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2024 Pacific Tropical Cyclone Outlook: Transition to La Niña

As the 2024 Pacific hurricane season approaches, all eyes are on the potential transition from the current El Niño conditions to a La Niña pattern later this year. This periodic shift in ocean temperatures and atmospheric circulation could have major implications for tropical cyclone activity across the eastern, central, and western Pacific basins. While models […]

2024 Pacific Tropical Cyclone Outlook: Transition to La Niña

Panama Rain Forecast: Impact Analysis on the Panama Canal Drought

Since early 2023, Panama has been gripped by a persistent drought, significantly reducing the passage of ships through the canal and adversely affecting global trade. Diminished water levels in the canal pose constraints on both the frequency and size of ships able to traverse it. What lies ahead for shipping as we approach the upcoming

Panama Rain Forecast: Impact Analysis on the Panama Canal Drought

Atlantic Hurricane Season

The season that failed to measure up to expectations – 2022 North Atlantic Tropics Review

With the 2022 North Atlantic Hurricane season in our rearview mirror, let’s take a moment to reflect on the season, and how well it performed against the predictions.  The Season The first half of the 2022 Atlantic season was one of the quietest on record with only 3 named systems: Tropical Storm Alex (June 5th),

The season that failed to measure up to expectations – 2022 North Atlantic Tropics Review

Hurricanes in November. The Final Stretch of the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season

We are entering the middle of November where tropical cyclone activity in the Atlantic is expected to wind down before the end of the season on 30 November. However, we did see an uptick in tropical cyclone activity during early November. Since 31 October, we have had 3 named tropical cyclones: Hurricane Lisa, Hurricane Martin,

Hurricanes in November. The Final Stretch of the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Nicole Safely Avoided at Sea

November 07th 0900z, National Hurricane Center sent advisories out for the Northwestern Bahamas for the subtropical storm named “Nicole”.  One of Fleetweather’s Podium-subscribed routed Chemical Tankers departed Freeport, Texas late 04 November at an instructed speed of 14 knots bound for Rotterdam. At the time of initial route recommendation before their departure, Fleetweather suggested direct

Nicole Safely Avoided at Sea

High Risk Area Removal to Affect Routes

Effective 01 January 2023 at 0001 UTC, the Indian Ocean High Risk Area (HRA) will be removed, as agreed by the International Chamber of Shipping, BIMCO, International Marine Contractors Association, INTERCARGO, INTERTANKO, and Oil Companies International Marine Forum.  The International Maritime Organization (IMO) was notified of the decision on 22 August, and it is expected

High Risk Area Removal to Affect Routes

Atlantic Hurricane Season

Atlantic Hurricane Season Mid-Season Update: Quiet first half leading to active second half?

The 2022 Atlantic Hurricane season is currently in the midst of an unusual quiet streak with tropical development, with Colin being the last system back in Early June. Only three tropical storms have formed in the basin so far this year (fig. 1), which has been below expectations from the preseason outlook. With almost half

Atlantic Hurricane Season Mid-Season Update: Quiet first half leading to active second half?

Pacific Tropics August Update: How has the season performed so far?

Mid August is fast approaching and so is the middle part of the Pacific Tropical Cyclone Season. Contrary to what was originally forecasted, some surprising developments have taken place for the Eastern and Western Pacific with regards to their respective tropical forecasts and levels of activity. This blog will cover some of the current sea

Pacific Tropics August Update: How has the season performed so far?

Tropical Cyclone Crossovers

As the 2022 Hurricane Season began it started off with an interesting case of Hurricane Agatha which developed in the eastern Pacific Ocean. Agatha intensified and then made landfall just West of the Gulf of Tehuantepec, before dissipating over Mexico. The remnants of the system were one of the ingredients that helped spin up Tropical

Tropical Cyclone Crossovers

First Atlantic Tropical of 2022 – Invest 01L

Just as we enter the North Atlantic Hurricane season, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) has classified its first Potential Tropical Cyclone of the season over the Northern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, named Potential Tropical Cyclone One (Invest 01L). Forecast Advisories for Invest 01L began 02nd June at 21z, with the broad Low Pressure center

First Atlantic Tropical of 2022 – Invest 01L

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