Category Archives: Meteorology

2022 North Atlantic Hurricane Outlook

The 2022 North Atlantic Hurricane Season officially begins on June 1st and ends on November 30th. During the most recent 30-year average (1991-2020) there has been, on average, about 14-15 named tropical cyclones.  Of these, about 7-8 become hurricanes and 3-4 become major hurricanes.  Continue reading

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What to expect transiting the Indian Ocean during June

A ridge of high pressure normally extends from South Africa eastward to the west coast of Australia, mainly between 25-30 south latitudes. Southward of about 35 south latitude, westerly winds prevail averaging forces 5-6 (17-27 knots) with significant wave heights generally 2-3 meters. Continue reading

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North Atlantic Weather Routes limited by Icebergs

Upper-level blocking over the northeastern North Atlantic into northwestern Europe and a large cut-off low over the central North Atlantic, south of 40N latitude, will persist for the next few days. This pattern will allow for relatively light easterly winds and seas to persist across the North Atlantic north of 45N. Continue reading

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North Atlantic Maritime Weather Outlook

An upper-level ridge will build near and over Ireland during the next few days resulting in a strengthening surface high pressure area which will block North Atlantic storms from reaching Northern Europe.
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North Pacific Marine Weather Outlook.

The upper-level jet remains displaced south of 40-45 N latitude and is now spreading eastward into the eastern North Pacific as the blocking ridge over the easternmost North Pacific weakens and moves southeastward.  Continue reading

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North Atlantic Marine Weather Outlook

Conditions over the western North Atlantic will favor rapid deepening of a hurricane-force storm as it passes east of Newfoundland on Tuesday (15th) Continue reading

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North Pacific Marine Weather

The upper-level Jet over the North Pacific continues to be displaced mostly south of 40 N latitude over the western North Pacific then turns northeastward towards the Gulf of Alaska.   Continue reading

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South Indian Ocean Marine Weather Outlook

Tropical Cyclone Batsirai was located 80 nn NNW of Port Louis and was moving west to west-northwest with max winds 125 knots and is forecast to make landfall along the east coast of Madagascar 5th about 0600Z. Continue reading

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Hurricane Force Storm to produce Blizzard Conditions

A developing low will deepen rapidly to a hurricane-force storm low by 36-48 hours.  Continue reading

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Tropical Cyclone Batsirai Intensifies over South Indian Ocean

The disturbance over the central South Indian Ocean has rapidly intensified into Tropical Cyclone Batsirai with max winds to 90 kts. Continue reading

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