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Southern Hemisphere 2004-2005 Tropical Cyclone Season Review
[Summaries and Track Data] [Prepared by Gary Padgett]


              A REVIEW OF THE 2004-2005 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 2004 and 30 June 2005 as reported in the Monthly
  Global Tropical Cyclone Summaries prepared by the author.

    (1) Number - this is the sequential cyclone 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
        SAT - South Atlantic Ocean

     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)
 ------------------------------------------------------------------------

 02S  (MFR-02)              25-29 Oct        996     35    30    SWI
 03S  Arola                 07-13 Nov        976     75    60    SWI
 04S  Bento                 20-30 Nov        905    140   120    SWI
 ---  (MFR-05)              11 Dec          1000     --    25    SWI (1)
 06S  Chambo                23 Dec-02 Jan    945     95    85    SWI
 ---  (MFR-07)              04-05 Jan        998     --    30    SWI
 12S  Ernest                17-25 Jan        940    100    90    SWI
 11S  Daren                 17-22 Jan        988     45    40    SWI
 ---  Felapi                26 Jan-02 Feb    995     --    35    SWI
 14S  Gerard                28 Jan-05 Feb    973     60    60    SWI
 ---  (MFR-13)              04-08 Feb        997     --    30    SWI
 ---  (MFR-14)              08-17 Feb       1000     --    25    SWI
 ---  (MFR-15)              24-28 Feb        998     --    30    SWI
 24S  Hennie                21-29 Mar        980     65    55    SWI
 25S  Isang                 29 Mar-07 Apr    975     55    60    SWI


 NOTES:

 (1) System was a short-lived subtropical disturbance.
 
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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)
 ------------------------------------------------------------------------

 01S  Phoebe                31 Aug-04 Sep    984     55    50     SWI/AUW
 05S  -----                 02-07 Dec        998     40    30     AUW
 07S  Raymond               31 Dec-03 Jan    990     50    45     AUW
 09S  Sally                 07-10 Jan        988     40    45     AUW
 10S  -----                 13-19 Jan        998     35    30     AUW (1)
 13S  Tim                   23-26 Jan        988     35    45     AUW
 17S  Vivienne              05-10 Feb        990     35    45     AUW
 23S  Willy                 09-17 Mar        960     90    80     AUW
 26S  Adeline-Juliet        01-14 Apr        905    130   120     AUW/SWI


 NOTES:

 (1) Some peripheral gales were associated with this system.

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                      NORTHEAST AUSTRALIA / CORAL SEA

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

 ---  -----                 19-25 Jan        997     --    40     AUE (1)
 16P  Harvey                05-14 Feb        965     50    85     AUE
 22P  Ingrid                05-19 Mar        925    135   120     AUE/AUW
 ---  -----                 14-15 Apr        993     --    45     AUE (2)


 NOTES:

 (1) This system had two lives:  the first as a weak but well-defined
     tropical LOW inland over the Cape York Peninsula.  The latter
     portion occurred over water and peripheral gales were reported,
     but the system did not then have the structure of a true tropical
     cyclone.

 (2) System occurred in Port Moresby's AOR but no warnings were issued by
     that agency.  The CP and MSW reported above were taken from gale
     warnings issued by BoM Brisbane.

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                             SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN

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

 ---  (01F)                 28-30 Oct       1001     --    25     SPA (1)
 ---  (02F)                 03-14 Dec       1000     --    30     SPA (2)
 ---  (03F)                 05-10 Dec       1003     --    25     SPA
 ---  Judy                  22-27 Dec        989     --    40     SPA
 08P  Kerry                 03-15 Jan        960     90    75     SPA/AUE
 ---  Lola                  26 Jan-02 Feb    990     --    40     SPA
 15P  Meena                 02-08 Feb        915    125   115     SPA
 18P  Nancy                 10-18 Feb        935    125   110     SPA
 19P  Olaf                  10-23 Feb        915    145   125     SPA
 20P  Percy                 24 Feb-05 Mar    900    140   125     SPA
 ---  (11F)                 26-27 Feb        998     --    30     SPA (2)
 21P  Rae                   27 Feb-08 Mar    990     35    40     SPA
 ---  (13F)                 27 Feb-04 Mar   1001     --    --     SPA (3)
 ---  (14F)                 14 Apr-01 May   1000     --    30     SPA
 ---  Sheila                20-23 Apr        995     --    40     SPA
 ---  (17F)                 26 Apr-01 May   1007     --    --     SPA (3)
 ---  (18F)                 29 Apr-01 May   1006     --    --     SPA (3)


 NOTES:

 (1) This system drifted westward in the early days of November into
     Brisbane's AOR.  That warning centre mentioned the LOW in its daily
     tropical weather outlook for several days but gave no coordinates.

 (2) Some peripheral gales were associated with these systems.

 (3) No MSW specified in the Tropical Disturbance Summaries issued by
     RSMC Nadi for these systems.

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

Document: summ2004-2005.htm
Updated: 7th August, 2005

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