Meteorological Centers Of Hurricane


The prime objective of this page is to look at the specialized Meteorological Centers of hurricane world wide. Read on.


There are six Regional Specialized Meteorological Centers of hurricane all over the world. World Meteorological Organization has nominated these organizations which are responsible to keep a track and issue bulletins and warnings regarding any hurricane activity in their region. One of their main designated areas of responsibility is to act as advisories about tropical cyclones in their regions.


In addition, there six hurricane Meteorological Centers or Tropical Cyclone Warning Centers, which are responsible for giving information to smaller regions. Besides the RSMCs and TCWC, the Joint Typhoon Warning Center also provides information about tropical hurricanes to the public. These issues advisories in all basins except the Northern Atlantic for the purposes of the United States Government.


Other warning centers of hurricane are the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), which is responsible for tropical cyclones approaching the Philippines in the Northwestern Pacific. The Canadian Hurricane Center (CHC) issues advisories on hurricanes for Canadian citizens when they affect Canada.


The main basins and the hurricane centers are: the North Atlantic, North-East Pacific which are catered by National Hurricane Center (United States). The North-Central Pacific is looked after by Central Pacific Hurricane Center (United States). Japan Meteorological Agency looks after the North-West Pacific, while the North Indian Ocean is guarded by the India Meteorological Department. Météo-France is responsible for

South-West Indian Ocean, Australian region by Bureau of Meteorology†, and Southern Pacific by Fiji Meteorological Service and Meteorological Service of New Zealand.

Cyclone Catarina was the first recorded South Atlantic cyclone in March 2004. It consequently hit southern Brazil with winds equivalent to Category 2. Meteorologists at Meteorological Centers of hurricane in Brazil first treated the system as an extra tropical cyclone, although later classifying it as tropical.