Offshore Weather Services Pty Ltd forecasts that the expected number of tropical cyclones over the NW Pacific region in the 2017 season is 26, which is slightly above the long term (1970-2015) average. These are expected to be of above average intensity with Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) 130% of normal.
In the South China Sea, about 8 tropical cyclones are expected to affect the region, which is close to average. These systems also expected to be close to average intensity when compared to the long term average.
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