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OVERVIEW OF THE SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN BASIN & SOUTHWEST PACIFIC/AUSTRALIAN AREA/SOUTHEAST PACIFIC BASIN:

South Indian Ocean. Over the waters west of 100E to the east African coast, an average of 11 tropical cyclones (tropical storms and hurricanes) form each season, and about 4 reach hurricane intensity. The season is from December through March, although it is possible for a storm to form in any month. Tropical Cyclones in this region usually form south of 10S. The latitude of recurvature usually migrates from about 20S in January to around 15S in April. After crossing 30S, these storms sometimes become intense extratropical lows.

Southwest Pacific and Australian Area (including the Southeast Pacific). These tropical waters spawn an annual average of 15 tropical cyclones (tropical storms and hurricanes), 4 of reach hurricane intensity. The season extends from about December through April, although storms can form in any month. Activity is widespread in January and February, and is in these months that tropical cyclones are most likely to effect Fiji,Samoa, and the other eastern islands.

Tropical cyclones usually form in the waters from 105E to 160W, between 5S and 20S. Storms affecting northern and western Australia often develop in the Timor or Arafura Sea, while those that affect the east coast form in the Coral Sea. These storms are often small, but can develop winds in excess of 130 knots(150 mph/242 km/h). New Zealand is sometimes reached by decaying Coral Sea storms; occasionally, it is reached by an intense hurricane. In general, tropical cyclones in this region move southwestward and then recurve southeastward.(Taken from American Practical Navigator Vol 1 1977)


Maps Courtsey of Hurricanes,Typhoons & Tropical Cyclones

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Current activity Southern Indian Ocean Current activity Southwestern Pacific Ocean
Current activity Southeastern Pacific Ocean

Other Products
Satellite Pictures
Computer Models
Past Hurricane Data

Tropical Weather Text Products

SITES
OSUFSU

MAIN STATEMENTS:

Tropical Weather Advisory-West/South Pacific [JTWC]

Primary Backup Archive
Issued daily @ 06Z.

Tropical Weather Advisory-Indian Ocean [JTWC]

Primary Backup Archive
Issued daily @ 06Z.

Tropical Weather Discussion [NWS Honolulu]

Primary Backup N/A

Tropical Disturbance Summary [RMSC Nadi,Fiji]

Primary N/A N/A

Tropical Weather Outlook [RMSC Darwin,Aust.]

Primary N/A N/A

Tropical Weather Outlook [RMSC Brisbane,Aust.]

Primary N/A N/A

Tropical Weather Outlook-NW Australia [RMSC Perth,Aust.]

Primary N/A N/A

Tropical Weather Outlook-Central Indian Ocean [RMSC Perth,Aust.]

Primary N/A N/A

MARINE FORECASTS:

High Seas Forecast-South Pacific [NWS Honolulu]

Primary N/A N/A

High Seas Forecast-SE Pacific [RSMC Fiji]

Primary N/A N/A

High Seas Forecast-Western Australian Waters [RSMC Perth]

Primary N/A N/A

High Seas Forecast-Northern Australian/Indonesia Waters [RSMC Darwin]

Primary N/A N/A

High Seas Forecast-NE Australian Waters [RSMC Brisbane]

Primary N/A N/A

OTHER:

Oceanweather Marine Data
Bouy/CMAN/Ship Data
ERS-2 Scatterometer Winds
Quikscat Storm Page
Tropical Storm Position & Intensity Page
(Dvorak Analysis)
Western Pacific-Accuweather Tropical Discussion

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Indian Ocean IR (METEOSAT 5/NRL)
Indian Ocean WV (METEOSAT 5/NRL)
Indian Ocean VIS (METEOSAT 5/NRL)
Indian Ocean IR (METEOSAT 5/CIMSS)
Indian Ocean Color IR (METEOSAT 5/CIMSS)
Indian Ocean WV (METEOSAT 5/CIMSS)
Southeast Indian Ocean IR
(GOES 9/CIMSS)
Southeast Indian Ocean Color IR
(GOES 9/CIMSS)
Southeast Indian Ocean WV
(GOES 9/CIMSS)
Southwest Indian Ocean VIS
(METEOSAT 5/EUMETSAT-DUNDEE UNIV)
Southwest Indian Ocean IR
(METEOSAT 5/EUMETSAT-DUNDEE UNIV)
Southwest Indian Ocean WV
(METEOSAT 5/EUMETSAT-DUNDEE UNIV)
Southwest Pacific/Coral Sea IR (METEOSAT 5/CIMSS)
Southwest Pacific /Coral Sea Color IR (METEOSAT 5/CIMSS)
Southwest Pacific/Coral Sea WV (METEOSAT 5/CIMSS)
Southeast Pacific IR
(METEOSAT 5/CIMSS)
Southeast Pacific Color IR
(METEOSAT 5/CIMSS)
Southeast Pacific WV
(METEOSAT 5/CIMSS)
South Pacific VIS (GOES 10/NRL)
South Pacific VIS (GOES 10/NRL)
South Pacific VIS (GOES 10/NRL)
Indian Ocean Hemishperic Imagery
Indian Ocean VIS (METEOSAT 5/NRL)
Indian Ocean IR (METEOSAT 5/NRL)
South Pacific WV (METEOSAT 5/NRL)
Pacific Ocean Hemishperic Imagery
Western Pacific Ocean VIS (METEOSAT 5/NRL)
Western Pacific Ocean IR (METEOSAT 5/NRL)
Western Pacific Ocean WV (METEOSAT 5/NRL)

