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Monthly Global Tropical Cyclone Tracks March 2005
[Summaries and Track Data] [Prepared by Gary Padgett]

               GLOBAL TROPICAL CYCLONE TRACKS - MARCH 2005


          !!!! IMPORTANT -- PLEASE SEE NOTE AT END OF FILE !!!!

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NORTHWEST PACIFIC (NWP) - North Pacific Ocean West of Longitude 180


                         Sources of Information
                         ----------------------

     The track coordinates and 1-minute average maximum sustained wind
  values in general were taken from operational warnings issued by the
  Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) of the U. S. Air Force and Navy,
  located at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.  The central pressure and 10-minute
  average maximum sustained wind estimates for most systems were obtained
  from warnings issued by the Japanese Meteorological Agency (JMA), which
  is the World Meteorological Organization's Regional Specialised Meteor-
  ological Centre for the basin.  In a few instances, information from
  warnings issued by other Asian warning centers may have been utilized.
  The center position coordinates from JMA and other centers were com-
  pared with those from JTWC and annotations made in the Remarks column
  when the differences in general amounted to 40-50 nm or more.

     Michael V. Padua of Naga City in the Philippines, owner of the
  Typhoon 2000 website, sends me cyclone tracks based upon warnings
  issued by the Japanese Meteorological Agency and the Philippines'
  Atmospheric, Geophysical & Astronomical Services Administration
  (PAGASA).  Also, Huang Chunliang of Fuzhou City, China, sends me
  each month a table comparing the maximum intensities assigned to each
  cyclone from all the applicable warning centers in the Northwest
  Pacific basin.  A very special thanks to Michael and Chunliang for
  the assistance they so reliably provide.


                            Systems Tracked
                            ---------------

   Typhoon ROKE (02W / 0502 / AURING)                  13 - 19 Mar

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Storm Name: ROKE                  Cyclone Number: 02W     Basin: NWP
PAGASA Internal Name: AURING      JMA Tropical Storm Number: 0502

   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
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05 MAR 13 0000   7.2 N  148.5 E  1008         30  JMA warning
05 MAR 13 0600   8.0 N  147.1 E  1004   25    30
05 MAR 13 1200   8.3 N  145.8 E  1000   30    30  
05 MAR 13 1800   9.0 N  143.8 E   998   30    30            
05 MAR 14 0000  10.2 N  142.4 E  1000   30    30            
05 MAR 14 0600  10.4 N  141.2 E  1000   35    30
05 MAR 14 1200  10.4 N  140.0 E  1000   40    30
05 MAR 14 1800  10.6 N  139.2 E  1000   40    30
05 MAR 15 0000  11.7 N  137.5 E   996   40    35
05 MAR 15 0600  11.9 N  136.0 E   992   55    40
05 MAR 15 1200  12.1 N  134.5 E   992   55    40
05 MAR 15 1800  12.2 N  132.9 E   990   65    45
05 MAR 16 0000  11.9 N  131.3 E   985   65    50
05 MAR 16 0600  11.7 N  128.9 E   980   65    55
05 MAR 16 1200  11.4 N  126.9 E   980   65    55
05 MAR 16 1800  11.2 N  124.9 E   985   55    50  Over Leyte Island
05 MAR 17 0000  10.8 N  122.8 E   990   55    45  Over Panay & Negros Is.
05 MAR 17 0600  11.5 N  121.3 E   994   45    40  Over Sulu Sea
05 MAR 17 1200  12.3 N  120.2 E   996   40    40  Near Calamian Group
05 MAR 17 1800  12.9 N  118.3 E   998   25    35  Over South China Sea
05 MAR 18 0000  13.0 N  117.0 E  1004         25  JMA bulletins
05 MAR 18 0600  12.0 N  117.0 E  1008         25  
05 MAR 18 1200  12.0 N  115.0 E  1008         25
05 MAR 18 1800  11.0 N  113.0 E  1008         25
05 MAR 19 0000  11.0 N  113.0 E  1008         25
05 MAR 19 0600  10.0 N  110.0 E  1008         25

Note: Following is the MSW comparison table prepared and sent by Huang
Chunliang:

====================================================
== Typhoon 02W/ROKE/0502/AURING (Mar 13-19, 2005) ==
====================================================

TCWC       STORM ID                              PEAK MSW (kt)
--------------------------------------------------------------
JTWC       Typhoon 02W (ROKE)                    65
JMA        Typhoon 0502 (ROKE)                   55
PAGASA     Severe Tropical Storm AURING          55
NMCC       Severe Tropical Storm 0502 (ROKE)     60
HKO        Severe Tropical Storm ROKE (0502)     50
CWB        Weak Typhoon 0502 (ROKE)              55

Note:  In the title line the storm grade has been adopted based on the 
classification of the most "radical" TCWC.  Also, all the storm names/
numbers available to me have been referenced.  In addition, the starting
date points to the one when the system was initially upgraded to TD
status by whatever TCWC, while the ending date represents the one when
the storm was last ranked as a TD by whatever TCWC.

