Skip to content

Pacific Ocean Seeing One Of The Quietest Typhoon Seasons On Record

October 11, 2017

By Paul Homewood



All of the attention on hurricanes this summer has been in the Atlantic. It may come as a surprise to some then that global cyclone activity has been pretty much normal so far this year:






In fact, the North Atlantic is the only region where ACE is above average, with the Western Pacific and Southern Hemisphere being particularly low.

  1. HotScot permalink
    October 11, 2017 10:20 am


    I wonder what’s causing the ‘lull’?

    It definitely, certainly, absolutely can’t be increasing atmospheric CO2 because of course that has completely the opposite effect.


    • AZ1971 permalink
      October 11, 2017 3:44 pm

      Rising atmospheric CO2 levels most definitely, certainly, absolutely cause a lull in WPAC cyclones and ACE . . . except for when it doesn’t.

  2. Ian Magness permalink
    October 11, 2017 10:27 am

    How very inconvenient for algorians and similar.
    Looks as if there might be a correlation between global ACE and El Ninos, with less of a correlation with major hurricane frequency (perhaps unsurprising if ACE is based on a different data set, perhaps including lesser storms). Since El Ninos release heat into the atmosphere, this shouldn’t really shock.
    Are there graphs available of ACE v ENSO cycles Paul?

  3. October 11, 2017 10:48 am

    No trends, amigo

  4. Simon from Ashby permalink
    October 11, 2017 12:40 pm

    Perhaps the wind has been buried deep in the ocean?

    • Simon from Ashby permalink
      October 11, 2017 12:41 pm

      You know, like the heat that’s not there.

    • October 11, 2017 1:26 pm

      “Climate change” is sucking some wind into the oceans and reducing average wind speeds. Wind turbines are becoming even more useless.

    • tom0mason permalink
      October 11, 2017 11:13 pm

      “Perhaps the wind has been buried deep in the ocean?”

      As Gavin knows the science of teleconnections are both intricate and enigmatic…

  5. October 11, 2017 12:52 pm

    Joe D’Aleo explains how ENSO phases favor either the Pacific or Atlantic for hurricane formation.

    • Ian Magness permalink
      October 11, 2017 4:46 pm

      Thanks Ron

  6. Rah permalink
    October 11, 2017 2:31 pm

    You guys should know by now that Climate Change is not really global. It has been obvious from the start that it is migratory and manifested only by the events at the times and places the media and the “scientists” the quote and interview say it is.

    • dave permalink
      October 11, 2017 3:11 pm

      The Ancient Greeks (more exactly, their Minoan instructors) invented boxing as a (incredibly bloody) sport. A treatise explained how a trained boxer instructed a novice. “First, you hit him in the face; then – when his hands fly up to protect his face – you hit him in the belly; then – when his hands drop to protect his belly – you hit him in the face; then…” The novice asked “Right! But hat if he hits ME?” and was told “You ingnore it!”

      I am afraid the gormless public is the punching bag of the trained bruisers of politics and degraded science.

      • dave permalink
        October 11, 2017 3:21 pm

        Meanwhile, as our belly is being pummeled with Atlantic Hurricane Porn, the Sea-Ice in Antarctica is “doing just fine.” Seems to me we were hearing a lot about it six months ago when it retreated a bit more than usual.

  7. October 11, 2017 3:39 pm

    It not “all the news that’s fit to print” instead it’s” only the news that fits our agenda”

  8. October 11, 2017 6:43 pm

    Reblogged this on Climate Collections.

  9. willhaas permalink
    October 11, 2017 8:47 pm

    What we are experiencing are weather cycles and not climate change. Extreme weather events are part of the current climate so if climate change were somehow haulted, extreme weather events and sea level rise would continue unabated.

  10. October 12, 2017 4:31 pm

    Excellent- but you wouldn’t think so listen to the BBC.

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: