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

               GLOBAL TROPICAL CYCLONE TRACKS - MARCH 2006


          !!!! 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).  A special thanks to Michael for his efforts.


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

   Tropical Storm (01W / BASYANG)                      03 - 13 Mar

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Storm Name: None                  Cyclone Number: 01W     Basin: NWP
PAGASA Internal Name: BASYANG     JMA Tropical Storm Number: None

   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

06 MAR 03 0000   6.0 N  139.0 E  1008         25  JMA bulletins
06 MAR 03 0600   6.0 N  138.0 E  1006         25
06 MAR 03 1200   5.0 N  139.0 E  1006         25  
06 MAR 03 1800   5.0 N  138.0 E  1004         25
06 MAR 04 0000   5.3 N  138.2 E  1006   25    25
06 MAR 04 0600   5.0 N  138.3 E  1004   35    30
06 MAR 04 1200   5.5 N  138.0 E  1004   35    30
06 MAR 04 1800   6.6 N  137.9 E  1004   35    30
06 MAR 05 0000   6.7 N  137.8 E  1006   35    30  JMA: 5.9N/138.3E
06 MAR 05 0600   7.4 N  137.5 E  1006   35    30  JMA: 6.1N/138.0E
06 MAR 05 1200   7.7 N  137.3 E  1006   35    30  JMA: 6.2N/137.9E
06 MAR 05 1800   6.6 N  138.1 E  1006   25    30
06 MAR 06 0000   5.1 N  137.3 E  1008   25    30  JMA: 4.6N/136.1E
06 MAR 06 0600   4.3 N  136.7 E  1006   25    30  JMA: 4.2N/135.5E
06 MAR 06 1200   4.5 N  135.5 E  1006   25    30  JMA: 4.2N/134.9E
06 MAR 06 1800   4.1 N  135.1 E  1006   25    30
06 MAR 07 0000   4.1 N  134.3 E  1006   20    30  JMA: 3.5N/134.7E
06 MAR 07 0600   3.5 N  133.5 E  1006         30  JMA bulletins
06 MAR 07 1200   4.0 N  132.0 E  1006         25
06 MAR 07 1800   4.0 N  129.0 E  1006         25
06 MAR 08 0000   4.0 N  129.0 E  1010         20
06 MAR 08 0600   5.0 N  127.0 E  1006         25
06 MAR 08 1200   6.0 N  126.0 E  1008         25
06 MAR 08 1800   7.0 N  126.0 E  1008         25  AFWA--T2.5 (35 kts)
06 MAR 09 0000   8.0 N  125.0 E  1010         25         "
06 MAR 09 0600   7.0 N  123.0 E  1008         25
06 MAR 09 1200   7.0 N  122.0 E  1010         25
06 MAR 09 1800   7.0 N  122.0 E  1008         25
06 MAR 10 0000   8.0 N  120.0 E  1008         25
06 MAR 10 0600   8.0 N  120.0 E  1006         25
06 MAR 10 1200  10.0 N  118.0 E  1008         25
06 MAR 10 1800   9.0 N  117.0 E  1008         20
06 MAR 11 0000   9.0 N  118.0 E  1008         20
06 MAR 11 0600   9.0 N  118.0 E  1006         25
06 MAR 11 1200  10.0 N  117.0 E  1008         25
06 MAR 11 1800  10.0 N  116.0 E  1006         25
06 MAR 12 0000  11.0 N  116.0 E  1008         25
06 MAR 12 0600  11.0 N  114.0 E  1008         25
06 MAR 12 1200  11.0 N  114.0 E  1006         25
06 MAR 12 1800  11.0 N  113.0 E  1008         25
06 MAR 13 0000  11.0 N  112.0 E  1008         20

Note: PAGASA issued only three warnings on Tropical Depression Basyang
after it entered their AOR before it was downgraded.  The peak 10-min
avg MSW assessed by that agency was also 30 kts.

