1978 Tropical Cyclone (Storm) FAY (1978359S04172)


IBTrACS version v04r00. Visit IBTrACS website for data access.
Please direct all questions to the IBTrACS Q and A forum

Storm track - Intensity - Wind Radii - Intensity Data - Source Data - All data

Summary Information

Satellite image near maximum intensity
Storm ID 1978359S04172
Start Dec 24 12Z
Max Intensity 55 kt (Dec 29 00Z), 980 mb (Dec 29 00Z)
End Dec 31 12Z
ATCF IDs SH041979
Track status Best track data.

Storm track plot

Map of storm track

Intensity plots

Map of storm track

Radial wind information

No radial wind information for this storm


Position and Intensity Table

BASIN ISO_TIME_________ NATURE LAT LON WMO WIND WMO PRES WELLINGTON WIND WELLINGTON PRES DS824 WIND NEUMANN WIND
degrees north degrees east kts mb kts mb kts kts
SP 1978-12-24 12:00:00 TS -4.00 172.00
SP 15:00:00 TS -4.30 172.69
SP 18:00:00 TS -4.60 173.30
SP 21:00:00 TS -4.90 173.76
SP 1978-12-25 00:00:00 TS -5.20 174.10 25 25
SP 03:00:00 TS -5.49 174.37 25 25
SP 06:00:00 TS -5.78 174.56 25 25
SP 09:00:00 TS -6.05 174.70 25 25
SP 12:00:00 TS -6.30 174.80 25 25
SP 15:00:00 TS -6.51 174.87 25 25
SP 18:00:00 TS -6.70 174.91 25 25
SP 21:00:00 TS -6.89 174.95 25 25
SP 1978-12-26 00:00:00 TS -7.10 175.00 25 25
SP 03:00:00 TS -7.33 175.06 25 25
SP 06:00:00 TS -7.59 175.13 25 25
SP 09:00:00 TS -7.86 175.21 25 25
SP 12:00:00 TS -8.20 175.30 25 25
SP 15:00:00 TS -8.66 175.40 25 25
SP 18:00:00 TS -9.16 175.50 25 25
SP 21:00:00 TS -9.63 175.61 25 27
SP 1978-12-27 00:00:00 TS -10.00 175.70 25 30
SP 03:00:00 TS -10.20 175.76 25 30
SP 06:00:00 TS -10.31 175.81 25 30
SP 09:00:00 TS -10.40 175.91 30 32
SP 12:00:00 TS -10.47 175.94 40 990 40 990 35 35
SP 15:00:00 TS -10.62 175.94 40 990 35 35
SP 18:00:00 TS -10.81 175.96 40 990 35 35
SP 21:00:00 TS -11.01 176.00 40 990 35 35
SP 1978-12-28 00:00:00 TS -11.26 176.14 40 990 40 990 35 35
SP 03:00:00 TS -11.64 176.36 40 990 35 35
SP 06:00:00 TS -12.09 176.65 40 990 35 35
SP 09:00:00 TS -12.58 176.97 40 990 35 35
SP 12:00:00 TS -13.06 177.30 40 990 40 990 35 35
SP 15:00:00 TS -13.47 177.59 43 987 35 35
SP 18:00:00 TS -13.88 177.89 47 985 35 35
SP 21:00:00 TS -14.31 178.21 51 982 35 35
SP 1978-12-29 00:00:00 TS -14.84 178.58 55 980 55 980 35 35
SP 03:00:00 TS -15.49 179.02 55 980 35 35
SP 06:00:00 TS -16.22 179.51 55 980 35 35
SP 09:00:00 TS -16.97 180.00 55 980 35 35
SP 12:00:00 TS -17.76 180.48 55 980 55 980 35 35
SP 15:00:00 TS -18.57 180.95 55 980 35 35
SP 18:00:00 TS -19.41 181.43 55 980 35 35
SP 21:00:00 TS -20.29 181.91 55 980 35 35
SP 1978-12-30 00:00:00 TS -21.24 182.38 55 980 55 980 35 35
SP 03:00:00 TS -22.27 182.81 55 980 35 35
SP 06:00:00 TS -23.39 183.22 55 980 35 35
SP 09:00:00 TS -24.54 183.63 55 980 35 35
SP 12:00:00 TS -25.76 184.00 55 980 55 980 35 35
SP 15:00:00 TS -27.05 184.31 51 982 30 32
SP 18:00:00 TS -28.38 184.55 47 985 25 30
SP 21:00:00 TS -29.71 184.77 43 987 25 30
SP 1978-12-31 00:00:00 TS -31.00 184.94 40 990 40 990 25 30
SP 03:00:00 TS -32.19 185.09 40 990 25 30
SP 06:00:00 TS -33.33 185.21 40 990 25 30
SP 09:00:00 TS -34.47 185.29 40 990 25 30
SP 12:00:00 TS -35.60 185.36 40 990 40 990 25 30

