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Current and Recent Tropical Cyclone Activity

Track tropical cyclones, hurricanes and typhoons for Australia and the Southern Hemisphere developed by Michael Bath.

Click the satellite picture for a larger view of the South Indian Ocean, South Pacific Ocean and Australian region.

Be sure to always check the Bureau of Meteorology warnings page for the very latest advices.

May 2013: JTWC best track data updated to 2011/12 season and BoM best track data updated to 2012/13 season - see historical section lower right of this page.

Infrared Mosaic Satellite Photo - click for larger view
 Current / Recent Storms
 2013/14 season

 Operational Tropical Cyclone Warnings
 and tracking maps


Tropical Cyclone Jack, AU/SIO [18 - 22 April 2014]
- JTWC Warnings and Track | BoM Track

Tropical Cyclone Ita, AU/SPAC [4 - 14 April 2014]
- JTWC Warnings and Track

Tropical Cyclone Ivanoe, SIO [4 - 6 April 2014]
- JTWC Warnings and Track

Tropical Cyclone Hellen, SIO [28 March - 1 April 2014]
- JTWC Warnings and Track

Tropical Cyclone Gillian, AU/SPAC/SIO [8 - 11, 15 - 16, 21 - 25 March 2014]
- JTWC Warnings and Track

Tropical Cyclone Mike, SPAC [19 March 2014]
- JTWC Warnings and Track

Tropical Cyclone Lusi, AU/SPAC [9 - 13 March 2014]
- JTWC Warnings and Track

Tropical Cyclone Hadi, AU/SPAC [from 10 - 11 March 2014]
- JTWC Warnings and Track | BoM Track

Tropical Cyclone Kofi, SPAC [28 February - 3 March 2014]
- JTWC Warnings and Track

Tropical Cyclone Guito, SIO [18 - 22 February 2014]
- JTWC Warnings and Track

Tropical Cyclone Fobane, SIO [6 - 14 February 2014]
- JTWC Warnings and Track

Tropical Cyclone Edilson, SIO [5 - 7 February 2014]
- JTWC Warnings and Track

Tropical Cyclone Fletcher, AU/SPAC [3 - 5 February 2014]
- BoM Track

Tropical Cyclone Edna, AU/SPAC [1 - 5 February 2014]
- JTWC Warnings and Track | BoM Track

Tropical Cyclone Dylan, AU/SPAC [29 - 31 January 2014]
- JTWC Warnings and Track | BoM Track

Tropical Cyclone June, AU/SPAC [17 - 19 January 2014]
- JTWC Warnings and Track

Tropical Cyclone Deliwe, SIO [16 - 18 January 2014]
- JTWC Warnings and Track

Tropical Cyclone Colin, SIO [9 - 15 January 2014]
- JTWC Warnings and Track

Tropical Cyclone Ian, SPAC [6 - 13 January 2014]
- JTWC Warnings and Track

Tropical Cyclone Bejisa, SIO [29 December - 5 January 2014]
- JTWC Warnings and Track

Tropical Cyclone Christine, AU/SIO [28 - 31 December 2013]
- JTWC Warnings and Track | BoM Track

Tropical Cyclone Bruce, AU/SIO [17 - 24 December 2013]
- JTWC Warnings and Track

Tropical Cyclone Amara SIO [16 - 23 December 2013]
- JTWC Warnings and Track

Tropical Cyclone Alessia, AU/SIO/SPAC [22 - 24 and 27 November 2013]
- JTWC Warnings and Track | BoM Track (part 1) | BoM Track (part 2)

Tropical Cyclone One, SIO [27 - 28 Oct 2013]
- JTWC Warnings and Track



Region Advisories and Notes:
click for current season map  Operational Data
 Complete to end of 2012/13 season

 Season Summary and Individual
 Tropical Cyclone Track Maps


Operational data includes all tropical cyclones, tropical lows, tropical depressions and hybrid lows the various tropical cyclone warning agencies issued warnings and advisories for. Season and individual tracks are available from the 1997/98 season onwards.

OPER: Australia
90E - 180E
OPER: South Indian Ocean
15E - 135E
OPER: South Pacific Ocean
135E - 110W
OPER: Southern Hemisphere
15E - 110W

Information about the Southern Hemispshere basins and tropical cyclone intensities are available here.

