Tropical Cyclone Track Maps for Australia and the Southern Hemisphere
Recent and Historical Tropical Cyclones

Tropical cyclones, hurricanes and typhoons for Australia and the Southern Hemisphere developed by Michael Bath.

This site is periodically updated with historic cyclone tracks. It is not updated with real time information - be sure to always check the Bureau of Meteorology and Joint Typhoon Warning Center for the very latest warnings.

Feb 2024:
- Bureau of Meteorology Data and maps updated to January 2024

Feb 2024:
- JTWC Best Tracks and maps updated to end of 2021/22 season

September 2023:
- Operational Data and maps updated to end of 2022/2023

Infrared Mosaic Satellite Photo - click for larger view
Click the satellite picture for a larger view of the South Indian Ocean, South Pacific Ocean and Australian region.

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 Current / Recent Storms
 2023/24 season

 Tropical Cyclone tracking maps issued by BoM

Kirrily, [17 - 26 Jan 2024]
- BoM Track
Jasper, [2 - 18 Dec 2023]
- BoM Track

2022/23 Season
Ilsa, [6 - 14 Apr 2023]
- BoM Track
Herman, [28 Mar - 4 Apr 2023]
- BoM Track
18, [27 Feb - 1 Mar 2023]
- BoM Track
16, [22 Feb - 10 Mar 2023]
- BoM Track
Gabrielle, [5 - 11 Feb 2023]
- BoM Track
Freddy, [4 - 14 Feb 2023]
- BoM Track
11, [3 - 9 Feb 2023]
- BoM Track
7, [6 - 8 Jan 2023]
- BoM Track
Ellie, [21 Dec 2022 - 8 Jan 2023]
- BoM Track
Darian, [13 - 21 Dec 2022]
- BoM Track
2, [2 - 5 Nov 2022]
- BoM Track
1, [27 Jul - 1 Aug 2022]
- BoM Track



Region Advisories and Notes:
Historical Tropical Cyclone Track Maps

Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) Data

 BoM Data 1906/07 to 2022/23 :

 Season Summary and Individual
 Tropical Cyclone Track Maps


May 2023: The complete set of individual and season track maps and data for all years of Bureau of Meteorology tropical cyclone data is available: 1906/07 to 2022/23 (1,074 cyclones).

Summary listing of all BoM tropical cyclones

BoM: Australia
90E - 160E



Historical Tropical Cyclone Track Maps

Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) Best Track Data

 JTWC Best Tracks 1944/45 to 2021/22 :

 Season Summary and Individual
 Tropical Cyclone Track Maps


Feb 2024: The complete set of individual and season track maps and data for all years of Joint Typhoon Warning Center best tracks data is available: 1944/45 to 2021/22 (2,160 cyclones).

Summary listing of all JTWC tropical cyclones

JTWC: Australia
90E - 180E
JTWC: South Indian Ocean
15E - 135E
JTWC: South Pacific Ocean
135E - 110W
JTWC: Southern Hemisphere
15E - 110W

Historic Tropical Cyclone Track Maps

Operational Data

click for current season map  Season Summary and Individual Tropical
 Cyclone Track Maps since the 1997/98
 season up to the end of June 2023.


September 2023: Tropical cyclone tracks based on operational warnings issued by the various southern hemisphere warning agencies. Season and individual tracks are available from 1997/98 to 2022/23 (828 cyclones).

Summary listing of all Operational tropical cyclones

OPER: Australia
90E - 180E
OPER: South Indian Ocean
15E - 135E
OPER: South Pacific Ocean
135E - 110W
OPER: Southern Hemisphere
15E - 110W

Information about the Southern Hemispshere basins and tropical cyclone intensities are available here.

Global Tracks and Summaries

Individual tropical cyclone event descriptions/overviews and operational track source data prepared monthly by Gary Padgett and Steve Young.

View the Plotting Notes which define the southern hemisphere warning regions, and compare the Australian tropical cyclone intensity scale with the US Saffin/Simpson Hurricane intensity scale.

Tropical Cyclone Resources
Weather Maps & Radar :

Bureau of Meteorology:
[Australian Radar]

[Weather and Wave Forecast Maps]
[Australian Region MSL Analysis]
[SIO MSL Analysis]
[00z SPAC MSL Analysis]

Fiji Meteorological Service:
[03z SPAC MSL Analysis]
[12z SPAC MSL Analysis]
[18z SPAC MSL Analysis]

New Zealand Met Service:
[Tasman Sea New Zealand]
[Southwest Pacific]

More Weather Maps ...

Satellite Pictures :

Bureau of Meteorology:
[Satellite Viewer]

University of Wisconsin:
[CIMSS Tropical Cyclones Index]
[Western Australia] [Eastern Australia] [Indian Ocean] [Southeast Pacific]

BSCH (various sources)
[Australian VIS]
[Australian IR]

Cyclone Satellite Loops

More Satellite Images ...

Southern Hemisphere Tropical Cyclone Warning Agencies :

  [Bureau of Meteorology]
  [Naval Oceanography Portal / Joint Typhoon Warning Center]
  [Fiji Meteorological Service]
  [New Zealand Metservice]
  [Meteo France La Reunion]
  [Indonesian Agency For Meteorology]
  [UK Met Office]

Other Resources:

Global Tropical Cyclone Terminology by Gary Padgett
Cyclone Terms and Their Definitions by CrosswordZone
Australian Tropical Cyclone Names List by Bureau of Meteorology
Tropical Cyclone Pages by NRL Monterey Marine Meteorology Division
Australian Tropical Cyclone Impacts by Jeff Callaghan, Bureau of Meteorology: [East Coast] [Gulf of Carpentaria]
Hurricanes, Typhoons, and Tropical Cyclones FAQ
Tropical Cyclone Product Information by Bureau of Meteorology
Links to other Australian and International tropical cyclone, hurricane and typhoon information

Acknowledgements:

Southern Hemisphere Tropical Cyclone tracks developed by Michael Bath. If you use information or maps from these pages please credit the source.

BoM data and warnings obtained from the Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne.
JTWC data obtained from Joint Typhoon Warning Center Best Tracks. Tropical Advisories sourced from the Naval Oceanography Portal / Joint Typhoon Warning Center. Advisory list subscriptions
Map backgrounds by Google Maps

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Updated: 7 February 2024
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