Source Information

Agency Information
USA bsh041979.txt
TOKYO
CMA
HKO
NEWDELHI
REUNION
BOM
NADI
WELLINGTON TC_BT_1967_2006.csv:Line=1227:FAY
DS824 s_hem.dat:1382:04P
TD9636 cons_worldwide_trop_cyclone_18710101-19891231-006:Line=10700
TD9635
NEUMANN tracks.sh:Storm=538:FAY:BSH0479:JTWC&NCDC
MLC

All available IBTrACS Data

SEASON BASIN SUBBASIN ISO_TIME_________ NATURE LAT LON WMO WIND WMO PRES WMO AGENCY DIST2LAND LANDFALL IFLAG USA AGENCY USA ATCF_ID USA LAT USA LON USA SSHS WELLINGTON LAT WELLINGTON LON WELLINGTON WIND WELLINGTON PRES DS824 LAT DS824 LON DS824 STAGE DS824 WIND TD9636 LAT TD9636 LON TD9636 STAGE NEUMANN LAT NEUMANN LON NEUMANN CLASS NEUMANN WIND STORM SPEED STORM DIR
Year degrees north degrees east kts mb km km degrees north degrees east 1 degrees north degrees east kts mb degrees north degrees east kts degrees north degrees east degrees north degrees east kts kts degrees
1979 SP MM 1978-12-24 12:00:00 TS -4.00 172.00 1307 1307 O________O____ jtwc_sh SH041979 -4.00 172.00 -1 -4.00 172.00 TC 15 113
1979 SP MM 15:00:00 TS -4.30 172.69 1343 1338 P________P____ SH041979 -4.30 172.69 -1 -4.30 172.69 TC 14 115
1979 SP MM 18:00:00 TS -4.60 173.30 1348 1342 O________O____ jtwc_sh SH041979 -4.60 173.30 -1 -4.60 173.30 TC 12 119
1979 SP MM 21:00:00 TS -4.90 173.76 1348 1335 P________P____ SH041979 -4.90 173.76 -1 -4.90 173.76 TC 10 127
1979 SP MM 1978-12-25 00:00:00 TS -5.20 174.10 1338 1323 O________OO_O_ jtwc_sh SH041979 -5.20 174.10 -1 -5.20 174.10 TC 25 -5.20 174.10 1 -5.20 174.10 TC 25 9 135
1979 SP MM 03:00:00 TS -5.49 174.37 1330 1294 P________PP_P_ SH041979 -5.51 174.40 -1 -5.51 174.40 TC 25 -5.50 174.31 1 -5.44 174.30 TC 25 7 142
1979 SP MM 06:00:00 TS -5.78 174.56 1290 1265 O________OP_O_ jtwc_sh SH041979 -5.80 174.60 -1 -5.80 174.60 TC 25 -5.79 174.50 1 -5.70 174.50 TC 25 7 149
1979 SP MM 09:00:00 TS -6.05 174.70 1265 1230 P________PP_P_ SH041979 -6.06 174.73 -1 -6.06 174.73 TC 25 -6.06 174.67 1 -6.01 174.67 TC 25 6 155
1979 SP MM 12:00:00 TS -6.30 174.80 1230 1205 O________OO_O_ jtwc_sh SH041979 -6.30 174.80 -1 -6.30 174.80 TC 25 -6.30 174.80 1 -6.30 174.80 TC 25 5 160
1979 SP MM 15:00:00 TS -6.51 174.87 1205 1184 P________PP_P_ SH041979 -6.51 174.86 -1 -6.51 174.86 TC 25 -6.51 174.88 1 -6.51 174.87 TC 25 4 166
1979 SP MM 18:00:00 TS -6.70 174.91 1184 1163 O________OP_O_ jtwc_sh SH041979 -6.70 174.90 -1 -6.70 174.90 TC 25 -6.70 174.93 1 -6.70 174.90 TC 25 4 167
1979 SP MM 21:00:00 TS -6.89 174.95 1159 1139 P________PP_P_ SH041979 -6.89 174.95 -1 -6.89 174.95 TC 25 -6.89 174.96 1 -6.89 174.94 TC 25 4 168
