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Monthly Global Tropical Cyclone Tracks February 2006
[Summaries and Track Data] [Prepared by Gary Padgett]

              GLOBAL TROPICAL CYCLONE TRACKS - FEBRUARY 2006


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

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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
                            ---------------

   Tropical Storm (MFR-09 / 12S)                       19 - 21 Feb
   Intense Tropical Cyclone CARINA (MFR-10 / 14S)      23 Feb - 03 Mar

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Storm Name: None                  Cyclone Number: 12S     Basin: SWI
MFR Tropical Disturbance Number: 09

   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
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06 FEB 19 0600  17.6 S   55.2 E  1003         25
06 FEB 19 1200  18.5 S   56.2 E   999         30
06 FEB 19 1800  19.0 S   57.0 E   995   45    40
06 FEB 20 0000  19.1 S   57.3 E   995         40
06 FEB 20 0600  19.2 S   58.1 E   995   40    40  JTWC: 19.6S/58.0E
06 FEB 20 1200  19.4 S   58.1 E  1000         30
06 FEB 20 1800  19.2 S   57.8 E  1001   25    30
06 FEB 21 0000  18.8 S   57.4 E  1002         25  Locally 30 kts E semi

Note: Even though Meteo France on Reunion Island, which is the WMO's
RSMC for the Southwest Indian Ocean basin, considered this sytsem to be
a tropical storm, it was not assigned a name.  The Meteorological
Service of Mauritius has the privilege of naming storms in this basin,
and they apparently did not consider this system to be a tropical storm.

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Storm Name: CARINA                Cyclone Number: 14S     Basin: SWI
MFR Tropical Disturbance Number: 10

   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
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06 FEB 23 0000   9.9 S   81.4 E  1002         25
06 FEB 23 0600  10.5 S   81.8 E   999   35    30  JTWC: 10.7S/81.1E
06 FEB 23 1200  10.5 S   81.6 E   998         30
06 FEB 23 1800  10.8 S   81.4 E   996   35    35
06 FEB 24 0000  11.8 S   81.7 E   993         40
06 FEB 24 0600  11.4 S   81.4 E   993   55    40
06 FEB 24 1200  11.6 S   81.1 E   987         45
06 FEB 24 1800  12.0 S   80.6 E   985   55    50
06 FEB 25 0000  12.3 S   80.3 E   980         50
06 FEB 25 0600  12.2 S   80.5 E   976   70    55  JTWC: 12.6S/80.0E
06 FEB 25 1200  12.8 S   80.0 E   976         55
06 FEB 25 1800  13.0 S   80.2 E   972   75    60  JTWC: 12.5S/80.2E
06 FEB 26 0000  13.6 S   79.8 E   972         60
06 FEB 26 0600  13.1 S   79.6 E   972   75    60
06 FEB 26 1200  13.5 S   79.7 E   970         65
06 FEB 26 1800  14.0 S   79.8 E   960   90    75
06 FEB 27 0000  14.5 S   79.8 E   955         80
06 FEB 27 0600  14.9 S   79.9 E   946  100    85
06 FEB 27 1200  15.4 S   79.7 E   945         85
06 FEB 27 1800  15.9 S   79.5 E   930  115   100
06 FEB 28 0000  16.4 S   79.0 E   915        110
06 FEB 28 0600  16.5 S   78.6 E   915  130   110
06 FEB 28 1200  16.7 S   78.2 E   910        115
06 FEB 28 1800  16.8 S   78.0 E   915  125   110
06 MAR 01 0000  16.9 S   77.9 E   920        110
06 MAR 01 0600  17.5 S   77.8 E   920  115   110
06 MAR 01 1200  17.5 S   76.6 E   940         90
06 MAR 01 1800  17.8 S   76.3 E   955   65    75
06 MAR 02 0000  18.1 S   76.0 E   960         70
06 MAR 02 0600  19.3 S   78.0 E   965   40    70
06 MAR 02 1200  19.5 S   77.0 E   980         55
06 MAR 02 1800  19.5 S   77.1 E   988   35    40
06 MAR 03 0000  18.6 S   77.7 E   994         40
06 MAR 03 0600  18.9 S   78.7 E   997         35
06 MAR 03 1200  19.2 S   78.8 E  1000         25  Locally 30 kts S semi

