Observed and forecast tracks: northern hemisphere 2022

Click on the name of the tropical cyclone to see a chart of the observed track and forecast tracks from the Met Office global model. Verification statistics on each tropical cyclone are available upon request from [email protected]. At the end of the season a verification report on the performance of the Met Office global model will be published.

North-west Pacific
Name & ID Start & end dates Central pressure, 1-/10-minute MSW Comments on Met Office global model forecasts

01W

30-31 March 1005 mb, 30/- knots 01W was short-lived tropical depression.
Malakas (02W) 07-15 April 950 mb, 115/85 knots Track forecast errors were lower than the recent mean for this storm. There was a slight slow bias for longer lead times.
Megi (03W) 09-12 April 998 mb, 40/35 knots Megi was short-lived as a tropical storm.

North-west observed tracks in 2022

Tropical cyclone names

North-east Pacific
Name & ID Start & end dates Central pressure, 1-minute MSW Comments on Met Office global model forecasts

 

     
Central North Pacific
Name & ID Start & end dates Central Pressure, 1-minute MSW Comments on Met Office global model forecasts

 

   

 

North-east and Central North Pacific observed tracks in 2022

Tropical cyclone names (North-east Pacific)

Tropical cyclone names (Central North Pacific)

North Atlantic
Name & ID Start & end dates Central pressure, 1-minute MSW Comments on Met Office global model forecasts

 

     

North Atlantic observed tracks in 2022

Tropical cyclone names

North Indian
Name & ID Start & end dates Central pressure, 1-/3-minute MSW Comments on Met Office global model forecasts

01B

04-06 March 996 mb, 35/30 knots 01B briefly attained 35 knot 1-minute sustained winds according to JTWC.
* Shaheen developed from the remnants of Gulab. Treating as two storms as did IMD, but JTWC used the same identifier.

North Indian observed tracks in 2022

Tropical cyclone names

Mediterranean
Name & ID Start & end dates Central pressure, 1-/10-minute MSW Comments on Met Office global model forecasts
       

Note, there is no official warning agency for Mediterranean tropical or subtropical cyclones, so identifiers are assigned by the Met Office to facilitate tracking and forecast verification.

Mediterranean observed tracks in 2022

Note on estimated wind speeds

1-minute MSW: Maximum sustained wind (knots) averaged over 1 minute (JTWC Hawaii, NHC Miami, CPHC Hawaii)

3-minute MSW: Maximum sustained wind (knots) averaged over 3 minutes (IMD New Delhi)

10-minute MSW: Maximum sustained wind (knots) averaged over 10 minutes (JMA Japan)


Note: Although 1-minute average winds should be stronger than 3-/10-minute averages, this may not be the case here since estimates are obtained from different warning centres using different analysis techniques.