This page is devoted to research concerning Tropical Cyclones in the Southwest Pacific – for the purposes of this research, the area of study is south of equator to about 40° South and stretches from near French Polynesia around 120° West and then west to the Gulf of Carpentaria in Australia at 135° East longitude. This research has begun with the creation of a South Pacific Enhanced Archive of Tropical Cyclones (SPEArTC) which is freely available but for the purposes of tracking usage and being able to contact users when changes occur, I respectfully request that you please register for this dataset in the Resources section of this page.
SPEArTC dataset has been updated as of March 1, 2017 to incorporate the 2016 season data.
SPECIAL NOTE DATED 1-MARCH-2017
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PRESSURE VALUES FOR TC WINSTON FOR 0000 AND 0600 HOURS UTC ON 20-FEBRUARY-2016 (865 and 864 MILLIBARS) ARE ONLY TENTATIVE AT THIS TIME - VALIDATION AND VERIFICATION WILL BE REQUIRED
Contact information: Howard J. Diamond, PhD (Adjunct Research Associate at Victoria University of Wellington); e-mail: