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Managing the Tropical Cyclone

Tropical Cyclones are a natural phenomenon that will occur. It is difficult to escape the fury of a tropical cyclone. The only way to protect and lessen the damage is through proper management.
Through early warning system, the approximate date of the landfall of the tropical cyclone can be known and the area can be evacuated to minimize death toll. Different agencies across the globe track the development of cyclone in their respective basins. Some of the important tropical cyclone monitoring agencies are:
  1. The National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida, USA forecasts Tropical Cyclones in the Atlantic and Northeast Pacific basin east of 140W.

  2. The Central Pacific Hurricane Center has responsibilities for the remainder of the Northeast Pacific basin to the dateline.

  1. The Northwest Pacific basin is shared in forecasting duties by China, Thailand, Korea, Japan, the Philippines, and Hong Kong.

  2. The North Indian basin tropical cyclones are forecasted by India (Indian Meteorological Department), Thailand, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Burma, and Sri Lanka.

  3. Reunion Island, Madagascar, Mozambique, Mauritius, and Kenya provide forecasts for the Southwest Indian basin, west of 90 E.

  4. Australia and Indonesia forecast tropical cyclone activity in the Southeast Indian/Australian basin.

  5. The Australian/Southwest Pacific basin Australia, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, and New Zealand forecast tropical cyclones.

  6. The US Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) issues warnings for tropical cyclones in the Northwest Pacific, the North Indian, the Southwest Indian, the Southeast Indian/Australian, and the Australian/Southwest Pacific basins, though they are not specifically tasked to do so by the WMO.

  7. The US Naval Western Oceanography Center in Pearl Harbor, Honolulu does the same for the Pacific Ocean east of 180E.
The following are the addresses of tropical cyclone centers listed above that are responsible for issuing advisories and/or warnings on tropical cyclones

(source: http://pages.intnet.mu/thomas/bassins.htm)

  • Sub-Regional Tropical Cyclone Warning Center - Mauritius
    Mail: Director of Meteorological Service

  • Regional Tropical Cyclone Advisory Centre - Reunion
    Mail: Director of Meteorological Services
    PO Box 4
    97490 Sainte Clotilde
    Website: http://www.meteo.fr

  • Sub-Regional Tropical Cyclone Warning Center - Madagascar
    Mail: Director of Meteorological Service
    PO Box 1254
    Antananarivo 101

  • National Hurricane Center
    Mail: 11691 SW 17th St.
    Miami, FL 33165-2149
    Website:: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/index.html

    Affairs Officer

    Central Pacific Hurricane Center
    Mail: National Weather Service Forecast Office
    University of Hawaii at Manoa
    Department of Meteorology
    2525 Correa Rd. (HIG)
    Honolulu, HI 96822


  • Naval Pacific Meteorological and Oceanographic Center Mail: NPMOC/AJTWC
    Box 113
    Pearl Harbor, HI 96860
    Website: http://www.npmoc.navy.mil

  • Joint Typhoon Warning Center
    425 Luapele Rd.
    Pearl Harbor, HI 96860
    Website: http://www.npmoc.navy.mil/

  • Regional Specialized Meteorological Center Tokyo, Japan - Typhoon Center
    Mail: Japanese Meteorological Agency
    1-3-4 Ote-machi, Chiyoda-ku
    Website: http://se.eorc.nasda.go.jp/GOIN/JMA/

  • Hong Kong Observatory
    Mail: 134A Nathan Road
    Hong Kong
    Website: www.hko.gov.hk

  • Bangkok Tropical Cyclone Warning Center - Thailand
    Mail: Director
    Meteorological Department
    4353 Sukumvit Rd.
    Bangkok 10260

  • Fiji Tropical Cyclone Warning Center
    Mail: Director
    Fiji Meteorological Services
    Private Mail Bag
    Nadi Airport

  • New Zealand Meteorological Service
    Mail: Director
    Met Service
    PO Box 722
    New Zealand
    Website: http://www.metservice.co.nz/index.asp

  • Port Moresby Tropical Cyclone Warning Center
    Mail: Director
    National Weather Service
    PO Box 1240
    Boroko, NCD
    Paupa New Guinea

  • Brisbane Tropical Cyclone Warning Center
    Mail: Regional Director
    Bureau of Meteorology
    GPO Box 413
    Brisbane 4001
    Website: http://www.bom.gov.au/weather/qld

  • Darwin Tropical Cyclone Warning Center
    Mail: Regional Director
    Bureau of Meteorology
    Northern Territory Regional Office
    PO Box 40050, CASUARINA, N.T. 0811
    Website: http://www.bom.gov.au/weather/nt

  • Perth Tropical Cyclone Warning Center
    Mail: Regional Director
    Bureau of Meteorology
    GPO Box 6080
    Perth 9001
    Website: http://www.bom.gov.au/weather/wa

  • Jakarta, Indonesia
    Mail: Director
    Analysis and Processing Centre
    Jalan Arief Rakhman Hakim 3
    Website: http://www.cbn.net.id/commerce/bmg

  • Nairobi, Kenya
    Mail: Director of Meteorological Services
    PO Box 30259

  • Maputo, Mozambique
    Mail: Director of Meteorology
    PO Box 256

  • Indian Meteorological Department
    Website: www.imd.gov.in

    The following cities are also mentioned as tropical cyclone warning centers:
  • Philippines: Manila

    China: Beijing

  • Korea:Seoul

  • Vietnam: Hanoi

  • India:
    New Delhi

  • Bangladesh: Dhaka

  • Burma: Rangoon

  • Sri Lanka: Colombo

  • Maldive Islands: Male

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