After February 28 -
  • There will be no storms this year (highly unlikely) -

Informal betting on date of dissipation of last storm (May 7)

No betting on storms that have already formed!

  • Before March 1 -
  • March 1 to 10 -
  • March 11 to 20 -
  • March 21 to 31 -
  • April 1 to 10 -
  • April 11 to 20 - Ryan1000 18:16, 15 July 2021 (UTC)
  • April 21 to 30 -
  • May 1 to 10 - NO WINNER!! (Karim exited the basin on May 7)
  • May 11 to 20 -
  • May 21 to 31 -
  • June 1 to 10 -
  • June 11 to 20 -
  • June 21 to 30 -
  • Storm active at start of July 1, 2022 -

Informal betting on strongest storm name (Batsirai)

No betting on storms that have already formed!

  • Ana -
  • Batsirai - NO WINNER!!
  • Cliff -
  • Damako -
  • Emnati -
  • Fezile -
  • Gombe - Ryan1000 18:16, 15 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Halima -
  • Issa -
  • Jasmine -
  • Karim -
  • Letlama -
  • Maipelo -
  • Njazi -
  • Oscar -
  • Pamela -
  • Quentin -
  • Rajab -
  • Savana -
  • Themba -
  • Uyapo -
  • Viviane -
  • Walter -
  • Xangy -
  • Yemurai -
  • Zanele -

Informal betting on weakest storm name (Cliff)

No betting on storms that have already formed!

  • Ana -
  • Batsirai -
  • Cliff - WINNER!! Ryan1000 18:16, 15 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Damako -
  • Emnati -
  • Fezile -
  • Gombe -
  • Halima -
  • Issa -
  • Jasmine -
  • Karim -
  • Letlama -
  • Maipelo -
  • Njazi -
  • Oscar -
  • Pamela -
  • Quentin -
  • Rajab -
  • Savana -
  • Themba -
  • Uyapo -
  • Viviane -
  • Walter -
  • Xangy -
  • Yemurai -
  • Zanele -

Informal betting on highest winds (120 mph)

Winds are in miles per hour and are 10-minute sustained. No betting on winds from storms that have already formed!

  • 100 or less -
  • 105 -
  • 110 -
  • 115 -
  • 120 - NO WINNER!!
  • 125 - Ryan1000 18:16, 15 July 2021 (UTC)
  • 130 -
  • 135 -
  • 140 -
  • 145 -
  • 150 -
  • 155 - (record high, Fantala in 2015-16)
  • 160 or more (highly unlikely) - (worldwide record high, Cyclone Winston in 2015-16)

Informal betting on lowest pressure (934 mbars)

Pressure values are given in ranges of five millibars above 900 mbar (hPa) and ranges of ten millibars below 900 mbar (hPa). You can add in your own pressure if you want to do so. However, no betting on storms with the listed pressures that have already formed!

  • Above 960 -
  • 960-956 -
  • 955-950 -
  • 949-945 -
  • 944-940 -
  • 939-935 -
  • 934-930 - NO WINNER!!
  • 929-925 - Ryan1000 18:16, 15 July 2021 (UTC)
  • 924-920 -
  • 919-915 -
  • 914-910 -
  • 909-905 -
  • 904-900 -
  • 899-890 - (record low, Gafilo in 2003-04)
  • 889-880 -
  • 879-870 - (worldwide record low, Typhoon Tip in 1979)
  • Less than 870 (exceptionally unlikely) -

Informal betting on final storm name (Karim)

No betting on storms that have already formed!

  • Ana -
  • Batsirai -
  • Cliff -
  • Damako -
  • Emnati -
  • Fezile -
  • Gombe -
  • Halima -
  • Issa -
  • Jasmine -
  • Karim - WINNER!! Ryan1000 18:16, 15 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Letlama -
  • Maipelo -
  • Njazi -
  • Oscar -
  • Pamela -
  • Quentin -
  • Rajab -
  • Savana -
  • Themba -
  • Uyapo -
  • Viviane -
  • Walter -
  • Xangy -
  • Yemurai -
  • Zanele -

Informal betting on longest-lasting storm (Batsirai)

No betting on storms that have already formed!

  • Ana -
  • Batsirai - NO WINNER!!
  • Cliff -
  • Damako -
  • Emnati -
  • Fezile - Ryan1000 18:16, 15 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Gombe -
  • Halima -
  • Issa -
  • Jasmine -
  • Karim -
  • Letlama -
  • Maipelo -
  • Njazi -
  • Oscar -
  • Pamela -
  • Quentin -
  • Rajab -
  • Savana -
  • Themba -
  • Uyapo -
  • Viviane -
  • Walter -
  • Xangy -
  • Yemurai -
  • Zanele -

Informal betting on number of deaths (804)

No betting on death tolls that currently exist!

  • Less than 50 -
  • 50-100 - Ryan1000 18:16, 15 July 2021 (UTC)
  • 101-200 -
  • 201-300 -
  • 301-400 -
  • 401-500 -
  • 501-600 -
  • 601-700 -
  • 701-800 -
  • 801-900 - NO WINNER!!
  • 901-1000 -
  • 1001-1303 - (record high, Cyclone Idai in 2018-19)
  • More than 1303 (highly unlikely) -

Informal betting on damage totals (968 million)

All damage totals are in 2021 United States dollars. Also, no betting on damage totals that currently exist!

  • Less than 10 million -
  • 10-20 million -
  • 21-30 million -
  • 31-40 million -
  • 41-50 million -
  • 51-60 million -
  • 61-70 million -
  • 71-80 million -
  • 81-90 million - Ryan1000 18:16, 15 July 2021 (UTC)
  • 91-100 million -
  • 101-150 million -
  • 151-200 million -
  • 201-250 million -
  • 251-500 million -
  • 501-million-1 billion - NO WINNER!!
  • 1-2.2 billion - (record high, Cyclone Idai in 2018-19)
  • More than 2.2 billion (highly unlikely) - (worldwide record high, Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and Hurricane Harvey in 2017)

Informal betting on number of subtropical storms (4)

NOTE: Storms that eventually become tropical or evolved from tropical and subtropical depressions also count. Also, no betting on storms that have already formed!

  • None -
  • 1 - Ryan1000 18:16, 15 July 2021 (UTC)
  • 2 -
  • 3 -
  • More than 3 - NO WINNER!! (Batsirai, Fezile, Vernon, and Issa were all subtropical at one point)

Informal betting on number of off-season storms (1)

NOTE: A storm that forms in April but persists into May and/or a crossover storm from the Australian region count as an off-season storm. However, a Zone of Disturbed Weather does not count as such! Also, no betting on storms that have already formed!

  • None - Ryan1000 18:16, 15 July 2021 (UTC)
  • 1 - NO WINNER!! (Karim formed off-season)
  • 2 -
  • 3 -
  • 4 -
  • 5 or more -