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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 DIWA (MFR-11 / 16S)                  02 - 10 Mar
   Tropical Disturbance (MFR-12)                       04 Mar

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Storm Name: DIWA                  Cyclone Number: 16S     Basin: SWI
MFR Tropical Disturbance Number: 11

   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

06 MAR 02 0600  13.0 S   58.0 E  1002         20  Locally 25 kts
06 MAR 02 1200  13.2 S   57.3 E  1002         25
06 MAR 02 1800  13.3 S   57.5 E   999         25  Locally 30 kts to SE
06 MAR 03 0000  13.9 S   57.6 E   999         25             "
06 MAR 03 0600  15.6 S   58.0 E   997         30  Locally 40 kts E semi
06 MAR 03 1200  16.4 S   57.3 E   995         35             "
06 MAR 03 1800  16.8 S   56.9 E   995         35             "
06 MAR 04 0000  17.7 S   56.7 E   993   35    40  JTWC: 16.8S/56.8E
06 MAR 04 0600  18.3 S   55.5 E   993   35    35  Locally 40 kts SE quad
06 MAR 04 1200  18.5 S   54.6 E   993         35             "
06 MAR 04 1800  18.8 S   53.9 E   993   35    35  Locally 40 kts E semi
06 MAR 05 0000  19.1 S   53.8 E   993         35             "
06 MAR 05 0600  19.5 S   53.7 E   993   35    35             "
06 MAR 05 1200  21.0 S   54.0 E   993         35             "
06 MAR 05 1800  21.7 S   53.8 E   993   45    35  Locally 40 kts SE semi
06 MAR 06 0000  22.1 S   53.0 E   993         35             "
06 MAR 06 0600  22.5 S   52.2 E   993   45    40
06 MAR 06 1200  23.1 S   52.4 E   993         40
06 MAR 06 1800  23.7 S   52.5 E   990   45    40  JTWC: 23.2S/52.8E
06 MAR 07 0000  23.5 S   53.4 E   985         50
06 MAR 07 0600  24.2 S   53.4 E   985   45    50
06 MAR 07 1200  24.6 S   53.8 E   985         50
06 MAR 07 1800  25.2 S   54.6 E   985   45    50
06 MAR 08 0000  26.2 S   54.9 E   985         50
06 MAR 08 0600  27.0 S   56.5 E   980   55    55
06 MAR 08 1200  28.9 S   57.4 E   980         60
06 MAR 08 1800  30.4 S   58.9 E   980   35    60  JTWC: 29.7S/58.6E
06 MAR 09 0000  32.3 S   59.6 E   985         55  Extratropical
06 MAR 09 0600  33.7 S   60.8 E   985         60
06 MAR 09 1200  35.2 S   62.5 E   985         60
06 MAR 09 1800  35.9 S   64.5 E   985         60
06 MAR 10 0000  36.5 S   67.0 E   985         55
06 MAR 10 0600  36.7 S   69.3 E   987         40
06 MAR 10 1200  37.5 S   72.5 E   987         40  Final warning

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

   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
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06 MAR 04 0600  12.7 S   55.4 E  1000         25  Locally 30 kts
06 MAR 04 1200  15.7 S   57.6 E  1000         25         "

Note: This system formed on the fringes of the very large Tropical Storm
Diwa and was apparently absorbed into that system.

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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 LOW                                        28 Feb - 07 Mar
   Severe Tropical Cyclone FLOYD (19S)                 19 - 27 Mar
   Severe Tropical Cyclone GLENDA (20S)                23 - 31 Mar
   Tropical LOW                                        26 - 27 Mar

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Storm Name: None                  Cyclone Number: None    Basin: AUW


   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
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06 FEB 28 1800   8.1 S  130.4 E  1001         25
06 MAR 01 0000   9.0 S  129.5 E  1002         25
06 MAR 01 0600  10.2 S  128.8 E  1001         25
06 MAR 01 1200  10.3 S  129.3 E  1001         25
06 MAR 01 1800  10.2 S  129.1 E  1001         25
06 MAR 02 0000  10.1 S  128.9 E  1001         25
06 MAR 02 0600   9.7 S  128.1 E  1001         25
06 MAR 02 1200   9.8 S  127.3 E  1000         30
06 MAR 02 1800  10.6 S  126.6 E   998         30
06 MAR 03 0000  10.3 S  127.1 E  1002         30
06 MAR 03 0600   9.6 S  126.6 E               25  Based on Darwin sat fix
06 MAR 03 1200   9.3 S  126.3 E               25              "
06 MAR 03 1800   8.9 S  125.8 E               25              "
06 MAR 04 0000   9.1 S  123.9 E               25              "
06 MAR 04 0530  11.3 S  124.2 E               25  Based on JTWC sat fix
06 MAR 05 0600  11.3 S  120.7 E  1005         25  Advice from BoM Perth
06 MAR 05 1200  11.5 S  118.8 E  1002         25
06 MAR 05 1800  11.7 S  118.0 E  1001         25
06 MAR 06 0000  11.7 S  118.0 E  1000         25
06 MAR 06 0600  12.6 S  118.0 E  1000         25  Final gale warning
06 MAR 07 0400  14.5 S  121.6 E  1001         25

Note: By 0400 UTC on 8 March the LOW was inland in the Kimberley region
of Western Australia.