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TROPICAL SURFACE CHARTS

Tropical Streamline Analysis (NWS)

S Pacific Pressure Surface Analysis (BoM)

0000 UTC
(.GIF)
0600 UTC
(.GIF)
1200 UTC
(.GIF)
1800 UTC
(.GIF)
0000 UTC
(.GIF)
1200 UTC
(.GIF)

Australia Region Surface Analysis (BoM)

South Indian Ocean Surface Analysis (BoM)

0000 UTC
(.GIF)
0600 UTC
(.GIF)
1200 UTC
(.GIF)
1800 UTC
(.GIF)
0000 UTC
(.GIF)
1200 UTC
(.GIF)

SW Pacific Surface Analysis
(RSMC Wellington)

Tasman Sea-New Zealand Surface Analysis
(RSMC Wellington)

LATEST SERIES (00 UTC/06 UTC/12 UTC/18 UTC)
LATEST SERIES(00 UTC/06 UTC/12 UTC/18 UTC)

Southern Pacific Surface Analysis
(RSMC Nadi)

Tasman Sea-New Zealand Surface Analysis
(RSMC Wellington)

0300 UTC/1500 FST
(.GIF)
1200 UTC/0000 FST
(.GIF)
1800 UTC/0600 FST
(.GIF)

24 hr

0000 UTC
(.GIF)
1200 UTC
(.GIF)

North Pacific Wind/Wave Forecasts

Peak Wave Period / Primary Swell Direction

24 hr

24 hr

LATEST (00 UTC/06 UTC/12 UTC/18 UTC)
0000 UTC or 1200 UTC
(.GIF)

48 hr

48 hr

LATEST (00 UTC/06 UTC/12 UTC/18 UTC)
0000 UTC or 1200 UTC
(.GIF)

72 hr

LATEST (00 UTC/06 UTC/12 UTC/18 UTC)

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Computer Models

Indian Ocean (FNMOC) (NOGAPS)

Indian Ocean (FNMOC) (GFS)

Australia-New Zealand (FNMOC) (NOGAPS)

Australia-New Zealand (FNMOC) (GFS)

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Past Tropical Cyclones:

1998 Annual Tropical Cyclone Report
(JTWC)
1997 Annual Tropical Cyclone Report
(JWTC)
1994-95 Summary of Tropical Cyclones in Southern Hemisphere(UKMET)
1995-96 Summary of Tropical Cyclones in Southern Hemisphere(UKMET)
1996-97 Summary of Tropical Cyclones in Southern Hemisphere(UKMET)
1997-98 Summary of Tropical Cyclones in Southern Hemisphere(UKMET)
1998-99 Summary of Tropical Cyclones in Southern Hemisphere(UKMET)
1999-00 Summary of Tropical Cyclones in Southern Hemisphere(UKMET)
2000-01 Summary of Tropical Cyclones in Southern Hemisphere(UKMET)
2001-02 Summary of Tropical Cyclones in Southern Hemisphere(UKMET)
2002-03 Summary of Tropical Cyclones in Southern Hemisphere(UKMET)
2003-04 Summary of Tropical Cyclones in Southern Hemisphere(UKMET)
Best Track Data-Southern Hemisphere
1995 Track Map-South Indian Ocean
1995 Track Map-Southwest Pacific
1995 Track Map-Southeast Pacific
1996 Track Map-South Indian Ocean
1996 Track Map-Southwest Pacific
1996 Track Map-Southeast Pacific
1997 Track Map-South Indian Ocean
1997 Track Map-Southwest Pacific
1997 Track Map-Southeast Pacific
1998 Track Map-South Indian Ocean
1998 Track Map-Southwest Pacific
1998 Track Map-Southeast Pacific
1999 Track Map-South Indian Ocean
1999 Track Map-Southwest Pacific
1999 Track Map-Southeast Pacific
2000 Track Map-South Indian Ocean
2000 Track Map-Southwest Pacific
2000 Track Map-Southeast Pacific
2001 Track Map-South Indian Ocean
2001 Track Map-Southwest Pacific
2001 Track Map-Southeast Pacific
2002 Track Map-South Indian Ocean
2002 Track Map-Southwest Pacific
2002 Track Map-Southeast Pacific
2003 Track Map-South Indian Ocean
2003 Track Map-Southwest Pacific
2003 Track Map-Southeast Pacific
2004 Track Map-South Indian Ocean
2004 Track Map-Southwest Pacific
2004 Track Map-Southeast Pacific

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