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Tropical Cyclones Australia Region
Current, Recent and Historical Tropical Cyclones

Tropical cyclones, hurricanes and typhoons for Australia and the Southern Hemisphere developed by Michael Bath.

Be sure to always check the Bureau of Meteorology warnings page for the very latest advices.

June 2017:
- BoM Data and maps updated to end of 2016/17 season

June 2017:
- JTWC Best Tracks and maps updated to end of 2015/16 season

July 2017:
- Operational Data and maps updated to end of 2016/17 season

Infrared Mosaic Satellite Photo - click for larger view
Click the satellite picture for a larger view of the South Indian Ocean, South Pacific Ocean and Australian region.

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 Current / Recent Storms
 2016/17 season

 Tropical Cyclone warnings and
 tracking maps for the current season


Tropical Cyclone Ella, AU/SPAC [9 - 14 May 2017]
- JTWC Warnings and Track


Tropical Cyclone Donna, AU/SPAC [2 - 10 May 2017]
- JTWC Warnings and Track
Tropical Cyclone Greg, AU/SIO [30 April - 1 May 2017]
- BoM Track
Tropical Cyclone Frances, AU/SIO [27 - 30 April 2017]
- JTWC Warnings and Track | BoM Track
Tropical Cyclone Cook, AU/SPAC [8 - 11 April 2017]
- JTWC Warnings and Track
Tropical Cyclone Ernie, AU/SIO [6 - 10 April 2017]
- JTWC Warnings and Track | BoM Track
Tropical Cyclone Fourteen, SPAC [5 - 6 April 2017]
- JTWC Warnings and Track
Tropical Cyclone Debbie, AU/SPAC [24 - 28 March 2017]
- JTWC Warnings and Track | BoM Track
Tropical Cyclone Caleb, AU/SIO [23 - 27 March 2017]
- JTWC Warnings and Track
Tropical Cyclone Fernando, SIO [8 - 10 March 2017]
- JTWC Warnings and Track
Tropical Cyclone Blanche, AU/SIO [5 - 6 March 2017]
- JTWC Warnings and Track
Tropical Cyclone Enawo, SIO [3 - 10 March 2017]
- JTWC Warnings and Track


Region Advisories and Notes:
Operational Data Tropical Cyclone Track Maps

click for current season map  Season Summary and Individual Tropical
 Cyclone Track Maps from the 1997/98
 season complete to end of 2016/17
 season


Operational data includes all tropical cyclones, tropical lows, tropical depressions and hybrid lows the various tropical cyclone warning agencies issued warnings and advisories for. Season and individual tracks are available from the 1997/98 season onwards.

Summary listing of all Operational tropical cyclones

OPER: Australia
90E - 180E
OPER: South Indian Ocean
15E - 135E
OPER: South Pacific Ocean
135E - 110W
OPER: Southern Hemisphere
15E - 110W

Information about the Southern Hemispshere basins and tropical cyclone intensities are available here.

Global Tracks and Summaries

Individual tropical cyclone event descriptions/overviews and operational track source data prepared monthly by Gary Padgett and Steve Young.

View the Plotting Notes which define the southern hemisphere warning regions, and compare the Australian tropical cyclone intensity scale with the US Saffin/Simpson Hurricane intensity scale.

Tropical Cyclone Resources
Weather Maps & Radar :

Bureau of Meteorology:
[Australian Radar]

[Weather and Wave Forecast Maps]
[Australian Region MSL Analysis]
[SIO MSL Analysis]
[00z SPAC MSL Analysis]

Fiji Meteorological Service:
[03z SPAC MSL Analysis]
[12z SPAC MSL Analysis]
[18z SPAC MSL Analysis]

New Zealand Met Service:
[Tasman Sea New Zealand]
[Southwest Pacific]

More Weather Maps ...

Satellite Pictures :

Bureau of Meteorology:
[Satellite Viewer]

University of Wisconsin:
[CIMSS Tropical Cyclones Index]
[Western Australia] [Eastern Australia] [Indian Ocean] [Southeast Pacific]

BSCH (various sources)
[Australian VIS]
[Australian IR]

Cyclone Satellite Loops

More Satellite Images ...

Southern Hemisphere Tropical Cyclone Warning Agencies :

  [Bureau of Meteorology]
  [Naval Oceanography Portal / JTWC]
  [Fiji Meteorological Service]
  [New Zealand Metservice]
  [Meteo France La Reunion]
  [Indonesian Agency For Meteorology]
  [UK Met Office]

Other Resources:

Global Tropical Cyclone Terminology by Gary Padgett
Storm Apk: Storm Android App tracks utilize the most advanced severe weather algorithms to provide a detailed analysis of an impending storm
Australian Tropical Cyclone Names List by Bureau of Meteorology
Tropical Cyclone Pages by NRL Monterey Marine Meteorology Division
Australian Tropical Cyclone Impacts by Jeff Callaghan, Bureau of Meteorology: [East Coast] [Gulf of Carpentaria]
Hurricanes, Typhoons, and Tropical Cyclones FAQ
Tropical Cyclone Product Information by Bureau of Meteorology
Links to other Australian and International tropical cyclone, hurricane and typhoon information

Historical Tropical Cyclone Track Maps

For historical tropical cyclone information scroll down to the season links to access over 3,000 individual and over 475 season tracks plotted on Google Maps. The tropical cyclone tracks for the southern hemisphere are based on Bureau of Meteorology and Joint Typhoon Warning Center data.

Bureau of Meteorology Data

 BoM Data 1906/07 to 2016/17 :

 Season Summary and Individual
 Tropical Cyclone Track Maps


November 2016: The complete set of individual and season track maps and data for all years of Bureau of Meteorology tropical cyclone data is available: 1906/07 to 2016/17 (1000 cyclones).

Summary listing of all BoM tropical cyclones

BoM: Australia
90E - 160E


Joint Typhoon Warning Center Best Tracks

 JTWC Best Tracks 1944/45 to 2015/16 :

 Season Summary and Individual
 Tropical Cyclone Track Maps


June 2017: The complete set of individual and season track maps and data for all years of Joint Typhoon Warning Center best tracks data is available: 1944/45 to 2015/16 (2,011 cyclones).

Summary listing of all JTWC tropical cyclones

JTWC: Australia
90E - 180E
JTWC: South Indian Ocean
15E - 135E
JTWC: South Pacific Ocean
135E - 110W
JTWC: Southern Hemisphere
15E - 110W

Acknowledgements:

Southern Hemisphere Tropical Cyclone tracks developed by Michael Bath. If you have any comments, suggestions for new maps, requests for custom maps or data, or other ideas please contact me.

BoM data and warnings obtained from the Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne.
JTWC data obtained from Joint Typhoon Warning Center Best Tracks. Tropical Advisories sourced from the Naval Oceanography Portal / Joint Typhoon Warning Center. Advisory list subscriptions
Map backgrounds by Google Maps


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