1979 SP MM 1978-12-26 00:00:00 TS -7.10 175.00 1139 1114 O________OO_O_ jtwc_sh SH041979 -7.10 175.00 -1 -7.10 175.00 TC 25 -7.10 175.00 1 -7.10 175.00 TC 25 5 166
1979 SP MM 03:00:00 TS -7.33 175.06 1114 1083 P________PP_P_ SH041979 -7.33 175.04 -1 -7.33 175.04 TC 25 -7.33 175.06 1 -7.34 175.10 TC 25 5 165
1979 SP MM 06:00:00 TS -7.59 175.13 1083 1058 O________OP_O_ jtwc_sh SH041979 -7.60 175.10 -1 -7.60 175.10 TC 25 -7.58 175.14 1 -7.60 175.20 TC 25 6 164
1979 SP MM 09:00:00 TS -7.86 175.21 1047 1012 P________PP_P_ SH041979 -7.86 175.19 -1 -7.86 175.19 TC 25 -7.86 175.21 1 -7.87 175.25 TC 25 6 165
1979 SP MM 12:00:00 TS -8.20 175.30 1012 967 O________OO_O_ jtwc_sh SH041979 -8.20 175.30 -1 -8.20 175.30 TC 25 -8.20 175.30 1 -8.20 175.30 TC 25 8 167
1979 SP MM 15:00:00 TS -8.66 175.40 956 910 P________PP_P_ SH041979 -8.69 175.40 -1 -8.69 175.40 TC 25 -8.65 175.40 1 -8.63 175.39 TC 25 10 168
1979 SP MM 18:00:00 TS -9.16 175.50 900 854 O________OP_O_ jtwc_sh SH041979 -9.20 175.50 -1 -9.20 175.50 TC 25 -9.15 175.50 1 -9.10 175.50 TC 25 10 168
1979 SP MM 21:00:00 TS -9.63 175.61 854 809 P________PP_P_ SH041979 -9.65 175.61 -1 -9.65 175.61 TC 25 -9.62 175.60 1 -9.59 175.61 TC 27 9 167
1979 SP MM 1978-12-27 00:00:00 TS -10.00 175.70 809 784 O________OO_O_ jtwc_sh SH041979 -10.00 175.70 -1 -10.00 175.70 TC 25 -10.00 175.70 1 -10.00 175.70 TC 30 6 165
1979 SP MM 03:00:00 TS -10.20 175.76 784 773 P________PP_P_ SH041979 -10.19 175.75 -1 -10.19 175.75 TC 25 -10.21 175.78 1 -10.20 175.75 TC 30 3 160
1979 SP MM 06:00:00 TS -10.31 175.81 773 759 O________OP_O_ jtwc_sh SH041979 -10.30 175.80 -1 -10.30 175.80 TC 25 -10.33 175.86 1 -10.30 175.80 TC 30 3 143
1979 SP MM 09:00:00 TS -10.40 175.91 759 748 P________PP_P_ SH041979 -10.40 175.90 -1 -10.40 175.90 TC 30 -10.41 175.93 1 -10.39 175.90 TC 32 2 142
1979 SP MM 12:00:00 TS -10.47 175.94 40 990 wellington 748 738 O_______OOO_O_ jtwc_sh SH041979 -10.50 176.00 -1 -10.00 175.00 40 990 -10.50 176.00 TC 35 -10.50 176.00 2 -10.50 176.00 TC 35 2 171
1979 SP MM 15:00:00 TS -10.62 175.94 738 713 P_______PPP_P_ SH041979 -10.63 176.05 -1 -10.43 175.11 40 990 -10.63 176.05 TC 35 -10.61 176.04 2 -10.69 176.05 TC 35 3 0
1979 SP MM 18:00:00 TS -10.81 175.96 713 692 O_______POP_O_ jtwc_sh SH041979 -10.80 176.10 -1 -10.84 175.22 40 990 -10.80 176.10 TC 35 -10.74 176.08 2 -10.90 176.10 TC 35 4 171
1979 SP MM 21:00:00 TS -11.01 176.00 692 668 P_______PPP_P_ SH041979 -10.95 176.17 -1 -11.20 175.35 40 990 -10.95 176.17 TC 35 -10.92 176.16 2 -11.00 176.16 TC 35 5 158
1979 SP MM 1978-12-28 00:00:00 TS -11.26 176.14 40 990 wellington 657 618 O_______OOO_O_ jtwc_sh SH041979 -11.20 176.30 -1 -11.50 175.50 40 990 -11.20 176.30 TC 35 -11.20 176.30 2 -11.20 176.30 TC 35 7 151
