currenthurricane API call - Current TimeGMT is always 1/1/1970 00:00:00 for Tropical Cyclones

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In the xml returned by the currenthurricane call, in the Current element, the TimeGMT element is missing the epoch info and is always 1/1/1970 00:00:00.

I have only seen this happening in the case of tropical cylones in the Indian Ocean. Why is this happening? Is this ocean not supported ?

Thank you in advance for your hep.
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I see what you mean. We're looking into it.
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This is actually fixed, though that storm has stopped being classified as a storm. There was a bug in the code for the Indian Ocean only, but it has been fixed. Thanks for the heads up!
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Thank you so much for the immediate response and solution of this problem.

May I say that I had also noticed that there was no value in the SaffirSimpsonCategory element. Was this also related to the same bug? Or is this not supported for this ocean? Unfortunately, I cannot check now because the storm/cyclone no longer exists.

Thank you again for the immediate support.
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I see again the problem.Tropical Cyclone Boldwin has as timestamp 1/1/1970 00:00:00. Can you please check?

I can also see that there is no value in the SaffirSimpsonCategory element. Is this also related to the same bug? Or is this not supported for this ocean?

Thank you in advance for your help.
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Hi there.

At this moment, I can see a tropical cyclone in the Indian Ocean. However, the timestamp returned by the currenthurricane api call is still 1/1/1970 00:00:00. You had it fixed before but now the problem appears again. Can you please check?

Thank you in advance for your help.