When was the first cyclone recorded?

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This was the first recorded hurricane in the South Atlantic basin since geostationary satellite records began in 1966. This storm came ashore along the coast of Brazil at Santa Catarina on March 28th with sustained winds of 65-70 kts (75-80 mph) and gusts of 85 kts (95 mph).

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The Bureau has compiled post tropical cyclone reports going back to 1970. Read these to learn more about the impacts of individual cyclones

Cyclone Hyacinthe in Reunion Island: Highest storm surge: 14.5 m (47.6 ft) March 5, 1899: Cyclone Mahina in Bathurst Bay, Queensland, Australia: Highest confirmed wave height α: 30 m (98.4 ft) September 11, 1995: Hurricane Luis on Queen Elizabeth 2 in the north Atlantic Ocean: Costliest tropical cyclone: $125 billion (2017 USD) in damages: August 29, 2005

The first recorded hurricane to strike the U.S. mainland took place in August 1635. Hurricanes are tropical cyclones occurring in the North Atlantic and Northeast Pacific Oceans; similar storms in the Northwest Pacific are called typhoons.

Atlantic-Gulf Hurricane 1919 This fearsome cyclone was first detected near the Lesser Antilles on September 2. It moved generally west-northwestward for several days, passing near the Dominican Republic on September 4 and into the southeastern Bahamas on the 5th and 6th. At that time it became a hurricane.

This was the first recorded hurricane in the South Atlantic basin since geostationary satellite records began in 1966. This storm came ashore along the coast of Brazil at Santa Catarina on March 28th with sustained winds of 65-70 kts (75-80 mph) and gusts of 85 kts (95 mph).

Here's a list of the ten earliest, first tropical cyclones (depressions, storms, and hurricanes) that have formed in the Atlantic basin since hurricane record keeping began back in 1851. (Ana ranks as the the #9 earliest!)

The biggest cyclones in recorded history 1. Typhoon Tip – 1979. Typhoon Tip developed near Micronesia, in the Western Pacific. With a low-pressure centre of 870... 2. Super Typhoon Nora – 1973. Typhoon Nora began to develop east of the Philippines on 1 October. It swelled gradually... 3. Super ...

The first cyclone recorded to hit Cairns was on the 8th March 1878 (Before cyclones were given names). This cyclone flattened everything in Cairns and considering Cairns was only founded in 1876, many believed that Cairns would never be re-built.

June had the second-lowest pressure of any tropical cyclone globally. It was also known for being the first storm in recorded history to exhibit triple eyewalls, an extremely rare occurrence in which two additional eyewalls form outside the main eyewall (like a bullseye pattern).

The storm attained wind speeds of 121 km/h (75 mph)—equivalent to a low-end Category 1 hurricane on the Saffir–Simpson Hurricane wind scale (SSHWS)—on March 26, making the cyclone the first hurricane-strength tropical cyclone ever recorded in the Southern Atlantic Ocean.

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