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Storm Name: FLOYD                 Cyclone Number: 19S     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 MAR 19 0900  11.4 S  118.5 E  1000         25
06 MAR 19 1200  11.4 S  118.3 E  1000         25
06 MAR 19 1800  11.7 S  118.0 E  1000         25
06 MAR 20 0000  11.4 S  117.5 E  1002         25
06 MAR 20 0600  11.4 S  116.7 E  1000         25
06 MAR 20 1200  11.5 S  116.5 E  1000         25
06 MAR 20 1800  11.7 S  116.4 E   998         30
06 MAR 20 2100  11.9 S  116.3 E   994         35  Upgraded to TC Floyd
06 MAR 21 0000  12.1 S  116.3 E   990         35
06 MAR 21 0600  12.5 S  116.0 E   988   40    40
06 MAR 21 1200  12.7 S  115.0 E   984         45
06 MAR 21 1800  13.1 S  114.2 E   980   55    50
06 MAR 22 0000  13.3 S  113.6 E   980         50
06 MAR 22 0600  13.3 S  112.8 E   980   65    50
06 MAR 22 1200  13.1 S  112.0 E   975   75    50  JTWC: 13.4S/111.7E
06 MAR 22 1800  13.2 S  111.2 E   970   75    60
06 MAR 23 0000  13.2 S  110.3 E   960   75    70
06 MAR 23 0600  13.5 S  109.6 E   960   65    70
06 MAR 23 1200  14.0 S  109.0 E   940   65    90
06 MAR 23 1800  14.5 S  108.5 E   920  105   100
06 MAR 24 0000  15.2 S  108.1 E   915  115   105
06 MAR 24 0600  15.8 S  108.3 E   920  115   100
06 MAR 24 1200  16.5 S  108.4 E   930  115    95
06 MAR 24 1800  17.1 S  108.5 E   940   90    90
06 MAR 25 0000  17.7 S  109.2 E   945   90    90
06 MAR 25 0600  18.3 S  110.1 E   955   90    85
06 MAR 25 1200  18.8 S  111.1 E   955   85    80
06 MAR 25 1800  19.1 S  111.5 E   960   75    75
06 MAR 26 0000  19.1 S  112.2 E   972   60    55
06 MAR 26 0600  19.5 S  112.3 E   976   50    55  JTWC: 20.2S/112.9E
06 MAR 26 1200  19.8 S  112.6 E   980   40    50  JTWC: 20.7S/113.4E
06 MAR 26 1800  20.2 S  112.6 E   985   35    45
06 MAR 27 0000  20.6 S  111.8 E   986         40
06 MAR 27 0200  20.9 S  111.6 E   994         30  Final warning
06 MAR 27 1130  22.7 S  111.3 E               25  JTWC satellite bulletin

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Storm Name: GLENDA                Cyclone Number: 20S     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 MAR 23 2130  15.2 S  128.8 E   998         25  Darwin advices
06 MAR 24 0030  15.2 S  128.5 E   998         25
06 MAR 24 0630  15.1 S  128.6 E   998         25
06 MAR 24 1230  15.1 S  128.5 E  1000         25
06 MAR 24 1830  14.8 S  128.4 E   998         25
06 MAR 25 0030  14.9 S  127.8 E   999         25
06 MAR 25 0630  14.8 S  127.6 E   999         25
06 MAR 25 1230  14.6 S  127.3 E   999         25
06 MAR 25 1830  15.0 S  126.7 E   999         25
06 MAR 26 0000  15.0 S  125.6 E   998         25
06 MAR 26 0600  15.1 S  125.0 E   998         30
06 MAR 26 1200  15.4 S  124.9 E   996         30
06 MAR 26 1800  15.1 S  124.7 E   996         30  Perth warnings
06 MAR 27 0000  15.1 S  124.3 E   994   35    30
06 MAR 27 0300  15.0 S  123.9 E   990         35  Upgraded to TC Glenda
06 MAR 27 0600  15.2 S  123.5 E   980   40    50
06 MAR 27 1200  15.4 S  123.0 E   970         65
06 MAR 27 1800  15.6 S  122.2 E   965   65    70
06 MAR 28 0000  15.6 S  121.6 E   955   75    80
06 MAR 28 0600  16.0 S  121.1 E   925  115   100
06 MAR 28 1200  16.7 S  120.4 E   910  140   115
06 MAR 28 1800  17.0 S  119.5 E   910  120   115
06 MAR 29 0000  17.3 S  118.8 E   910  120   110
06 MAR 29 0600  17.7 S  118.0 E   920  120   100
06 MAR 29 1200  18.3 S  117.5 E   920  110   100  JTWC: 18.7S/117.2E
06 MAR 29 1800  18.8 S  116.7 E   925        100
06 MAR 30 0000  19.5 S  116.5 E   936  105    90
06 MAR 30 0600  20.7 S  115.8 E   930  105    95
06 MAR 30 1200  21.7 S  115.2 E   940   90    90  Inland
06 MAR 30 1800  22.2 S  114.8 E   975         55
06 MAR 31 0000  23.3 S  114.8 E   990         35
06 MAR 31 0300  24.0 S  115.0 E   994         30  Final advice

