Tropical cyclone forecast error charts - Australian region

The graphs below show a variety of measures of forecast errors and forecast skill for the Met Office global model forecasts of tropical cyclones in the Australian region (south Indian Ocean west of 90 degrees east and south Pacific Ocean).

For those not familiar with the types of error statistics used in tropical cyclone forecast assessment and their sign conventions a diagrammatic explanation is available.

Australian forecast positional errors .

Australian track forecast skill .

Last updated: 11 January 2013