Overall Green alert Tropical Cyclone for NEIL-19
in Tonga
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Impact

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

Meteorological source GDACS (JTWC)
Exposed countries Tonga
Exposed population No people in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed 65 km/h
Maximum storm surge 0.2 m (09 Feb 19:00 UTC)
Vulnerability Medium (Tonga)

GDACS Score

GDACS alert score for Tropical Cyclones is 0.5 (GREEN Alert), 1.5 (ORANGE Alert), 2.5 (RED Alert)
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  Wind Storm surge Rainfall GDACS score
GDACS Current 65 km/h 0.2 m n.a. 0.5
GDACS Overall 65 km/h 0.2 m n.a. 0.5

Maximum winds, storm surge, rainfall (Current: over the next 72 h, Overall: entire TC track)

Wind

65 km/h Current

Up to 100000 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
Green 1 09 Feb 2019 18:00 65 110 thousand No people Tonga

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 09 Feb 2019 18:00 Tropical storm 65 5200 people no people -20.9, -174.9
GREEN
1 10 Feb 2019 06:00 Tropical storm 65 no people no people -24.5, -173.6
GREEN
1 10 Feb 2019 18:00 Tropical storm 65 no people no people -28.8, -171.6
GREEN
1 11 Feb 2019 06:00 Tropical depression 56 no people no people -33.8, -169.5
Actual track of the current bulletin
The alert for forecast greater than 3 days is limited to Orange level.



Exposed population

Countries

Country
Tonga

Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Tonga Tonga 98000 people

Populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Nuku'alofa Tonga Capital 24000 people 42 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
Fua'amotu International TBU 38 Civ. Paved Yes 8700 46 km
Eua Kaufana EUA unknown 0 53 km
Haapai HPA 12 Civ. Unpaved Yes 3900 137 km
Vavau International VAV 72 Civ. Unpaved Yes 5500 274 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Nuku'alofa TOTBU Tonga 41 km
Eua Island Tonga 52 km
Pangai TOPAN Tonga 134 km
Ata Island Tonga 208 km
Neiafu TONEI Tonga 267 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

0.2 m

The maximum Storm surge height is  0.2m in Ohonua, Tonga. This height is estimated for 09 Feb 2019 19:00 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 (11 locations). Calculation based on advisory number 1 of 09 Feb 2019 18:00:00 UTC. (Simulation using 6 minute resolution)

Alert Date (UTC) Name Country Storm surge height (m)
09 Feb 2019 19:00 Ohonua Tonga  0.2
09 Feb 2019 20:00 Kolonga Tonga  0.2
09 Feb 2019 20:00 Niutoua Tonga  0.2
09 Feb 2019 20:00 Fuaamotu Tonga  0.1
09 Feb 2019 20:00 Mua Tonga  0.1
09 Feb 2019 20:00 Fatumu Tonga  0.1
09 Feb 2019 20:00 Nukunuku Tonga  0.1
09 Feb 2019 20:00 Houma Tonga  0.1
09 Feb 2019 20:00 Pea Tonga  0.1
09 Feb 2019 20:00 Nuku'alofa Tonga  0.1
09 Feb 2019 20:00 Foui Tonga  0.1