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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
                            ---------------

   Tropical Cyclone EMMA (15S)                         26 - 28 Feb

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Storm Name: EMMA                  Cyclone Number: 15S     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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06 FEB 26 0000  13.2 S  116.0 E   998         25
06 FEB 26 0600  12.3 S  114.5 E   998         25  Relocated
06 FEB 26 1200  12.7 S  114.2 E   997         30
06 FEB 26 1800  13.8 S  114.1 E   997         30
06 FEB 27 0000  15.6 S  115.0 E   996         30  Relocated
06 FEB 27 0600  17.4 S  114.8 E   992         30
06 FEB 27 1200  18.9 S  114.7 E   988         35
06 FEB 27 1800  19.5 S  115.7 E   986   35    40  JTWC: 18.7S/115.5E
06 FEB 28 0000  20.6 S  115.6 E   986         40
06 FEB 28 0600  22.0 S  116.3 E   992   30    30  Inland

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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
                            ---------------

   Tropical Cyclone KATE (13P)                         22 - 24 Feb

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Storm Name: KATE                  Cyclone Number: 13P     Basin: AUE
(Name 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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06 FEB 22 0000  10.7 S  143.5 E  1002         30
06 FEB 22 0600  11.2 S  144.2 E  1000         30
06 FEB 22 1200  10.8 S  144.5 E  1000         30
06 FEB 22 1800  10.8 S  144.5 E   995   45    40
06 FEB 23 0000  11.0 S  145.0 E   992         40
06 FEB 23 0600  11.3 S  146.4 E   985   50    50
06 FEB 23 1200  11.3 S  147.4 E   985         50
06 FEB 23 1800  12.0 S  147.5 E   990   45    40
06 FEB 24 0000  11.3 S  146.5 E   995         30  Peripheral gales to E
06 FEB 24 0600  11.0 S  145.9 E   997   20    30  Peripheral gales to S
06 FEB 24 0800  11.0 S  145.8 E   999         25  No associated gales
06 FEB 24 1800  10.5 S  146.0 E   998         30  Possible gales SE semi
06 FEB 24 2200  10.5 S  146.3 E   999         30  Gale wrng cancelled

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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 Depression (10F)                           02 - 04 Feb
   Tropical Depression (11F)                           08 - 10 Feb
   Tropical Cyclone VAIANU (12F / 11P)                 09 - 19 Feb
   Tropical Depression (13F)                           19 - 25 Feb

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Storm Name: None                  Cyclone Number: None    Basin: SPA
Fiji Tropical Disturbance Number: 10F

   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
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06 FEB 02 0600  20.0 S  171.0 W  1000         25
06 FEB 02 1800  20.0 S  169.0 W   998         30
06 FEB 03 0000  21.0 S  168.0 W   999         30
06 FEB 03 0600  21.0 S  168.0 W   999         30
06 FEB 03 1200  22.0 S  168.0 W   999         30  Peripheral gales E semi
06 FEB 03 1800  23.0 S  170.0 W   998         30              "
06 FEB 04 0000  21.5 S  169.5 W   998         30              "
06 FEB 04 0600  25.0 S  169.0 W   999         30  Relocated

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Storm Name: None                  Cyclone Number: None    Basin: SPA
Fiji Tropical Disturbance Number: 11F

   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
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06 FEB 08 2100  16.2 S  172.3 W  1003         25 
06 FEB 09 0600  15.9 S  172.5 W  1002         25
06 FEB 09 2100  18.4 S  171.6 W  1000         30
06 FEB 10 0600  18.5 S  172.2 W  1000         30
06 FEB 10 2100  19.4 S  173.8 W  1000         30

