|First system formed May 15, 1962|
Deep depressions 10
|Last system dissipated December 13, 1962|
Cyclonic storms 5
The 1962 North Indian Ocean cyclone season had no bounds, but cyclones tend to form between April and December, with peaks in May and November. The season has no official bounds but cyclones tend to form between April and December. These dates conventionally delimit the period of each year when most tropical cyclones form in the northern Indian Ocean. There are two main seas in the North Indian Ocean—the Bay of Bengal to the east of the Indian subcontinent and the Arabian Sea to the west of India. The official Regional Specialized Meteorological Centre in this basin is the India Meteorological Department (IMD), while the Joint Typhoon Warning Center releases unofficial advisories. An average of four to six storms form in the North Indian Ocean every season with peaks in May and November. Cyclones occurring between the meridans 45°E and 100°E are included in the season by the IMD.
Cyclonic Storm One
Cyclonic Storm One existed from May 15 to May 22.
Deep Depression Two
Deep Depression Two existed from May 24 to May 25.
Depression Three existed from May 28 to May 30.
Depression Four existed from June 6 to June 8.
Deep Depression Five
Deep Depression Five existed from July 11 to July 13.
Depression Six existed from July 8 to July 15.
Deep Depression Seven
Deep Depression Seven existed from September 8 to September 15.
Deep Depression Eight
Deep Depression Eight existed from September 16 to September 21.
Cyclonic Storm Nine
Cyclonic Storm Nine existed from September 16 to September 21.
Deep Depression Ten
Deep Depression Ten existed from October 22 to October 26.
The destruction from Tropical Storm Harriet took the lives of at least 769 residents of Thailand's southern provinces. Another 142 people were also deemed missing as of November 4, with over 252 severe injuries. Damage at the time was estimated to be over $34.5 million (1962 USD) to government buildings, agriculture, homes and fishing fleets.
Severe Cyclonic Storm Twelve
Severe Cyclonic Storm Twelve developed on November 26. It was the strongest tropical cyclone of the season, peaked with winds of 140 km/h (85 mph). The system dissipated on November 29.
Severe Cyclonic Storm Thirteen
The final storm of the season, Severe Cyclonic Storm Thirteen, developed on December 9. It lasted four days, dissipating on December 13.