Overall Green alert Tropical Cyclone for MONA-19
in Fiji

Impact

Tropical Cyclone MONA-19 can have a low humanitarian impact based on the maximum sustained wind speed,exposed population and vulnerability.

Meteorological source GDACS (JTWC)
Exposed countries Fiji
Exposed population No people in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed 93 km/h
Maximum storm surge 0.1 m (04 Jan 07:00 UTC)
Vulnerability Medium (Fiji)

GDACS Score

GDACS alert score for Tropical Cyclones is 0.5 (GREEN Alert), 1.5 (ORANGE Alert), 2.5 (RED Alert)
For more info on GDACS alert score click here.
  Wind Storm surge Rainfall GDACS score
GDACS Current 120 km/h 0.6 m n.a. 0.5
GDACS Overall 93 km/h 0.1 m n.a. 0.5

Wind

120 km/h Current

Up to 900000 people in Tropical storm (see SSHS)

Impact Timeline

Alert Date (UTC) Max Winds (km/h) Population in
Tropical Storm
Population in
Cat. 1 or higher
Countries
Orange 1 02 Jan 2019 18:00 139 910 thousand 450 thousand Fiji
Green 2 03 Jan 2019 00:00 120 930 thousand No people Wallis and Futuna, Fiji, Vanuatu
Green 3 03 Jan 2019 06:00 111 940 thousand No people Fiji, Wallis and Futuna, Vanuatu
Green 4 03 Jan 2019 12:00 120 910 thousand No people Fiji, Wallis and Futuna

Bulletin Timeline

Alert Date (UTC) Category Max winds (km/h) Population in
Tropical Storm
Population in
Cat.1 or higher
Location (lat, lon)
GREEN
1 02 Jan 2019 18:00 Tropical storm 65 2100 people no people -11.1, 177.3
GREEN
2 03 Jan 2019 00:00 Tropical storm 65 2200 people no people -11.4, 178.1
GREEN
3 03 Jan 2019 06:00 Tropical storm 65 2200 people no people -12.6, 178.2
GREEN
4 03 Jan 2019 12:00 Tropical storm 74 <1000 people no people -13.5, 177.9
GREEN
4 04 Jan 2019 00:00 Tropical storm 74 28000 people no people -14.3, 177.6
GREEN
4 04 Jan 2019 12:00 Tropical storm 83 880000 people no people -14.8, 177.5
GREEN
4 05 Jan 2019 00:00 Tropical storm 93 900000 people no people -15.4, 177.7
GREEN
4 05 Jan 2019 12:00 Tropical storm 102 900000 people no people -15.9, 178
GREEN
4 06 Jan 2019 12:00 Category 1 120 900000 people no people -16.6, 178.4
GREEN
4 07 Jan 2019 12:00 Tropical storm 93 900000 people no people -18.9, 179.1
GREEN
4 08 Jan 2019 12:00 Tropical storm 74 no people no people -21.7, 176.7
Actual track of the current bulletin
The alert for forecast greater than 3 days is limited to Orange level.



Exposed population

Countries

Country
Fiji
Wallis & Futuna

Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Fiji Fiji 750000 people
Wallis & Futuna Wallis and Futuna 14000 people

Populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Somosomo Fiji City - 405 km
Tavua Fiji City 2600 people 436 km
Vatukoula Fiji City 10000 people 443 km
Ba Fiji City 19000 people 445 km
Lautoka Fiji City 49000 people 457 km
Levuka Fiji City 4600 people 473 km
Nadi Fiji Major city 53000 people 479 km
Korovou Fiji City <1000 people 482 km
Momi Fiji City - 493 km
Nausori Fiji City 32000 people 506 km
Sigatoka Fiji City 12000 people 516 km
Suva Fiji Capital 190000 people 517 km
Navua Fiji City 5900 people 522 km
Soso Fiji City - 613 km
Nasau Fiji City - 625 km

Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Airports

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Rotuma RTA 8 Civ. Unpaved Yes 4900 144 km
Labasa LBS 13 Civ. Paved Yes 3500 363 km
Vanuabalavu VBV unknown 0 372 km
Bua BVF unknown 0 373 km
Turtle Island TTL unknown 0 385 km
Saqani AQS unknown 0 392 km
Laucala Island LUC unknown 0 395 km
Cicia ICI unknown 0 402 km
Matei TVU 21 Civ. Unpaved Yes 2900 426 km
Vatukoula VAU unknown 0 443 km
Ba BFJ unknown 0 449 km
Koro KXF unknown 0 456 km
Castaway CST unknown 0 463 km
Wakaya Island KAY unknown 0 471 km
Nadi International NAN 18 Civ. Paved Yes 10500 473 km
Bureta Levuka Air LEV unknown 0 475 km
Malololailai PTF unknown 0 479 km
Nausori SUV 5 Civ. Paved Yes 6100 508 km
Natadola NTA unknown 0 511 km
Pacific Harbour Dueba PHR unknown 0 519 km
Korolevu KVU unknown 0 522 km
Ngau NGI unknown 0 535 km
Vatulele VTF unknown 0 560 km
Moala MFJ unknown 0 602 km
Kandavu KDV unknown 0 616 km
Ono-I-Lau ONU unknown 0 870 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Rotuma FJRTA Fiji 137 km
Malau Fiji 352 km
Lambasa Fiji 357 km
Malau (Labasa) FJLBS Fiji 361 km
Labasa FJLBS Fiji 361 km
Savusavu Fiji 394 km
Vatia FJVAT Fiji 432 km
Ile Futuna Wallis and Futuna 438 km
Lautoka FJLTK Fiji 457 km
Vuda FJVUD Fiji 466 km
Levuka FJLEV Fiji 473 km
Suva FJSUV Fiji 515 km
Kandavu Island Fiji 612 km

Rainfall

Rainfall accumulation of the past 24h, as detected by the Global Precipitation Measurement mission of NASA. For more information, see https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/GPM/main/index.html.

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StormSurge

0.1 m

The maximum Storm surge height is  0.1m in Naimasimasi, Fiji. This height is estimated for 04 Jan 2019 07:00 UTC .

The JRC has developed an experimental global storm surge model, which is run after each advisory issued by the regional tropical cyclone centres. The calculations are published about 20 minutes after a new advisory is detected by GDACS. The calculations identify the populated places affected by storm surge up to three days in advance, using the forecasted track. When forecasts change, the associated storm surge changes too and alert levels may go up or down. All links, data, statistics and maps refer to the latest available calculation. If the calculation for the last advisory is not completed, the latest available calculation is shown.

Locations affected by Storm surge (13 locations). Calculation based on advisory number 20 of 07 Jan 2019 12:00:00 UTC. (Simulation using 0.5 minute resolution)

Alert Date (UTC) Name Country Storm surge height (m)
04 Jan 2019 07:00 Naimasimasi Fiji  0.1
04 Jan 2019 18:00 Tavua Fiji  0.1
03 Jan 2019 14:00 Korosi Fiji  0.1
04 Jan 2019 07:00 Ucunivanua Fiji  0.1
06 Jan 2019 07:00 Nalele Fiji  0.1
03 Jan 2019 14:00 Korotasere Fiji  0.1
03 Jan 2019 14:00 Viani Fiji  0.1
04 Jan 2019 07:00 Korovou Fiji  0.1
03 Jan 2019 14:00 Naweni Fiji  0.1
04 Jan 2019 06:00 Cautata Fiji  0.1
04 Jan 2019 07:00 Lodoni Fiji  0.1
04 Jan 2019 18:00 Tavua Fiji  0.1
04 Jan 2019 07:00 Dromuna Fiji  0.1