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Storm Name: VAIANU                Cyclone Number: 11P     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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06 FEB 09 2100  14.5 S  177.0 W  1002         25
06 FEB 10 0600  14.5 S  176.1 W  1000         30
06 FEB 10 0900  14.0 S  176.0 W   999         30  Relocated
06 FEB 10 1200  14.1 S  176.0 W  1000         30
06 FEB 10 1800  13.8 S  176.3 W  1000         30
06 FEB 11 0000  16.6 S  174.9 W   999         30  Relocated
06 FEB 11 0600  16.9 S  174.6 W   997         30
06 FEB 11 1200  17.4 S  174.9 W   995   35    35  JTWC: 17.1S/174.4W
06 FEB 11 1800  17.8 S  175.4 W   990   40    40
06 FEB 12 0000  18.1 S  175.9 W   985         50
06 FEB 12 0600  18.3 S  176.4 W   975   60    60
06 FEB 12 1200  18.7 S  176.5 W   975         60
06 FEB 12 1800  19.1 S  176.9 W   975   65    60
06 FEB 13 0000  20.1 S  176.8 W   975         60
06 FEB 13 0600  20.6 S  176.8 W   970   75    65  JTWC: 21.0S/176.7W
06 FEB 13 1200  21.7 S  177.0 W   965         70
06 FEB 13 1800  22.1 S  176.8 W   965   75    70
06 FEB 14 0000  22.7 S  176.3 W   965         70
06 FEB 14 0600  23.6 S  175.5 W   965   70    70
06 FEB 14 1200  23.7 S  174.2 W   965         70
06 FEB 14 1800  24.6 S  173.6 W   975   65    60
06 FEB 15 0000  25.1 S  173.1 W   980         55  Wellington warnings
06 FEB 15 0600  25.2 S  172.2 W   980   45    55  JTWC: 25.8S/171.9W
06 FEB 15 1200  26.5 S  170.7 W   980         55
06 FEB 15 1800  26.7 S  169.4 W   980   40    55
06 FEB 16 0000  27.2 S  168.5 W   985         50
06 FEB 16 0600  28.0 S  167.6 W   986   35    50  JTWC: 28.2S/167.0W
06 FEB 16 1200  29.0 S  167.0 W   985         50  Extratropical
06 FEB 16 1800  29.0 S  167.0 W   985         50
06 FEB 17 0000  30.0 S  166.0 W   986         50
06 FEB 17 0600  31.5 S  165.0 W   976         50
06 FEB 17 1800  33.0 S  165.5 W   974         50
06 FEB 18 0000  33.0 S  166.0 W   973         50
06 FEB 18 0600  34.0 S  165.0 W   971         50
06 FEB 18 1200  33.0 S  165.0 W   976         50
06 FEB 18 1800  33.0 S  164.0 W   978         50
06 FEB 19 0600  34.0 S  162.0 W   976         50

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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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06 FEB 19 2100  11.0 S  166.0 E  1003         15
06 FEB 20 0600  11.0 S  166.0 E  1003         15
06 FEB 20 1800  13.0 S  168.0 E  1001         15
06 FEB 20 2100  14.0 S  169.0 E  1001         15  Relocated
06 FEB 21 0600  14.0 S  170.0 E  1000         15
06 FEB 21 1800  14.5 S  170.0 E  1000         20
06 FEB 22 0600  16.0 S  169.5 E   998         25
06 FEB 22 1800  15.9 S  169.5 E   998         25
06 FEB 22 2100  16.5 S  168.9 E   998         25
06 FEB 23 0600  19.6 S  173.4 E   998         25  Relocated/Perip. gales
06 FEB 23 1200  20.1 S  175.4 E   998         25  Peripheral gales to S
06 FEB 23 1800  20.2 S  175.4 E   998         25            "
06 FEB 24 0000  21.4 S  176.1 E   998         25            "
06 FEB 24 0600  22.9 S  177.1 E   998         25            "
06 FEB 24 1200  22.9 S  176.1 E   998         25            "
06 FEB 24 1800  23.9 S  176.9 E   998         25            "
06 FEB 25 0000  24.8 S  176.8 E   998         25            "
06 FEB 25 0600  24.6 S  177.2 E   998         25  No gale warning issued
06 FEB 25 1800  24.5 S  177.5 E  1004         20            "

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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]

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Document: trak0602.htm
Updated: 5th March, 2006

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