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Southern Hemisphere 2001-2002 Tropical Cyclone Season Review
[Summaries and Track Data] [Prepared by Gary Padgett]

             A REVIEW OF THE 2001-2002 TROPICAL CYCLONE SEASON

                        FOR THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE

     Following is a tabular summary of all the tropical depressions
  and tropical cyclones which occurred in the Southern Hemisphere
  between 1 July 2001 and 30 June 2002 as reported in the Monthly
  Global Tropical Cyclone Summaries prepared by the author.

    (1) Number - this is the cyclone warning number assigned by JTWC
        in Hawaii.

    (2) Name - the name (if any) assigned by the responsible Tropical
        Cyclone Warning Centre.  For systems in the South Indian Ocean
        west of 90E and in the Southwest Pacific east of 160E which were
        unnamed, the alphanumeric designator applied by La Reunion or
        Fiji, respectively, is given in this column.

    (3) Dates - range of dates for which tracking information for the 
        cyclone is available in the Global Tropical Cyclone Tracks files
        prepared by the author.  The dates given in most cases refer to
        the time the system was in warning status and generally do not
        include the pre-depression stages of the disturbance.

    (4) Pressure - Lowest central pressure (either estimated or recorded)
        during the lifetime of the cyclone.  An asterisk (*) following
        the pressure indicates the reading was an actual measured
        pressure.   Central pressure is given in millibars, which is
        numerically equivalent to hectopascals.

    (5) MSW 1-min avg - maximum 1-minute average sustained windspeed in 
        knots as assigned by JTWC.  An asterisk (*) following the MSW
        indicates that it was an actual measured value.

    (6) MSW 10-min avg - maximum 10-minute average sustained windspeed
        in knots as assigned by the responsible Tropical Cyclone Warning
        Centre.  An asterisk (*) following the MSW indicates that it was
        an actual measured value.

    (7) Basins - tropical cyclone basins where the cyclone tracked during
        its life:

        SWI - Southwest Indian Ocean - West of 90E
        AUW - Northwest Australia/Southeast Indian Ocean - 90E to 135E
        AUE - Northeast Australia/Coral Sea - 135E to 160E
        SPA - South Pacific Ocean - East of 160E

     A number in parentheses (e.g. (1) ) following an entry refers to
  a note following the entries for the given basin.   A separate table
  is given for each of the four Southern Hemisphere basins.

     Abbreviations for Tropical Cyclone Warning Centres:

  JTWC -    Joint Typhoon Warning Center, formerly on Guam, now at
            Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
  MFR -     Meteo France Reunion (RSMC La Reunion)
  RSMC -    Regional Specialised Meteorological Centre

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                          SOUTHWEST INDIAN OCEAN

 JTWC    NAME                DATES          CENT    MSW   MSW    BASIN
 NUM                                        PRS   1-MIN 10-MIN
                                            (mb)   (kts) (kts)
 ------------------------------------------------------------------------

 01S  (MFR 01)              04-08 Oct        998     35    30    SWI
 04S  (MFR 03)              15-23 Nov        998     35    30    SWI
 08S  Cyprien               30 Dec-03 Jan    980     50    55    SWI
 10S  Dina                  17-26 Jan        910    130   115    SWI
 11S  Eddy                  22-28 Jan        965     65    70    SWI
 12S  Francesca             30 Jan-12 Feb    925    115   100    SWI
 ---  (MFR 09)              05-06 Feb       1005     --    25    SWI
 15S  Guillaume             14-22 Feb        920    120   105    SWI
 18S  Hary                  05-15 Mar        905    140   120    SWI
 20S  Ikala                 22-31 Mar        940    105    90    SWI
 23S  Kesiny                30 Apr-11 May    974     65    70    SWI
 ---  (MFR 15)              11-15 Jun       1000     25    25    SWI

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               NORTHWEST AUSTRALIA / SOUTHEAST INDIAN OCEAN

 JTWC    NAME                DATES          CENT    MSW   MSW    BASIN
 NUM                                        PRS   1-MIN 10-MIN
                                            (mb)   (kts) (kts)
 ------------------------------------------------------------------------

 02S  Alex-Andre (1)        24-31 Oct        980     55    55     AUW/SWI
 ---  -----                 07-13 Nov        998     30    30     AUW
 05S  Bessi-Bako (2)        25 Nov-06 Dec    966     75    65     AUW/SWI
 13S  Chris                 02-06 Feb        915    125   110     AUW
 ---  ----- (3)             09-13 Feb        998     --    30     AUW/AUE
 21S  Dianne-Jery (4)       05-13 Apr        954    105    80     AUW/SWI
 22S  Bonnie                09-15 Apr        985     50    50     AUW
 24S  Errol                 08-16 May        995     45    35     AUW

 NOTES:

 (1) This system was named Alex by the Perth TCWC and later renamed
     Andre by Mauritius after it had moved west of longitude 90E.