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Storm Name: None                  Cyclone Number: None    Basin: AUW
 

   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
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06 MAR 26 0300  12.5 S  102.0 E   998         30
06 MAR 26 0600  12.5 S  101.9 E   998         30
06 MAR 26 1200  13.0 S  101.9 E   998         30
06 MAR 26 1800  13.3 S  101.9 E   998         30
06 MAR 27 0000  15.5 S  102.0 E   996         30
06 MAR 27 0600  15.0 S  102.0 E               25  Final warning

Note: AFWA continued to assign Dvorak ratings of T2.5/2.5 to this LOW
through late on 27 March, and JTWC did so through early on the 29th.
According to an analysis by Dr. Karl Hoarau, there was a broad cyclonic
circulation with possible multiple LLCCs.  Karl noted that there were
considerable differences between AFWA's and JTWC's fixes and he was
unable to find a LLCC in either position.   The residual circulation is
still being followed as of today (31 March), and should it redevelop,
a new track will be included in the cyclone tracks file for April.

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

   Subtropical Hybrid LOW                              01 - 06 Mar
   Severe Tropical Cyclone LARRY (17P / 15F)           16 - 21 Mar

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Storm Name: None                  Cyclone Number: None    Basin: AUE
(System was a non-tropical hybrid LOW)

   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
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06 MAR 01 0300  19.0 S  152.0 E               30
06 MAR 01 0600  19.0 S  153.0 E               30
06 MAR 01 1200  19.0 S  154.0 E  1006         30
06 MAR 01 1800  19.0 S  154.0 E  1005         30
06 MAR 02 0000  23.0 S  154.5 E  1008         30
06 MAR 02 0600  22.7 S  153.5 E  1006         30
06 MAR 02 1200  23.3 S  154.5 E  1005         30
06 MAR 02 1800  24.0 S  154.5 E  1000         50
06 MAR 03 0000  24.5 S  154.1 E  1000         50
06 MAR 03 0600  25.5 S  154.2 E  1002         55  Sec cntr: 26.5S/154.5E
06 MAR 03 1200  25.8 S  154.5 E  1000         50
06 MAR 03 1800  27.0 S  154.8 E   997         50  Relocated 
06 MAR 04 0000  26.8 S  154.8 E   998         55
06 MAR 04 0600  27.0 S  154.8 E   998         55
06 MAR 04 1200  27.0 S  154.8 E   998         55
06 MAR 04 1800  27.0 S  154.7 E   996         55
06 MAR 05 0000  27.2 S  154.2 E   995         55
06 MAR 05 0600  27.2 S  154.6 E  1000         55
06 MAR 05 1200  27.6 S  155.1 E  1002         45
06 MAR 05 1800  28.5 S  156.0 E  1002         40
06 MAR 05 2300  28.5 S  157.5 E  1000         40
06 MAR 06 0600  29.5 S  160.0 E  1000         40  Final gale warning

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Storm Name: LARRY                 Cyclone Number: 17P     Basin: AUE
(Name assigned by Brisbane TCWC)  Fiji Tropical Disturbance Number: 15F

