2021-22 South-West Indian ocean tropical cyclone season
First system formed Sometime in October 2021
Last system dissipated May 6, 2022
Strongest storm Wilma – 835 hPa (mbar), 360 km/h (225 mph) (10-minute sustained)
Total disturbances 39
Tropical depressions 33
Total storms 28
Tropical cyclones 15
Intense tropical cyclones 7
Very intense tropical cyclone 4
Total fatalities 2,605
Total damage $53 million (2021-22 USD)
South-West Indian Ocean tropical cyclone seasons
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Moderate Tropical Storm Arlene-Larry

Tropical Disturbance 01R formed quickly on October 2, 2021 at 8:00 AM. Tropical Disturbance 01R was upgraded to Tropical Storm Larry. Larry was renamed Arlene on the afternoon of October 3. 45 knots were recorded. 989 HPA  was recorded also. Arlene stayed at that peak for 17 hrs. becoming the longest tropical storm that stayed at it's peak. 89 lbs. of food were lost. Arlene lost its peak on October 4 at 2:00 AM. Arlene weakened to a tropical depression  when the Hurricane Hunters saw 10-minute winds of 39 mph. Tropical Depression Arlene becomes a subtropical depression on October 6 at 1:00 AM. Subtropical Depression Arlene was downgraded to a subtropical disturbance. +155 lbs. of food were lost. 633+323 gallons of water were lost. Subtropical Disturbance Arlene dissipated on October 6 at 2:00 AM.

Tropical Cyclone Bret

Bret was first noticed as Subtropical Disturbance 02R when it formed on October 22. Became tropical cyclone on October 24-27 dissipated on October 29.

Subtropical Storm Cindy

Cindy was short-lived subtropical storm. It formed on October 29 as a subtropical disturbance. It wasn't numbered and with a suffix R until it reached subtropical depression. The disturbance was upgraded to Subtropical Depression 03R. 03R curved on October 30-31 and on the first day of November, it became Subtropical Storm Cindy. But Cindy gain strength and became a 50 mph subtropical storm at peak. Then it moved to the South Atlantic Ocean it earned the name, "Catarina". Tropical Cyclone Catarina strengthen up to a Category 12 tropical cyclone before landfall in Brazil. After landfall in brazil Catarina moved to the South Pacific Waters. It was renamed Miguel. Damages in Southern West Indian ocean is $1.56 billion.