1979 SP MM 03:00:00 TS -11.64 176.36 614 554 P_______PPP_P_ SH041979 -11.60 176.51 -1 -11.72 175.67 40 990 -11.60 176.51 TC 35 -11.62 176.54 2 -11.65 176.57 TC 35 10 149
1979 SP MM 06:00:00 TS -12.09 176.65 554 500 O_______POP_O_ jtwc_sh SH041979 -12.10 176.80 -1 -11.92 175.89 40 990 -12.10 176.80 TC 35 -12.13 176.84 2 -12.20 176.90 TC 35 11 148
1979 SP MM 09:00:00 TS -12.58 176.97 486 432 P_______PPP_P_ SH041979 -12.67 177.15 -1 -12.16 176.16 40 990 -12.67 177.15 TC 35 -12.68 177.17 2 -12.71 177.21 TC 35 12 147
1979 SP MM 12:00:00 TS -13.06 177.30 40 990 wellington 422 378 O_______OOO_O_ jtwc_sh SH041979 -13.20 177.50 -1 -12.50 176.50 40 990 -13.20 177.50 TC 35 -13.20 177.50 2 -13.20 177.50 TC 35 11 146
1979 SP MM 15:00:00 TS -13.47 177.59 367 314 P_______PPP_P_ SH041979 -13.56 177.76 -1 -13.03 176.95 43 987 -13.56 177.76 TC 35 -13.57 177.75 2 -13.61 177.75 TC 35 10 145
1979 SP MM 18:00:00 TS -13.88 177.89 314 260 O_______POP_O_ jtwc_sh SH041979 -13.90 178.00 -1 -13.66 177.46 47 985 -13.90 178.00 TC 35 -13.92 177.99 2 -14.00 178.00 TC 35 10 145
1979 SP MM 21:00:00 TS -14.31 178.21 260 193 P_______PPP_P_ SH041979 -14.29 178.26 -1 -14.34 177.99 51 982 -14.29 178.26 TC 35 -14.31 178.27 2 -14.35 178.26 TC 35 12 145
1979 SP MM 1978-12-29 00:00:00 TS -14.84 178.58 55 980 wellington 193 114 O_______OOO_O_ jtwc_sh SH041979 -14.80 178.60 -1 -15.00 178.50 55 980 -14.80 178.60 TC 35 -14.80 178.60 2 -14.80 178.60 TC 35 14 146
1979 SP MM 03:00:00 TS -15.49 179.02 104 11 P_______PPP_P_ SH041979 -15.50 179.07 -1 -15.49 178.87 55 980 -15.50 179.07 TC 35 -15.46 179.05 2 -15.49 179.07 TC 35 17 147
1979 SP MM 06:00:00 TS -16.22 179.51 11 0 O_______POP_O_ jtwc_sh SH041979 -16.30 179.60 -1 -15.97 179.20 55 980 -16.30 179.60 TC 35 -16.22 179.55 2 -16.30 179.60 TC 35 18 148
1979 SP MM 09:00:00 TS -16.97 180.00 24 24 P_______PPP_P_ SH041979 -17.09 -179.88 -1 -16.52 179.56 55 980 -17.09 -179.88 TC 35 -17.05 -179.92 2 -17.09 -179.89 TC 35 18 149
1979 SP MM 12:00:00 TS -17.76 180.48 55 980 wellington 128 128 O_______OOO_O_ jtwc_sh SH041979 -17.90 -179.40 -1 -17.20 180.00 55 980 -17.90 180.60 TC 35 -17.90 -179.40 2 -17.90 -179.40 TC 35 18 150
1979 SP MM 15:00:00 TS -18.57 180.95 232 232 P_______PPP_P_ SH041979 -18.69 -178.99 -1 -18.09 -179.36 55 980 -18.69 -178.99 TC 35 -18.66 -178.95 2 -18.69 -178.93 TC 35 19 151
1979 SP MM 18:00:00 TS -19.41 181.43 319 319 O_______POP_O_ jtwc_sh SH041979 -19.50 -178.60 -1 -19.12 -178.64 55 980 -19.50 181.40 TC 35 -19.44 -178.52 2 -19.50 -178.50 TC 35 20 152