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SOUTHWEST INDIAN OCEAN (SWI) - South Indian Ocean West of Longitude 90E


                         Sources of Information
                         ----------------------

     The track coordinates as well as the central pressure and 10-minute
  average maximum sustained wind estimates were obtained from warnings
  issued by Meteo France's Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre on Reunion
  Island (MFR), which is the World Meteorological Organization's Regional
  Specialised Meteorological Centre for the basin.  The 1-minute average
  maximum sustained wind estimates were taken from warnings issued by the
  Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) of the U. S. Air Force and Navy,
  located at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.  The center position coordinates from
  JTWC were compared with those from MFR and annotations made in the
  Remarks column when the differences in general amounted to 40-50 nm
  or more.


                            Systems Tracked
                            ---------------

   Severe Tropical Storm HENNIE (MFR-16 / 24S)         21 - 29 Mar

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Storm Name: HENNIE                Cyclone Number: 24S     Basin: SWI
MFR Tropical Disturbance Number: 16

   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
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05 MAR 21 0600  12.8 S   63.9 E  1004         20  Locally 25 kts
05 MAR 21 1200  13.6 S   62.8 E  1002         25
05 MAR 21 1800  14.2 S   61.4 E  1000   30    25
05 MAR 22 0000  14.5 S   60.3 E   997         30
05 MAR 22 0600  14.7 S   59.8 E   998   30    30  Named by Mauritius
05 MAR 22 1200  15.6 S   59.2 E   995         35
05 MAR 22 1800  15.8 S   58.4 E   994   40    35
05 MAR 23 0000  16.0 S   58.3 E   994         35
05 MAR 23 0600  16.5 S   58.8 E   992   45    40
05 MAR 23 1200  17.4 S   58.9 E   990         40
05 MAR 23 1800  18.8 S   58.6 E   985   55    50
05 MAR 24 0000  19.4 S   58.6 E   980         55
05 MAR 24 0600  20.4 S   59.0 E   980   65    55
05 MAR 24 1200  21.3 S   58.8 E   980         55
05 MAR 24 1800  21.8 S   58.9 E   980   60    55
05 MAR 25 0000  22.5 S   58.9 E   984         50
05 MAR 25 0600  22.5 S   59.0 E   984   55    50
05 MAR 25 1200  22.7 S   59.3 E   984         50
05 MAR 25 1800  23.2 S   60.6 E   985   45    50
05 MAR 26 0000  23.4 S   60.8 E   986         45
05 MAR 26 0600  23.8 S   61.1 E   986   45    45
05 MAR 26 1200  24.5 S   61.4 E   986         45
05 MAR 26 1800  25.0 S   61.8 E   986   45    45
05 MAR 27 0000  25.3 S   61.4 E   988         45
05 MAR 27 0600  25.8 S   62.1 E   990   30    45  Extratropical
05 MAR 27 1200  25.9 S   62.6 E   990         45
05 MAR 27 1800  26.0 S   63.5 E   990         45
05 MAR 28 0000  26.1 S   63.8 E   990         45
05 MAR 28 0600  26.5 S   64.2 E   990         45
05 MAR 28 1200  27.0 S   65.0 E   990         45
05 MAR 28 1800  27.8 S   65.2 E   992         45
05 MAR 29 0000  28.1 S   66.1 E   994         45
05 MAR 29 0600  28.9 S   66.3 E   994         45
05 MAR 29 1200  30.2 S   66.5 E   994         45

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NORTHWEST AUSTRALIA/SOUTHEAST INDIAN OCEAN (AUW) - Longitude 90E to 135E


                          Sources of Information
                          ----------------------

     The track coordinates as well as the central pressure and 10-minute
  average maximum sustained wind estimates were obtained from warnings
  issued by the Tropical Cyclone Warning Centres at Perth, Western
  Australia, and Darwin, Northern Territory.    The 1-minute average
  maximum sustained wind estimates were taken from warnings issued by
  the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) of the U. S. Air Force and
  Navy, located at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.  The center position coordinates
  from JTWC were compared with those from the Australian centres and
  annotations made in the Remarks column when the differences in general
  amounted to 40-50 nm or more.


