Tropical Cyclone Activity Report – Pacific / Indian Oceans

December 15, 2015
  • Volcano - Sangeang Api, Indonesia

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • 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

    12 minutes ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

    15 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Santa Maria, Guatemala

    15 minutes ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Aira, Japan

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - SE of Wa, Upper West - Ghana

    44 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfires - Western Australia, Australia

    47 minutes ago WATCH

  • Winter Storm - Northwestern, United States

    52 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 15, 2015

Tropical Cyclone 28W (Melor) is active in the western north Pacific Ocean…located about 61 NM south-southwest 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 3 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 61 NM south-southwest of Manila, Philippines…moving westward at 07 kts. Maximum surface winds at the JTWC advisory #17 were 105 knots…with gusts to 130 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 high 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 high 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 red)…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 high.

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 15 2015/06Z):

THE AREA OF CONVECTION PREVIOUSLY LOCATED NEAR 3.7N
145.9E, IS NOW LOCATED NEAR 5.7N 140.9E, APPROXIMATELY 283 NM
SOUTHEAST OF YAP. ANIMATED MULTISPECTRAL SATELLITE IMAGERY INDICATES
HIGH LEVELS OF EASTERLY VERTICAL WIND SHEAR (VWS) HAS LED TO A
PARTIALLY EXPOSED, ELONGATED LOW LEVEL CIRCULATION CENTER (LLCC)
WITH FLARING DEEP CONVECTION TO THE WEST OF THE CIRCULATION. THE
EASTERLY VWS 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 1004 MB. THE
POTENTIAL FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL CYCLONE
WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS REMAINS HIGH.

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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