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Worldwide Tropical Cyclone Centers (Text)



Tropical Cyclone Centers and their Regions
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The World Meteorological Organization Tropical Cyclone Programme is tasked to establish national and regionally coordinated systems to ensure that the loss of life and damage caused by tropical cyclones are reduced to a minimum.

The following table is a list of the Regional Specialized Meteorology Centers (RSMC) and Tropical Cyclone Warning Centers (TCWC) participating in the WMO Tropical Cyclone Programme.

Region Description Links to Centers (RSMC and TCWC)
I-II Atlantic and
Eastern Pacific
U.S. National Hurricane Center (RSMC Miami)
III Central Pacific U.S. Central Pacific Hurricane Center (RSMC Honolulu)
IV Northwest Pacific Japan Meteorological Agency (RSMC Tokyo)
V North Indian Ocean India Meteorological Department (RSMC New Delhi)
VI Southwest Indian Ocean Météo France (RSMC La Réunion)
VII-XI Southwest Pacific and
Southeast Indian Ocean
VII: Australian Bureau of Meteorology (TCWC Perth)
VIII: Indonesian Agency for Meteorology (TCWC Jakarta)
IX: Australian Bureau of Meteorology (TCWC Darwin)
X: Papua New Guinea (TCWC Port Moresby)
XI: Australian Bureau of Meteorology (TCWC Brisbane)
XII-XIII South Pacific XII: Fiji Meteorological Service (RSMC Nadi)
XIII: Meteorological Service of New Zealand, Ltd. (TCWC Wellington)

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