   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

06 MAR 16 0600  13.9 S  158.4 E  1000         30
06 MAR 16 1200  13.5 S  159.5 E  1000         30
06 MAR 16 1800  13.3 S  159.5 E  1000         30
06 MAR 17 0000  14.2 S  160.0 E  1000         30
06 MAR 17 0600  15.2 S  159.5 E   998         30
06 MAR 17 1200  15.5 S  158.6 E   998         30
06 MAR 17 1800  16.6 S  157.6 E   995         35
06 MAR 18 0000  17.2 S  156.6 E   985   35    50
06 MAR 18 0600  17.0 S  155.5 E   975   45    60
06 MAR 18 1200  17.2 S  154.2 E   970   50    65
06 MAR 18 1800  17.4 S  152.8 E   965   60    70
06 MAR 19 0000  17.7 S  151.1 E   950   65    90
06 MAR 19 0600  17.6 S  149.7 E   935   75    90
06 MAR 19 1200  17.5 S  148.3 E   925   90   100
06 MAR 19 1800  17.5 S  147.0 E   920  100   105
06 MAR 19 2030  17.6 S  146.2 E   915        110  Peak inten--on coast
06 MAR 19 2330  17.5 S  145.5 E   940  100    90  Inland
06 MAR 20 0330  17.5 S  144.5 E   965         70
06 MAR 20 0630  17.8 S  143.7 E   975   75    60
06 MAR 20 0930  18.1 S  142.8 E   985         50
06 MAR 20 1230  18.7 S  142.2 E   990         40
06 MAR 20 1530  19.0 S  141.2 E   995         30  Final TC advice
06 MAR 21 0530  19.8 S  138.9 E               25  JTWC satellite bulletin

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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.

     For the portion of the track lying west of longitude 160E, the
  following applies:

     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 WATI (16F / 18P)            17 - 28 Mar

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Storm Name: WATI                  Cyclone Number: 18P     Basin: SPA/AUE
Fiji Tropical Disturbance Number: 16F

   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

06 MAR 17 2100  14.9 S  174.0 E  1004         25
06 MAR 18 0600  14.5 S  170.0 E  1005         25
06 MAR 18 1800  14.3 S  166.6 E  1000         30
06 MAR 19 0000  15.3 S  166.0 E   998         30
06 MAR 19 0600  15.7 S  164.5 E   997         30
06 MAR 19 1200  15.9 S  163.2 E   995   35    35
06 MAR 19 1800  16.7 S  161.7 E   987   45    45
06 MAR 20 0000  17.0 S  160.0 E   985   55    50
06 MAR 20 0600  17.2 S  159.1 E   980   55    55  Brisbane warnings
06 MAR 20 1200  17.3 S  157.6 E   975   55    60  JTWC: 17.9S/157.8E
06 MAR 20 1800  17.6 S  156.2 E   975   55    60
06 MAR 21 0000  17.6 S  155.3 E   975   55    60
06 MAR 21 0600  17.8 S  154.9 E   975   65    60
06 MAR 21 1200  17.5 S  154.1 E   975   65    60
06 MAR 21 1800  17.4 S  153.7 E   970   70    65
06 MAR 22 0000  17.7 S  153.8 E   960         75
06 MAR 22 0600  18.1 S  153.7 E   955   80    85
06 MAR 22 1200  18.0 S  153.9 E   955   75    85
06 MAR 22 1800  18.0 S  154.0 E   955   75    85
06 MAR 23 0000  18.7 S  154.7 E   960   75    75
06 MAR 23 0600  19.4 S  155.5 E   960   65    75  JTWC: 19.0S/155.0E
06 MAR 23 1200  19.2 S  156.0 E   960   65    85
06 MAR 23 1800  20.3 S  157.1 E   950   65    85
06 MAR 24 0000  20.9 S  158.5 E   955   60    80
06 MAR 24 0600  22.8 S  159.8 E   960   55    75  JTWC: 22.1S/159.9E
06 MAR 24 1200  24.0 S  160.9 E   960         75
06 MAR 24 1800  25.0 S  161.5 E   965   35    75  JTWC: 25.3S/162.1E
06 MAR 25 0000  26.8 S  162.2 E   970         65  Wellington warnings
06 MAR 25 0600  28.4 S  163.3 E   988         50  Extratropical
06 MAR 25 1200  30.0 S  165.0 E   988         50
06 MAR 25 1800  32.0 S  166.0 E   987         50
06 MAR 26 0000  33.0 S  166.0 E   986         50
06 MAR 26 0600  35.0 S  165.0 E   984         50
06 MAR 26 1200  37.0 S  166.0 E   986         50
06 MAR 26 1800  37.0 S  167.0 E   984         50
06 MAR 27 0000  37.0 S  168.0 E   988         45
06 MAR 27 0600  37.0 S  170.0 E   992         40
06 MAR 27 1200  37.0 S  171.0 E   993         35
06 MAR 27 1800  37.0 S  173.0 E   995         35
06 MAR 28 0600  36.0 S  177.0 E  1001         35

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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: trak0603.htm
Updated: 2nd April, 2006

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