                            Systems Tracked
                            ---------------

   Severe Tropical Cyclone WILLY (23S)                 09 - 17 Mar

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Storm Name: WILLY                 Cyclone Number: 23S     Basin: AUW
(Name assigned by Perth TCWC)

   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
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05 MAR 09 0100  13.0 S  119.5 E  1002         25
05 MAR 09 0400  12.6 S  119.4 E  1002         25
05 MAR 09 1000  13.0 S  118.7 E   998         30
05 MAR 09 1600  13.1 S  118.0 E   995   35    35
05 MAR 09 2200  14.0 S  117.5 E   990         40
05 MAR 10 0400  14.3 S  116.1 E   988   55    45
05 MAR 10 1000  14.8 S  115.3 E   980         55
05 MAR 10 1600  15.4 S  114.7 E   975   65    60
05 MAR 10 2200  15.9 S  113.9 E   970         65
05 MAR 11 0400  16.4 S  113.0 E   960   90    75
05 MAR 11 1000  17.2 S  112.1 E   960   90    70
05 MAR 11 1600  18.1 S  111.4 E   960   90    70
05 MAR 11 2200  18.3 S  111.1 E   960   90    80
05 MAR 12 0400  19.1 S  110.6 E   960   80    75  JTWC-06Z: 19.8S/110.2E
05 MAR 12 1000  20.2 S  109.8 E   960   75    75
05 MAR 12 1600  20.9 S  109.2 E   960         75
05 MAR 12 2200  20.9 S  109.0 E   960   75    75
05 MAR 13 0400  20.9 S  108.8 E   965         70
05 MAR 13 1000  21.2 S  108.4 E   975   55    60
05 MAR 13 1600  21.1 S  107.9 E   980         55
05 MAR 13 2200  21.3 S  107.2 E   990   35    40
05 MAR 14 0400  21.2 S  106.9 E   992         40
05 MAR 14 1000  21.2 S  106.3 E   997         30
05 MAR 15 0200  19.9 S  104.3 E               25
05 MAR 16 0300  20.0 S  102.0 E               20
05 MAR 17 0300  21.2 S  101.8 E               20

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NORTHEAST AUSTRALIA/CORAL SEA (AUE) - Longitude 135E to 160E


                         Sources of Information
                         ----------------------

     The track coordinates as well as the central pressure and 10-minute
  average maximum sustained wind estimates were obtained from warnings
  issued by the Tropical Cyclone Warning Centres at Darwin, Northern
  Territory; Brisbane, Queensland; and Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.
  The 1-minute average maximum sustained wind estimates were taken from
  warnings issued by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) of the U. S.
  Air Force and Navy, located at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.    The center
  position coordinates from JTWC were compared with those from the
  Australian centres and annotations made in the Remarks column when the
  differences in general amounted to 40-50 nm or more.


                            Systems Tracked
                            ---------------

   Severe Tropical Cyclone INGRID (22P)                05 - 19 Mar

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Storm Name: INGRID                Cyclone Number: 22P     Basin: AUE/AUW
(Named assigned by Brisbane TCWC)

