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Welcome to the 2021 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 2)

You can add in your own date if you want to do so, but storms that cross over from the previous year do not count for this section.

  • Before April 1 -
  • April 1 to 10 - NO WINNER!! (Depression BOB 01 formed April 2)
  • April 11 to 20 -
  • April 21 to 30 - Ryan1000 16:12, 1 January 2021 (UTC)
  • May 1 to 10 -
  • May 11 to 20 -
  • May 21 to 31 - A somewhat late start this year.
  • There will be no storms this year (highly unlikely) -

Informal betting on date of dissipation of last storm (December 6)

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 -
  • November 21 to 30 - Ryan1000 16:12, 1 January 2021 (UTC)
  • December 1 to 10 - NO WINNER!! (Jawad dissipated December 6)
  • December 11 to 20 -
  • December 21 to 31 -
  • Storm active at the start of 2021 -

Informal betting on final storm name (Jawad)

No betting on storms that have already formed. Sorry.

  • Tauktae -
  • Yaas -
  • Gulab -
  • Shaheen -
  • Jawad - NO WINNER!!
  • Asani -
  • Sitrang - Ryan1000 16:12, 1 January 2021 (UTC)
  • Mandous -

Informal betting on strongest storm name (Tauktae)

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.

  • Tauktae - NO WINNER!! (115 mph, 950 mbars)
  • Yaas - Ryan1000 16:12, 1 January 2021 (UTC)
  • Gulab -
  • Shaheen -
  • Jawad -
  • Asani -
  • Sitrang -
  • Mandous -

Informal betting on weakest storm name (Jawad)

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.

  • Tauktae -
  • Yaas -
  • Gulab -
  • Shaheen -
  • Jawad - NO WINNER!! (45 mph, 999 mbars)
  • Asani - Ryan1000 16:12, 1 January 2021 (UTC)
  • Sitrang -
  • Mandous -

Informal betting on longest-lasting storm (Gulab-Shaheen)

No betting on storms that have already formed. Sorry.

  • Tauktae -
  • Yaas -
  • Gulab - WINNER!! (Gulab-Shaheen lasted 8.75 days) Ryan1000 16:12, 1 January 2021 (UTC)
  • Shaheen - WINNER!!
  • Jawad -
  • Asani -
  • Sitrang -
  • Mandous -

Note: Since Gulab and Shaheen were the same low pressure system but Shaheen was renamed in the Arabian Sea after Gulab dissipated over India, they are considered one in the same storm.

Informal betting on highest winds (115 mph)

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 16:12, 1 January 2021 (UTC)
  • 105 -
  • 110 -
  • 115 - NO WINNER!!
  • 120 -
  • 125 -
  • 130 -
  • 135 -
  • 140 -
  • 145 -
  • 150 -
  • 155 -
  • 160 (record, 1999 Odisha Cyclone) -
  • More than 160 (highly unlikely) -

Informal betting on the lowest pressure (950 mbars)

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 -
  • 964-960 -
  • 959-955 -
  • 954-950 - NO WINNER!!
  • 949-945 -
  • 944-940 - Ryan1000 16:12, 1 January 2021 (UTC)
  • 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 (2)

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 - NO WINNER!!
  • 3 - Ryan1000 16:12, 1 January 2021 (UTC)
  • 4 -
  • 5 -
  • 6 -
  • 7 -
  • More than 7 -

Informal betting on number of Bay of Bengal named storms (3)

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 - NO WINNER!!
  • 4 -
  • 5 -
  • 6 - Ryan1000 16:12, 1 January 2021 (UTC)
  • 7 -
  • 8 -
  • 9 -
  • 10 -
  • More than 10 -

Informal betting on the number of deaths (273)

No betting on death tolls that currently exist. Sorry.

  • Less than 100 - Ryan1000 16:12, 1 January 2021 (UTC)
  • 100-200 -
  • 201-300 - NO WINNER!!
  • 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 (5.31 billion)

No betting on damage totals that currently exist. Sorry.

  • Less than 100 million -
  • 100-200 million -
  • 200-300 million -
  • 300-400 million -
  • 400-500 million -
  • 500 million-1 billion -
  • 1-5 billion - Ryan1000 16:12, 1 January 2021 (UTC)
  • 5-10 billion - NO WINNER!!
  • 10-15.8 billion (record, Cyclone Amphan of 2020) -
  • More than 15.8 billion (highly unlikely) -
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