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Apr
28
2015

Tropical Cyclone Activity Report – Pacific / Indian Oceans

There are no active tropical cyclones in the Pacific or Indian Oceans

PDC Global Hazards Atlas displaying 3 hour precipitation accumulations

PDC Global Hazards Atlas displaying 3 hour precipitation accumulations

There are no active tropical cyclones…although there continues to be an area of disturbed weather in the Indian Ocean

This tropical disturbance is being referred to as Invest 98S, and is located approximately 525 NM north-northwest of Learmonth, Australia.

Satellite imagery shows persistent convection wrapping into a developing low level circulation center.

Upper level analysis indicates this system is in an area of low wind shear, and favorable poleward and equatorward outflow aloft.

Sea surface temperatures are conducive for tropical cyclone formation, and weather models indicate steady development of this area during the next few days.

Maximum sustained winds are estimated to be 25-30 knots.

The JTWC is giving this area a high potential for development into a significant tropical cyclone over the next 24 hours.

Here’s what the global models are showing for potential tracks

Here’s a satellite image of this area in the South Indian Ocean…to the west of the Timor Sea

According to the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)

A Tropical Low was located at 8 pm WST near 14.5S 110.6E, that is 910 km north northwest of Exmouth and moving west southwest at 16 kilometers per hour. The system is expected to develop into a tropical cyclone on Wednesday but is not expected to affect the WA mainland in the next 48 hours. On Friday the system will be approaching the far northwest of the state but is then expected to weaken.

Here’s the BOM Tropical Cyclone Forecast Track Map

There are no other significant lows in the Western Region and none are forecast to develop over the next few days.


Eastern North Pacific

The eastern Pacific hurricane season officially ended on November 30. Therefore, the last regularly scheduled tropical weather outlook of the 2014 hurricane season has occurred. Routine issuance of the tropical weather outlook will resume on May 15, 2015. During the off-season, special tropical weather outlooks will be issued as conditions warrant.The Pacific Disaster Center (PDC) will begin coverage of the eastern Pacific again on May 15, 2015.

Tropical Cyclone Reports – 2014

Here’s the northeast Pacific’s Sea Surface Temperatures

Central North Pacific

The central north Pacific hurricane season officially ended on November 30. Therefore, the last regularly scheduled tropical weather outlook of the 2014 hurricane season has occurred. Routine issuance of the tropical weather outlook will resume on June 1, 2015. During the off-season, special tropical weather outlooks will be issued as conditions warrant.

The Pacific Disaster Center (PDC) will begin its coverage of the central Pacific again on June 1, 2015.

Latest Central Pacific Satellite Image

Here’s the central Pacific’s Sea Surface Temperatures

Western North Pacific

There are no current tropical cyclones

Satellite image of this area

Here’s the Sea Surface temperatures for this area of the NW Pacific

South Pacific

There are no current tropical cyclones

Satellite image of this area

Here’s the Sea Surface Temperatures for this area of the South Pacific

North Indian Ocean

There are no current tropical cyclones

Satellite image of this area

Here’s the Sea Surface Temperatures for the North Indian Ocean

South Indian Ocean

There are no current tropical cyclones

Satellite image of this area

Here’s the Sea Surface Temperatures for the South Indian Ocean

North Arabian Sea

There are no current tropical cyclones

Satellite image of this area

Here’s the Sea Surface Temperatures for the North Arabian Sea