 (2) This system was named Bessi by the Perth TCWC and later renamed
     Bako by Mauritius after it had moved west of longitude 90E.

 (3) System was overland monsoon depression over Northern Territory.

 (4) This system was named Dianne by the Perth TCWC and later renamed
     Jery by Mauritius after it had moved west of longitude 90E.

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                     NORTHEAST AUSTRALIA / CORAL SEA

 JTWC    NAME                DATES          CENT    MSW   MSW    BASIN
 NUM                                        PRS   1-MIN 10-MIN
                                            (mb)   (kts) (kts)
 ------------------------------------------------------------------------

 03S  ----- (1)             15-24 Nov       1002     35    --     AUE/AUW
 ---  -----                 27-29 Nov       1000     --    40     AUE (2)
 09P  Bernie                30 Dec-06 Jan    985     45    50     AUE
 14P  Claudia               11-15 Feb        970     75    65     AUE/SPA
 ---  ----- (3)             16-23 Feb        995     --    --     AUE/AUW
 17P  Des                   04-07 Mar        985     45    50     AUE/SPA
 25P  Upia                  25-29 May        995     35    50     AUW (4)


 NOTES:

 (1) This system began near eastern New Guinea and tracked westward at a
     very low latitude.  JTWC briefly upgraded it to TC-03S after it had
     moved west of longitude 135E.  The Australian TCWCs mentioned it in
     their daily STWOs but never explicitly assigned any maximum wind-
     speeds, so I have not attempted to supply any 10-min avg MSW.

 (2) System was not a tropical cyclone but was possibly some sort of
     hybrid system.

 (3) System moved inland from southern Gulf of Carpentaria on 17 Feb.
     A weak LOW was subsequently tracked westward across the Northern
     Territory.  A system which Perth mentioned in their Tropical Weather
     Outlooks on 21-23 Feb was presumably the same LOW, although there is
     a slight chance it was a separate system.

 (4) System was named by the TCWC at Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

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                          SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN

 JTWC    NAME                DATES          CENT    MSW   MSW    BASIN
 NUM                                        PRS   1-MIN 10-MIN
                                            (mb)   (kts) (kts)
 ------------------------------------------------------------------------

 06P  Trina                 29 Nov-03 Dec    997     35    35     SPA
 ---  (02F)                 08-15 Dec       1000     --    25     SPA (1)
 ---  Vicky                 22-26 Dec        995     --    35     SPA (1)
 07P  Waka                  19 Dec-05 Jan    930    100    95     SPA
 ---  (05F)                 31 Dec-07 Jan    998     --    30     SPA (2)
 ---  (06F)                 15-16 Jan       1000     --    30     SPA (2)
 ---  (07F)                 20-27 Jan        997     --    30     SPA (2)
 ---  (09F)                 17-18 Feb        997     --    30     SPA (2)
 16P  (10F)                 23-26 Feb       1000     35    30     SPA (2)
 ---  (11F)                 26-27 Feb       1002     --    15     SPA
 19P  (13F)                 13-16 Mar       1002     35    30     SPA (2)
 ---  (14F)                 18-23 Mar       1002     --    --     SPA (2)
 ---  (15F)                 01-02 Apr       1002     --    --     SPA
 ---  (16F)                 17-23 Apr       1002     --    --     SPA

 NOTES:

 (1) JTWC did not issue any warnings on these systems; hence, there are
     no 1-min avg MSW estimates.

 (2) Gales were associated with these systems but were well-removed from
     the center.

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 Prepared by Gary Padgett
 E-mail: garyp@alaweb.com
 Home Phone: 334-222-5327

Document: summ2001-2002.htm
Updated: 27th December 2006

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