Listing of all tropical storms: [Operational Data]

Global Tracks and Summaries:
Individual tropical cyclone event descriptions/overviews and operational track source data prepared monthly by Gary Padgett and Steve Young.

Tropical Cyclone Resources
Weather Maps & Radar :

Bureau of Meteorology:
[Australian Region Radar]

[Australian Region MSL Analysis]
[Darwin MSL Analysis]
[Northern Aust Wind Analysis]
[00z SIO MSL Analysis]
[12z SIO MSL Analysis]
[00z SPAC MSL Analysis]
[12z SPAC MSL Analysis]

Fiji Meteorological Service:
[03z SPAC MSL Analysis]
[12z SPAC MSL Analysis]
[18z SPAC MSL Analysis]

More Weather Maps ...

Satellite Pictures :

Bureau of Meteorology:
[Infrared Australia][4 image loop]
[Visible Australia]
[East Aust / SW Pacific]
[West Aust / SE Indian]

University of Wisconsin:
[CIMSS Satellite Index]
AU 115E - 175W: [IR] [Enh IR] [WV]
AU 80E - 150E: [IR] [Enh IR] [WV]
SIO 30E - 150E: [IR] [Enh IR] [WV]
SPAC 165E-125W: [IR] [Enh IR] [WV]
SH 35E - 115W: [IR] [WV]

NPMOC (Yokosuka)
[Australian High-res VIS]

More Satellite Images ...

Southern Hemisphere Tropical Cyclone Warning Agencies :

  [Bureau of Meteorology]
  [Naval Oceanography Portal / JTWC]
  [Fiji Meteorological Service]
  [New Zealand Metservice]
  [Meteo France La Reunion]
  [Indonesian Agency For Meteorology]
  [UK Met Office]

Other Resources:

Weatherzone Forum Discussion
Global Tropical Cyclone Terminology by Gary Padgett
Australian Tropical Cyclone Names List by Bureau of Meteorology
Tropical Cyclone Pages by NRL Monterey Marine Meteorology Division
Australian Tropical Cyclone Impacts by Jeff Callaghan, Bureau of Meteorology: [East Coast] [Gulf of Carpentaria]
Hurricanes, Typhoons, and Tropical Cyclones FAQ
Links to other Australian and International tropical cyclone, hurricane and typhoon information

Historical Tropical Cyclone Tracks

For historical tropical cyclone information scroll down the page to access over 3,100 individual and over 400 season tracks plotted on Google Maps. This website has the most comprehensive database of tropical storm tracks for the southern hemisphere.

 Historical Data 1906/07 - 2012/13 :

 Season Summary and Individual
 Tropical Cyclone Track Maps

May 2013: The complete set of individual and season track maps and data for all years of Bureau of Meteorology tropical cyclone data is available: 1906/07 to 2012/13 (960 cyclones).

BoM: Australia
90E - 160E

May 2013: The complete set of individual and season track maps and data for all years of Joint Typhoon Warning Centre best tracks data is available: 1944/45 to 2011/12 (1,918 cyclones).

JTWC: Australia
90E - 180E
JTWC: South Indian Ocean
15E - 135E
JTWC: South Pacific Ocean
135E - 110W
JTWC: Southern Hemisphere
15E - 110W

Listings of all tropical cyclones: [BoM data] [JTWC data]

View the Plotting Notes which define the southern hemisphere warning regions, and compare the Australian tropical cyclone intensity scale with the US Saffin/Simpson Hurricane intensity scale.

Google Maps are utilised which allows you to change the map background and zoom into areas of interest. Click the markers on the season maps to load individual maps or select from the tables. You can also toggle on and off the markers, lat/long grid or date labels.

Acknowledgements:

Southern Hemisphere Tropical Cyclone tracks developed by Michael Bath. If you have any comments, suggestions for new maps, requests for custom maps or data, or other ideas please contact me.

Historical tracks converted to Google Maps V3 with javascript assistance from Steve Noorderbroek.
BoM data and warnings obtained from the Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne.
JTWC data obtained from Joint Typhoon Warning Centre Best Tracks. Tropical Advisories sourced from the Naval Oceanography Portal / Joint Typhoon Warning Centre. Advisory list subscriptions
Map backgrounds by Google Maps

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Updated: 29 October 2014
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