Tropical Cyclone Activity Report – Pacific / Indian Oceans

December 1, 2015
  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

    3 hours ago WATCH

  • Flood - Huron, SD Region, United States

    11 minutes ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

    15 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Santa Maria, Guatemala

    14 minutes ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Aira, Japan

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sangeang Api, Indonesia

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - SE of Wa, Upper West - Ghana

    43 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfires - Western Australia, Australia

    46 minutes ago WATCH

  • Winter Storm - Northwestern, United States

    51 minutes ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    1 hour ago ADVISORY

  • Highsurf - Advisory (Hawaiian Islands)

    1 hour ago ADVISORY

  • Highsurf - Advisory (Hawaiian Islands)

    1 hour ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Asosan, Japan

    3 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Winter Storm - Northern Rockies and Plains, United States

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Southwestern, United States

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Nevados de Chillán, Chile

    4 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Winter Storm - Upper Midwestern, United States

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - N of Ravensthorpe, Western Australia - Australia

    6 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NE of Lithgow, New South Wales - Australia

    9 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - E of Karumba, Queensland - Australia

    9 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NW of Batemans Bay, New South Wales - Australia

    9 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Klyuchevskoy, Russia

    13 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Highsurf - Warning (Hawaiian Islands)

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Storm - Eastern and Central Paraguay

    18 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Eastern Peru

    18 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Trinidad _ Tobago

    18 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Northern Pakistan

    18 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Northern and Central India

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • High Winds - Southern France

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Southern France

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • High Winds -Central Spain

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Northern Spain

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • High Winds - Sardegna, Italy

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Switzerland

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • High Winds - Central and Eastern Switzerland

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Shishaldin, United States

    19 hours ago WATCH

  • Avalanche - Central Idaho, United States

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Central Washington and Northern Oregon, United States

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • High Winds - Southern Wyoming

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southeastern South Africa

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Landslide - Badakshan Province, Afghanistan

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Fuego, Guatemala

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Malé, Maldives

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Central Canada

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • High Winds - Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Yukon, Canada

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Northern Bolivia

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Dengue Fever Outbreak - Republic of the Sudan

    2 weeks ago ADVISORY

  • Floods - Logone-et-Chari, Cameroon

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Sabah, Malaysia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Narino Department, Colombia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Burundi

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Madagascar

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Northern Japan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Eastern Argentina

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Uganda

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Somalia and Kenya

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Landslides - Musanze, Rwanda

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - South Africa

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - Eastern South Korea

    1 day ago ADVISORY

  • Winter Storms - Central Asia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - White Island, New Zealand

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Northern Mexico

    1 day ago WARNING

  • High Winds - Southern Germany

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - England, United Kingdom

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Northern Utah, United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Western Wyoming, United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southeastern United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Banff, Yoho and Kootenay National Park, Canada

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Little Yoho National Park, Canada

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Northwestern Montana

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - Valparaiso Municipality, Chile

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Floods - Johor State, Malaysia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storm - Eastern Malaysia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Dengue Fever Outbreak - Pakistan

    3 weeks ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.9 - Izu Islands, Japan region

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Etna, Italy

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sheveluch, Russia

    3 days ago ADVISORY

  • Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo/Uganda

    5 months ago WARNING

  • Dengue Outbreak - Philippines

    4 months ago ADVISORY

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Tropical Cyclone Activity Report – Pacific / Indian Oceans
December 1, 2015

There are no active tropical cyclones in the Pacific and Indian Oceans…or adjacent seas

The hurricane season officially started on May 15th in the northeastern Pacific Ocean, and on June 1st in the north central Pacific…they both ended on November 30, 2015

The Pacific Disaster Center (PDC) will begin these reports again for those areas on May 15, 2016 for the eastern Pacific…and June 1st in the central Pacific 

The reports for the western Pacific and the Indian Oceans will continue

 

PDC Global Hazards Atlas displaying 3-hour precipitation accumulation

PDC Global Hazards Atlas displaying 3-hour precipitation accumulation

There’s an area of disturbed weather being referred to as Invest 96P in the South Pacific Ocean, circled in yellow above…that has a low chance of developing

Here’s a satellite image of this area…along with what the computer models are showing

This disturbed area was located about 340 NM northeast of Bora Bora

According to the JTWC, satellite imagery shows a developing band of deep convection building along the northern half of a low level circulation center.

The strongest winds are located in the northeastern quadrant, with a region of strong convergence along the periphery of the center.

Upper level analysis shows that the center is in moderate wind shear of 15-20 knots…limiting the deep convection from building over the center at the moment.

Sea surface temperatures within the region are favorably warm. Cyclonic rotation within the vicinity of this area supports the possibility of further development.

Maximum surface winds are estimated to be 15-20 knots

The potential for the development of a significant tropical cyclone within the next 24 hours is low

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The 2015 Pacific hurricane season featured record high activity in the Central Pacific—the portion of the Eastern Pacific defined between the International Dateline and 140°W longitude…with 15 tropical cyclones forming in or entering the basin.

This season was also recognized as the second most active, with a total of 26 named storms, of which a record-tying 16 became hurricanes, and a record 11 became major hurricanes.

The hurricane season outlines the period of each year when most tropical cyclones form in the Pacific basin. However, the formation of tropical cyclones is possible at any time of the year. The above average activity during the season was attributed in part to a strong El Niño event.

Patricia became the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere on October 23rd, with sustained winds of 200 mph. It also became only the second Pacific hurricane to make landfall (Mexico’s west coast) at category 5 intensity.

 

Eastern North Pacific

There are no current tropical cyclones

Central North Pacific

There are no current tropical cyclones

Satellite image of this area

Western North Pacific

There are no current tropical cyclones

Satellite image of this area

South Pacific

There are no current tropical cyclones

Satellite image of this area

North Indian Ocean

There are no current tropical cyclones

Satellite image of this area

South Indian Ocean

There are no current tropical cyclones

Satellite image of this area

North Arabian Sea

There are no current tropical cyclones

Satellite image of this area