   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
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05 MAR 05 0200  11.8 S  144.2 E  1006         20
05 MAR 05 0500  11.9 S  145.0 E  1004         25
05 MAR 05 1100  12.7 S  146.3 E  1004         30
05 MAR 05 1800  12.4 S  147.4 E  1002         30
05 MAR 06 0000  12.7 S  148.0 E  1002         30
05 MAR 06 0200  12.7 S  148.0 E   998         40  Named TC Ingrid
05 MAR 06 0600  13.1 S  148.1 E   995   45    45
05 MAR 06 0700  13.1 S  148.1 E   985         50
05 MAR 06 1200  13.6 S  148.7 E   975         70
05 MAR 06 1800  13.8 S  149.0 E   970   75    75
05 MAR 07 0000  14.1 S  148.8 E   965         80
05 MAR 07 0600  14.3 S  148.6 E   950  120    85
05 MAR 07 0700  14.3 S  148.5 E   930         95
05 MAR 07 1200  14.3 S  148.4 E   935         90
05 MAR 07 1800  14.0 S  147.9 E   930  130   115
05 MAR 08 0000  13.9 S  147.4 E   930        115
05 MAR 08 0600  14.0 S  146.9 E   930  130   115
05 MAR 08 1200  14.0 S  146.5 E   930        115
05 MAR 08 1800  13.6 S  146.1 E   935  105   110
05 MAR 09 0000  13.5 S  145.5 E   935        110
05 MAR 09 0600  13.6 S  145.0 E   950  105    95
05 MAR 09 1200  13.5 S  144.5 E   970         75
05 MAR 09 1800  13.2 S  143.8 E   960  100    85
05 MAR 09 2000  13.2 S  143.5 E   955         90  Moving inland
05 MAR 10 0000  13.0 S  143.0 E   975         65
05 MAR 10 0600  13.4 S  141.9 E   990   65    45
05 MAR 10 1200  13.1 S  141.5 E   992         40  Entering Gulf of Carp.
05 MAR 10 1800  12.9 S  140.3 E   978   60    55 
05 MAR 11 0000  12.5 S  139.5 E   978         60
05 MAR 11 0600  12.4 S  138.7 E   970   80    70
05 MAR 11 1200  12.2 S  137.8 E   955  120    90
05 MAR 11 1800  11.9 S  136.8 E   950  120   100
05 MAR 12 0000  11.6 S  135.9 E   938        110
05 MAR 12 0600  11.6 S  134.9 E   925  135   120
05 MAR 12 1200  11.4 S  133.9 E   925        120
05 MAR 12 1800  11.2 S  132.8 E   930  120   110  Crossing Croker Is.
05 MAR 13 0000  11.2 S  132.2 E   944        100           "
05 MAR 13 0600  11.3 S  131.3 E   950  100    90  Crossing Melville Is.
05 MAR 13 1200  11.4 S  130.8 E   955         80
05 MAR 13 1800  11.5 S  130.2 E   955  100    80  Crossing Bathurst Is.
05 MAR 14 0000  11.5 S  129.7 E   960         80
05 MAR 14 0600  11.8 S  129.4 E   960  100    80
05 MAR 14 1200  12.1 S  128.7 E   950         90
05 MAR 14 1800  12.1 S  128.3 E   945  115   100
05 MAR 15 0000  12.8 S  128.0 E   935        110
05 MAR 15 0600  13.2 S  127.6 E   935  130   110
05 MAR 15 1200  13.8 S  127.2 E   935        110  Moving inland
05 MAR 15 1800  14.3 S  126.7 E   955   90    90
05 MAR 16 0000  14.4 S  126.4 E   968         65
05 MAR 16 0400  14.5 S  126.5 E   980         55
05 MAR 16 1000  15.1 S  127.2 E   985         45
05 MAR 16 1600  15.4 S  127.6 E   988         40
05 MAR 19 1900  15.4 S  128.2 E   992         35
05 MAR 19 2200  15.9 S  129.0 E               30

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SOUTH PACIFIC (SPA) - South Pacific Ocean East of Longitude 160E


                         Sources of Information
                         ----------------------

     The track coordinates as well as the central pressure and 10-minute
  average maximum sustained wind estimates were obtained from warnings
  issued by the Tropical Cyclone Warning Centres at Nadi, Fiji, and
  Wellington, New Zealand.  The 1-minute average maximum sustained wind
  estimates were taken from warnings issued by the Joint Typhoon Warning
  Center (JTWC) of the U. S. Air Force and Navy, located at Pearl Harbor,
  Hawaii.  The center position coordinates from JTWC were compared with
  those from the Southern Hemisphere centres and annotations made in the
  Remarks column when the differences in general amounted to 40-50 nm
  or more.


                            Systems Tracked
                            ---------------

   Tropical Cyclone RAE (12F / 21P)                    27 Feb - 08 Mar
   Tropical Depression (13F)                           27 Feb - 04 Mar

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Storm Name: RAE                   Cyclone Number: 21P     Basin: SPA
Fiji Tropical Disturbance Number: 12F

