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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

Atlantic Hurricane Season

2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook:  Above average season brewing?

In the Atlantic Ocean, hurricane season officially begins June 01st and lasts until November 30th while reaching its peak September 10th.  With this year’s season quickly approaching, we are going to look ahead and offer our analysis and predictions for the upcoming season. Looking Back at the 2023 Season:  Last year was the fourth most

2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook:  Above average season brewing?

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

Winter in the North Atlantic:  Is a Nor’easter your friend or foe?  It Depends…

Growing up in northeastern Pennsylvania, I have always had a great passion for winter weather, specifically big East Coast snowstorms. With winter being my favorite season, I am always looking for favorable environmental factors that are conducive for a big Nor’easter, including the cold air needed to get snow rather than rain. Nor’easter is a

Winter in the North Atlantic:  Is a Nor’easter your friend or foe?  It Depends…

Atlantic Hurricane Season

2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook:  Below average season in store?

The Atlantic Hurricane season is almost upon us. Beginning on June 1st, the season will officially begin and lasts until November 30th. With the season nearing, we like to look ahead and share our predictions for what the upcoming season may have in store. A look back to the 2022 Season  The 2022 hurricane season

2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook:  Below average season in store?

2023 Pacific Tropics Outlook – Impacts from El Niño

For the East Pacific, the official hurricane season stretches from May 15th until November 30th.  In the West Pacific, the typhoon season runs year-round but there are certainly seasonal peaks, the strongest being in September similar to the East Pacific peak. Last year’s La Nina resulted in an above average hurricane season for the Eastern

2023 Pacific Tropics Outlook – Impacts from El Niño

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

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