2014–15 South Pacific cyclone season

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2014–15 South Pacific cyclone season
First system formed None Yet
Last system dissipated Season Not Started
Strongest storm  –
Total fatalities Unknown
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South Pacific tropical cyclone seasons
2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16
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The 2014–15 South Pacific cyclone season will be the period of the year when most tropical cyclones form within the South Pacific Ocean to the east of 160°E. The season will officially run from November 1, 2014 to April 30, 2015, however a tropical cyclone could form at any time between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015 and will count towards the season total. During the season, tropical cyclones will be officially monitored by the Regional Specialized Meteorological Center (RSMC) in Nadi, Fiji and the Tropical Cyclone Warning Centers in Brisbane, Australia and Wellington, New Zealand. The United States Armed Forces through the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), will also monitor the basin and issue unofficial warnings for American interests. RSMC Nadi attaches a number and an F suffix to tropical disturbances that form in or move into the basin while the JTWC designates significant tropical cyclones with a number and a P suffix. RSMC Nadi, TCWC Wellington and TCWC Brisbane all use the Australian Tropical Cyclone Intensity Scale and estimate windspeeds over a period of ten minutes, while the JTWC estimated sustained winds over a 1-minute period, which are subsequently compared to the Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Scale (SSHS).

Seasonal forecasts[edit]

Source/Record Tropical
Cyclone
Severe
Tropical Cyclone
Ref
Record high: 1997–98: 16 1982–83:10 [1]
Record low: 2003–04: 3 2008–09: 0 [1]
Averages: 7.9 3.5 [2]

Ahead of the cyclone season, several Pacific islands meteorological services from around the region including RSMC Nadi and the New Zealand National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) will issue tropical cyclone outlooks for the basin.

Storm names[edit]

Within the Southern Pacific a tropical depression is judged to have reach tropical cyclone intensity should it reach winds of 65 km/h, (40 mph) and it is evident that gales are occurring at least halfway around the center. With tropical depressions intensifying into a tropical cyclone between the Equator and 25°S and between 160°E - 120°W named by the RSMC Nadi. However should a tropical depression intensify to the south of 25°S between 160°E and 120°W it will be named in conjunction with RSMC Nadi by TCWC Wellington. Should a tropical cyclone move out of the basin and into the Australian region it will retain its original name.[3] The first name to be used this season is Nute.

  • Nute (unused)
  • Odile (unused)
  • Pam (unused)
  • Reuben (unused)
  • Solo (unused)
  • Tuni (unused)
  • Ula (unused)
  • Victor (unused)
  • Winston (unused)
  • Yalo (unused)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Climate Services Division; RSMC Nadi — Tropical Cyclone Centre (October 26, 2010). Tropical Cyclone Guidance for Season 2010/11 for the Fiji and the Southwest Pacific (Report). Fiji Meteorological Service. Archived from the original on February 27, 2012. http://www.webcitation.org/65kvh9FwY. Retrieved July 10, 2012.
  2. ^ RSMC Nadi – Tropical Cyclone Centre (October 18, 2012). "2012/13 Tropical Cyclone Season Outlook in the Regional Specialised Meteorological Centre Nadi – Tropical Cyclone Centre Area of Responsibility". Fiji Meteorological Service. p. 2. Archived from the original on October 18, 2012. Retrieved October 18, 2012. 
  3. ^ RA V Tropical Cyclone Committee (December 12, 2012) (PDF). Tropical Cyclone Operational Plan for the South-East Indian Ocean and the Southern Pacific Ocean 2012 (Report). World Meteorological Organization. http://www.wmo.int/pages/prog/www/tcp/documents/TCP24_RAVOpPlan_2012.pdf. Retrieved December 14, 2012.

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