Tropical Cyclone Activity Report – Pacific / Indian Oceans

December 14, 2015
  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

    27 minutes ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Aira, Japan

    15 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Nevados de Chillán, Chile

    55 minutes ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Asosan, Japan

    21 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - SW of Birao, Vakaga - Central African Republic

    32 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Diapaga, Tapoa - Burkina Faso

    32 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NW of Malakal, Upper Nile - South Sudan

    32 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - W of Grafton, New South Wales - Australia

    36 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Katoomba, New South Wales - Australia

    36 minutes ago INFORMATION

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

    36 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Earthquake - 6.0 - 63km NNE of Isangel, Vanuatu

    46 minutes ago WATCH

  • Wildfire - SW of Chos Malal, Neuquén - Argentina

    1 hour ago INFORMATION

  • Tropical Cyclone - Belna

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    1 hour ago ADVISORY

  • Winter Storm - Western, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Fuego, Guatemala

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Tropical Depression - Kammuri

    3 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Tropical Cyclone - Ambali

    3 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Tropical Cyclone - Pawan

    3 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfires - El Quisco, Chile

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • High Winds - Central New Zealand

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southeastern New Zealand

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Flooding - Northern Philippines

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Northern and Central South Korea

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Eastern South Korea

    4 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Storms - Sri Lanka

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Scotland, United Kingdom

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Northeastern France

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southeastern Italy

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • High Winds - Northern Germany

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.3 - 6km ESE of San Clemente, Peru

    20 hours ago ADVISORY

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

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Glacier National Park, Canada

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southeastern United States

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southeastern Alaska, United States

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Gunnison and Aspen, Colorado, United States

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • High Winds - Eastern New Mexico

    5 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Floods - Northern South Africa

    5 hours ago WATCH

  • Floods - Western and Northern DR Congo

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Landslides - Bududa, Uganda

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - NE of Esperance, Western Australia - Australia

    6 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Earthquake - 5.6 - 171km E of Kurilsk, Russia

    21 hours ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - 128km SSE of Pondaguitan, Philippines

    11 hours ago WATCH

  • Highwind - Advisory (Hawaiian Islands)

    11 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - 100km W of Kuqa, China

    21 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Nebraska City, NE Region, United States

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - St. Joseph, MO--KS Region, United States

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Richmond, MO Region, United States

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 93km ESE of Shikotan, Russia

    22 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Flood - Central City--Greenville, KY Region, United States

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Charleston, MO Region, United States

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Carmi, IL Region, United States

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sangeang Api, Indonesia

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Landslides - Sironko, Uganda

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Cunene Province, Angola

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Northwest Territories, Canada

    1 day ago WARNING

  • High Winds - Madiera, Portugal

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Western Peru

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Eastern Peru

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Bolivia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern Argentina

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Northwestern Argentina

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Somalia and Kenya

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Djibouti City, Djibouti

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Uganda

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Northwestern Mexico

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - England, United Kingdom

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - South India

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Northern Argentina

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Central Asia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Dengue Fever Outbreak - Pakistan

    2 weeks ago ADVISORY

  • Dengue Outbreak - Philippines

    3 months ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.6 - 70km S of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

    2 days ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Etna, Italy

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Ibu, Indonesia

    2 days ago WATCH

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

    5 months ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Western Wyoming, United States

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Southeastern Idaho, United States

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Northern Utah, United States

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Dengue Fever Outbreak - Republic of the Sudan

    1 week ago ADVISORY

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Tropical Cyclone Activity Report – Pacific / Indian Oceans
December 14, 2015

Tropical Cyclone 28W (Melor) is active in the western north Pacific Ocean…located about 177 NM southeast of Manila, Philippines

PDC Global Hazards Atlas displaying tropical cyclone segments and positions, and TAOS potential tropical cyclone impacts for Tropical Cyclone Melor (28W)…

PDC Global Hazards Atlas displaying tropical cyclone segments and positions, and TAOS potential tropical cyclone impacts for Tropical Cyclone Melor (28W)…

Tropical Cyclone 28W (Melor) is active in the western north Pacific Ocean as a Category 2 Typhoon

Here’s a satellite image of 28W – and what the computer models are showing

Here’s a near real time wind profile of this cyclone

Tropical cyclone Melor is located 177 NM southeast of Manila, Philippines…moving westward at 11 kts. Maximum surface winds at the JTWC advisory #13 were 90 knots…with gusts to 110 knots

PDC Global Hazards Atlas displaying tropical cyclone segments and positions, and TAOS potential tropical cyclone impacts for Tropical Cyclone Melor (28W), and an area of tropical disturbance with a medium chance of developing into a tropical cyclone during the next 24 hours

PDC Global Hazards Atlas displaying tropical cyclone segments and positions, and TAOS potential tropical cyclone impacts for Tropical Cyclone Melor (28W), and an area of tropical disturbance with a medium chance of developing into a tropical cyclone during the next 24 hours

There is also an area of tropical disturbance in the western north Pacific Ocean (circled in orange)…known as Invest 97W

Here is a satellite image of the area – and what the computer models are showing

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

Eastern North Pacific

The eastern Pacific hurricane season officially ended on November 30. Therefore, the last regularly scheduled tropical weather outlook of the 2015 hurricane season has occurred. Routine issuance of the tropical weather outlook will resume on May 15, 2016. 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, 2016.

Central North Pacific

The central north Pacific hurricane season officially ended on November 30. Therefore, the last regularly scheduled tropical weather outlook of the 2015 hurricane season has occurred. Routine issuance of the tropical weather outlook will resume on June 1, 2016. During the off-season, special tropical weather outlooks will be issued as conditions warrant.

Satellite image of this area

Western North Pacific

Tropical Cyclone 28W (Melor)   

JTWC textual warning
JTWC graphical track map
JTWC satellite image

JTWC Significant Tropical Weather Advisory for the southern Pacific Ocean (Issued Dec 14 2015/06Z):

THE AREA OF CONVECTION PREVIOUSLY LOCATED NEAR 3.7N
145.9E, IS NOW LOCATED NEAR 3.7N 145.9E, APPROXIMATELY 565NM
SOUTHEAST OF YAP. ANIMATED MULTISPECTRAL SATELLITE IMAGERY HAS
REVEALED A PARTIALLY EXPOSED LOW LEVEL CIRCULATION CENTER (LLCC)
WITH FLARING DEEP CONVECTION BEING SHEARED TO THE WEST. THE EASTERLY
VERTICAL SHEAR IS CURRENTLY HINDERING DEVELOPMENT OF THE LLCC,
HOWEVER, UPPER LEVEL DIFFLUENCE AND WARM SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURES
NEAR 29 DEGREES CELSIUS ARE CONDUCIVE FOR DEVELOPMENT. NVGM
MAINTAINS A WEAK LLCC OVER THE NEXT 4-5 DAYS. GFS SOLUTION IS MORE
AGGRESSIVE, DEVELOPING A TROPICAL CYCLONE OVER THE NEXT 1-2 DAYS.
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED SURFACE WINDS ARE ESTIMATED AT 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
MINIMUM SEA LEVEL PRESSURE IS ESTIMATED TO BE NEAR 1006 MB. THE
POTENTIAL FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL CYCLONE
WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS REMAINS MEDIUM.

Satellite image of this area

South Pacific

There are no current tropical cyclones

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North Indian Ocean

There are no current tropical cyclones

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South Indian Ocean

There are no current tropical cyclones

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North Arabian Sea

There are no current tropical cyclones

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