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Other Regional Bodies

 

There are five regional tropical cyclone bodies established as part of the WMO Tropical Cyclone Programme which aims at promoting and coordinating the planning and implementation of measures to mitigate tropical cyclone disasters on a worldwide basis. These regional bodies are responsible for their respective ocean basins in the world and coordinate programmes and measures of disaster prevention and reduce the loss of lives and properties caused by tropical cyclones/hurricanes related disasters for the countries of their respective regions. The WMO/ESCAP Panel on Tropical Cyclones (PTC) for the Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea is one of these five regional tropical cyclone bodies and responsible for the north Indian Ocean basin.

The other four regional bodies are:

  •         ESCAP/WMO Typhoon Committee  (http://www.typhooncommittee.org)

  •         RA I Tropical Cyclone Committee for the South-West Indian Ocean

  •         RA IV Hurricane Committee

  •         RA V Tropical Cyclone Committee for the South Pacific and South-East India

The following map shows the ocean basins of the world along with the names of responsible regional bodies and locations of Regional Specialized Meteorological Centres responsible for monitoring and prediction of tropical cyclones/hurricanes and for the issuance and distribution of advisories for the benefit of their respective region(s).

 

 

 

 

For further information, please visit World Meteorological Organization website at the following link: www.wmo.int/pages/prog/www/tcp/

 

 

 


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