Bureau of Meteorology
Tropical Cyclone Forecast Track MapNOTICE: This product, introduced in December 2006, replaces the two pre-existing products:
The Tropical Cyclone Forecast Track Map is a graphical product
that provides a track of the cyclone showing recent movement, and forecast
movement (with uncertainty indicated) 48 hours hence. It also shows
the current extent of damaging winds and a graphical representation of
the areas affected by current cyclone watch and cyclone warning. This
product is accessible on the Bureau's web page and through "Weather-by-Fax".
When is a Tropical Cyclone Forecast Track Map Issued?
A Tropical Cyclone Forecast Track Map is issued in tandem with Tropical Cyclone Advices (watches & warnings). For cyclones further off-shore, a tropical cyclone track map (same format) will also be issued in tandem with Tropical Cyclone Information Bulletins, if it is of interest to Australian Communities in the longer term.
How often is a Tropical Cyclone Forecast Track Map issued?
The forecast map is issued at a similar frequency as the cyclone advice, although they may not be issued with all advices if warnings are being issued hourly.
What information is included in the Tropical Cyclone Forecast Track Map?
Each Tropical Cyclone Threat Map will contain the following information:
Who is the target audience of Tropical Cyclone Forecast Track Map?
All land based communities in the threat zone.
Where are Tropical Cyclone Forecast Track Maps Issued?
Tropical Cyclone Forecast Track Maps are issued by Regional Offices of the Bureau of Meteorology in Brisbane, Darwin or Perth, depending on the location of the cyclone:
Other Tropical Cyclone Products
Cyclone Seasonal Outlook (Provided in October)
* If a cyclone is expected off the east coast of Queensland, the outermost wind range is for strong gales (75 km/h)
Last updated November 2006