   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
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05 FEB 27 2100  11.0 S  175.0 E  1003
05 FEB 28 2100  11.5 S  178.5 E  1003
05 MAR 01 0600  12.0 S  178.0 W  1003              Class. as Trop. Dep.
05 MAR 01 2100  14.5 S  176.5 W  1003
05 MAR 02 0600  14.5 S  180.0 W  1000
05 MAR 02 2100  14.0 S  180.0 W  1000
05 MAR 03 0600  15.0 S  179.0 W  1000
05 MAR 03 1800  14.0 S  176.0 W  1000   
05 MAR 04 0600  15.0 S  176.0 W  1002   
05 MAR 04 1700  16.0 S  167.4 W   998         30
05 MAR 04 2100  16.8 S  167.3 W   999         30
05 MAR 05 0000  17.0 S  167.2 W   997         30
05 MAR 05 0600  18.0 S  166.3 W   997         30
05 MAR 05 1200  18.9 S  165.7 W   997         30
05 MAR 05 1800  20.5 S  164.7 W   997         30
05 MAR 05 2100  21.0 S  164.5 W   990         35  Named TC Rae
05 MAR 06 0000  21.7 S  163.9 W   990   35    40
05 MAR 06 0600  23.0 S  162.7 W   995   35    35
05 MAR 06 1200  23.9 S  161.4 W   997         30  Gales in SE semi
05 MAR 06 1800  24.2 S  158.3 W   998   30    30  JTWC: 24.5S/160.0W
05 MAR 07 0000  23.0 S  159.5 W   998         30  Gales in S semi
05 MAR 07 0600  23.0 S  159.0 W   998         30  Extratropical
05 MAR 07 1200  24.0 S  157.0 W   998         40  Gales in SE quad
05 MAR 07 1800  23.0 S  159.0 W  1002         40          "
05 MAR 08 0000  23.4 S  158.5 W  1002         40          "

Note: No maximum winds were specified in the Tropical Disturbance
Advisories issued by RSMC Nadi prior to 04/1700 UTC.  It is likely that
during this stage the MSW (10-min avg) did not exceed 20-25 kts.

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Storm Name: None                  Cyclone Number: None    Basin: SPA
Fiji Tropical Disturbance Number: 13F

   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
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05 FEB 27 2100  11.5 S  160.0 E  1004
05 FEB 28 2100  11.5 S  161.0 E  1003
05 MAR 01 0600  11.0 S  165.0 E  1002
05 MAR 01 2100  11.0 S  168.0 E  1004
05 MAR 02 0600  15.0 S  174.0 E  1002 
05 MAR 02 1800  16.0 S  177.0 E  1002               Class. as Trop. Dep.
05 MAR 03 0600  18.0 S  178.0 E  1001
05 MAR 03 1800  18.0 S  178.0 E  1001
05 MAR 04 0600  18.0 S  178.0 E  1003
05 MAR 04 2300  19.0 S  179.0 E  1003

Note: No maximum winds were specified in the Tropical Disturbance
Advisories issued by RSMC Nadi.  It is likely that the MSW (10-min avg)
did not exceed 20-25 kts.

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             !!!!!!  IMPORTANT NOTE - PLEASE READ  !!!!!!

     To repeat the caveat which is included in the Author's Note
  at the end of the cyclone summaries--the tropical cyclone tracks
  I prepare are based upon the operational warnings/advisories/
  advices/bulletins which are issued by the various tropical cyclone
  warning agencies around the world.   Users of these tracks should
  be aware that they are preliminary and subject to revision during
  post-seasonal analyses of the cyclones by the forecasters and
  analysts at the several warning centers.

     For the Atlantic and Northeast Pacific basins, official tropical
  cyclone reports and "best tracks" can be found at the website of
  the Tropical Prediction Center/National Hurricane Center:

     http://www.nhc.noaa.gov>

     The Joint Typhoon Warning Center's website contains links to their
  Annual Tropical Cyclone Reports which include that agency's "best
  tracks" for tropical cyclones in the Northwest Pacific basin, the
  North Indian Ocean, and the Southern Hemisphere:

     http://199.10.200.33/jtwc.html>


  SPECIAL NOTE:  Back issues of the global tropical cyclone summaries
  and monthly cyclone track files can be obtained at the following
  websites:

    ftp://ftp.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/pub/landsea/padgett/>
    http://australiasevereweather.com/cyclones/>
    http://www.typhoon2000.ph>
    http://mpittweather.com>
    http://www.tropicalcyclone2005.com/>


  PREPARED BY:

  Gary Padgett              [email protected]


  SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS BY:

  Michael V. Padua          [email protected] 
                            [email protected]

  Huang Chunliang           [email protected]

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Document: trak0503.htm
Updated: 17th May, 2005

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