Are you new to the Hypothetical Hurricanes Wiki? Do you want to learn more about how to make a hypothetical tropical cyclone season here? Well, you have come to the right place! This article is a guide to making your very own tropical cyclone season on this wiki!


How to make a tropical cyclone season?

There are several ways to make a tropical cyclone season.

  1. Go to the top right of the community header and click on the paper icon (located to the right of the "9,898 pages" section). From there, the "Create a new article" box will pop up asking you what you want to call your season/article (you can also skip this by directly going to Special:CreatePage).
  2. When choosing an article name, you enter the year you want the season to take place (e.g., a past year such as 2018) and what tropical cyclone basin you want it to take place in (e.g., the East Pacific basin). Enter this information in the "Write your page title here" box.
  3. You can also decide between a standard page layout or a blank page. The standard layout provides image and video placeholders as well as section headings.

Here are some tropical cyclone basin examples:

  • Atlantic (Atlantic hurricane season);
  • Eastern and Central Pacific (Pacific hurricane season);
  • Western Pacific (Pacific typhoon season);
  • Southern Pacific (South Pacific cyclone season);
  • South-Western Indian Ocean (South-West Indian Ocean cyclone season);
  • Australian region (Australian region cyclone season);
  • Northern Indian Ocean (North Indian Ocean cyclone season).

After this step, you are redirected to the season creation page.

How to make tropical cyclone infoboxes?

Note: This section serves as a guide to add infoboxes in the classic rich-text editor and the source editor, but can be also be used in VisualEditor (in source mode).

For making hurricane infoboxes, use the following information:

If you're using VisualEditor, open the toolbar's settings menu and click on Source Editor. If you're using classic editor, click the Source tab above the edit area.

Copy this to the page:

{{Infobox hurricane new
| Basin          = (Insert basin, eg. Atl, SAtl, EPac, WPac, NIO, SHem, SWI, Aus, SPac)
| Image          = (Any image file)
| Formed         = (Formation date)
| Dissipated     = (Dissipation date)
| 1-min winds    = (The storm's wind speeds, in knots)
| Pressure       = (The storm's pressure)
| Type           = (If a storm from another basin, use storm type)
| WarningCenter  = (If a custom storm, type the warning center here)

Some of the options you can use for the Type field are listed in this table below. It's very extensive and includes custom TC template values made by other users. Asking their permission first before using their custom values is advised. Template values include:

Values used for tropical cyclone templates
Basin Value Hexadecimal Category
North Indian Ocean
niodepression #80ccff Depression
deepdepression #5ebaff Deep depression
cyclstorm #00faf4 Cyclonic storm
svrcyclstorm #ccffff Severe cyclonic storm
vsvrcyclstorm #ffffcc Very severe cyclonic storm
esvrcyclstorm #ffc140 Extremely severe cyclonic storm
sprcyclstorm #ff6060 Super cyclonic storm
excyclstorm #ff1493 Extreme cyclonic storm
Southern Hemisphere
shemdepression #5ebaff Tropical depression
shemtc #ffffcc Tropical cyclone
shemsvrtc #ffe775 Severe tropical cyclone
South-West Indian Ocean
subdisturbance #80ccff Sub-tropical disturbance
swiodisturbance #80ccff Tropical disturbance
swiodepression #5ebaff Tropical depression
mtstorm #00faf4 Moderate tropical storm
swiosts #ccffff Severe tropical storm
swiotc #ffffcc Tropical cyclone
intense #ffc140 Intense tropical cyclone
vintense #ff6060 Very intense tropical cyclone
Australian Region and South Pacific
disturbance #80ccff Tropical disturbance
spdepression #5ebaff Tropical depression
low #5ebaff Tropical low
Aus1 #00faf4 Category 1 tropical cyclone
Aus2 #ccffff Category 2 tropical cyclone
Aus3 #ffffcc Category 3 severe tropical cyclone
Aus4 #ffc140 Category 4 severe tropical cyclone
Aus5 #ff6060 Category 5 severe tropical cyclone
North-West Pacific Ocean
nwpdepression #5ebaff Tropical depression
nwpstorm #00faf4 Tropical storm
STS #ccffff Severe tropical storm
typhoon #fdaf9a Typhoon
hyperphoon #ff99ff Hyperphoon
Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Scale
potential #80ccff Potential tropical cyclone
depression #5ebaff Tropical depression
subdepression #5ebaff Subtropical depression
MD #5ebaff Monsoon depression
storm #00faf4 Tropical storm
subtropical #00faf4 Subtropical storm
cat1 #ffffcc Category 1 tropical cyclone
cat2 #ffe775 Category 2 tropical cyclone
cat3 #ffc140 Category 3 tropical cyclone
cat4 #ff8f20 Category 4 tropical cyclone
cat5 #ff6060 Category 5 tropical cyclone
cat6 #8b0000 Category 6 tropical cyclone
cat7 #cc0033 Category 7 tropical cyclone
cat8 #cc0066 Category 8 tropical cyclone
cat9 #9B30FF Category 9 tropical cyclone
cat10 #F9A7B0 Category 10 tropical cyclone
hycane #ff99ff Hyperclone
megacane #FFCCCC Megacane
infastorm #00CC33 Infinite Storm
miniblackhole #99CCFF Mini Black Hole
New NIO scale
tpeniotd #5ebaff Tropical depression
tpeniots #00faf4 Tropical storm
tpenio1 #ffffcc Cyclone
tpenio2 #ffe775 Moderate cyclone
tpenio3 #ffc140 Major cyclone
tpenio4 #ff8f20 Major cyclone
tpenio5 #ff6060 Super cyclone
Anti Storms
antidepression #5ebaff Tropical Antidepression
antistorm #00faf4 Tropical Antistorm
anticat1 #ffffcc Category -1 Antihurricane
anticat2 #ffe775 Category -2 Antihurricane
anticat3 #ffc140 Category -3 Antihurricane
anticat4 #ff8f20 Category -4 Antihurricane
anticat5 #ff6060 Category -5 Antihurricane
antihycane #ff99ff Anti hypercane


Here are some storm examples:

Hurricane Huko

{{Infobox hurricane new
| Basin          = Atl
| Image          = Fiona 2016.jpg
| Formed         = October 25
| Dissipated     = October 30
| 1-min winds    = 175
| Pressure       = 918
| Type           = cat6
| WarningCenter  = CPHC

The above becomes:

Category 6 hurricane (CPHC)
Fiona 2016 
DurationOctober 25 – October 30
Peak intensity200 mph (325 km/h) (1-min)  918 mbar (hPa)

Another example:

Cyclonic Storm Phet-Kurt


{{Infobox hurricane new
| Basin          = NIO
| Image          = 04W.2020.jpg
| Formed         = June 6
| Dissipated     = June 9
| 3-min winds    = 40
| Pressure       = 994
| Type           = cyclstorm
| WarningCenter  = IMD


Cyclonic storm (IMD)
DurationJune 6 – June 9
Peak intensity75 km/h (45 mph) (3-min)  994 hPa (mbar)


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