1979 SP MM 21:00:00 TS -20.29 181.91 416 416 P_______PPP_P_ SH041979 -20.31 -178.15 -1 -20.24 -177.93 55 980 -20.31 -178.15 TC 35 -20.28 -178.11 2 -20.30 -178.10 TC 35 20 154
1979 SP MM 1978-12-30 00:00:00 TS -21.24 182.38 55 980 wellington 519 519 O_______OOO_O_ jtwc_sh SH041979 -21.20 -177.70 -1 -21.40 -177.30 55 980 -21.20 182.30 TC 35 -21.20 -177.70 2 -21.20 -177.70 TC 35 22 157
1979 SP MM 03:00:00 TS -22.27 182.81 635 635 P_______PPP_P_ SH041979 -22.20 -177.30 -1 -22.50 -176.85 55 980 -22.20 -177.30 TC 35 -22.21 -177.25 2 -22.26 -177.25 TC 35 23 160
1979 SP MM 06:00:00 TS -23.39 183.22 754 754 O_______POP_O_ jtwc_sh SH041979 -23.30 -176.90 -1 -23.64 -176.50 55 980 -23.30 183.10 TC 35 -23.30 -176.80 2 -23.40 -176.80 TC 35 24 162
1979 SP MM 09:00:00 TS -24.54 183.63 877 877 P_______PPP_P_ SH041979 -24.46 -176.44 -1 -24.80 -176.22 55 980 -24.46 -176.44 TC 35 -24.47 -176.37 2 -24.52 -176.38 TC 35 25 163
1979 SP MM 12:00:00 TS -25.76 184.00 55 980 wellington 1019 1019 O_______OOO_O_ jtwc_sh SH041979 -25.70 -176.00 -1 -26.00 -176.00 55 980 -25.70 184.00 TC 35 -25.70 -176.00 2 -25.70 -176.00 TC 35 26 166
1979 SP MM 15:00:00 TS -27.05 184.31 1158 1158 P_______PPP_P_ SH041979 -27.03 -175.66 -1 -27.22 -175.80 51 982 -27.03 -175.66 TC 30 -27.00 -175.67 2 -26.97 -175.67 TC 32 27 169
1979 SP MM 18:00:00 TS -28.38 184.55 1176 1063 O_______POP_O_ jtwc_sh SH041979 -28.40 -175.40 -1 -28.47 -175.64 47 985 -28.40 184.60 TC 25 -28.35 -175.39 2 -28.30 -175.40 TC 30 27 171
1979 SP MM 21:00:00 TS -29.71 184.77 1059 952 P_______PPP_P_ SH041979 -29.73 -175.17 -1 -29.73 -175.49 43 987 -29.73 -175.17 TC 25 -29.70 -175.16 2 -29.68 -175.17 TC 30 26 173
1979 SP MM 1978-12-31 00:00:00 TS -31.00 184.94 40 990 wellington 943 859 O_______OOO_O_ jtwc_sh SH041979 -31.00 -175.00 -1 -31.00 -175.30 40 990 -31.00 185.00 TC 25 -31.00 -175.00 1 -31.00 -175.00 TC 30 25 174
1979 SP MM 03:00:00 TS -32.19 185.09 851 771 P_______PPP_P_ SH041979 -32.18 -174.87 -1 -32.26 -175.05 40 990 -32.18 -174.87 TC 25 -32.21 -174.89 1 -32.13 -174.87 TC 30 24 175
1979 SP MM 06:00:00 TS -33.33 185.21 771 704 O_______POP_O_ jtwc_sh SH041979 -33.30 -174.80 -1 -33.51 -174.74 40 990 -33.30 185.20 TC 25 -33.35 -174.84 1 -33.20 -174.80 TC 30 23 176
1979 SP MM 09:00:00 TS -34.47 185.29 698 649 P_______PPP_P_ SH041979 -34.40 -174.78 -1 -34.76 -174.38 40 990 -34.40 -174.78 TC 25 -34.44 -174.81 1 -34.33 -174.78 TC 30 23 177
1979 SP MM 12:00:00 TS -35.60 185.36 40 990 wellington 648 O_______OOO_O_ jtwc_sh SH041979 -35.50 -174.80 -1 -36.00 -174.00 40 990 -35.50 185.20 TC 25 -35.50 -174.80 6 -35.50 -174.80 TC 30 23 177