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 139 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 GDACS score
GDACS Current 139 km/h 0.7 m 1.5
GDACS Overall 139 km/h 0.1 m 1.5

Wind

139 km/h Current

Up to 440000 people in Category 1 strength or higher (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

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
1 03 Jan 2019 06:00 Tropical storm 83 2100 people no people -12.7, 177.3
GREEN
1 03 Jan 2019 18:00 Tropical storm 111 30000 people no people -13.4, 177.2
GREEN
1 04 Jan 2019 06:00 Category 1 130 660000 people no people -13.9, 177
ORANGE
1 04 Jan 2019 18:00 Category 1 139 900000 people 100000 people -14.8, 177.2
ORANGE
1 05 Jan 2019 18:00 Category 1 130 900000 people 440000 people -16.6, 179
GREEN
1 06 Jan 2019 18:00 Tropical storm 111 820000 people no people -19.9, 178.5
GREEN
1 07 Jan 2019 18:00 Tropical storm 65 no people no people -22.1, 175.7
Actual track of the current bulletin
The alert for forecast greater than 3 days is limited to Orange level.



Exposed population

Countries

Country
Fiji

Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Fiji Fiji 750000 people

Populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Levuka Fiji City 4600 people 746 km
Korovou Fiji City <1000 people 754 km
Nausori Fiji City 32000 people 778 km
Suva Fiji Capital 190000 people 789 km
Soso Fiji City - 884 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
Labasa LBS 13 Civ. Paved Yes 3500 633 km
Vanuabalavu VBV unknown 0 644 km
Bua BVF unknown 0 646 km
Saqani AQS unknown 0 664 km
Laucala Island LUC unknown 0 666 km
Wakaya Island KAY unknown 0 744 km
Bureta Levuka Air LEV unknown 0 748 km
Nausori SUV 5 Civ. Paved Yes 6100 780 km
Kandavu KDV unknown 0 885 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Malau Fiji 622 km
Lambasa Fiji 627 km
Labasa FJLBS Fiji 631 km
Malau (Labasa) FJLBS Fiji 631 km
Savusavu Fiji 665 km
Levuka FJLEV Fiji 747 km
Suva FJSUV Fiji 787 km
Kandavu Island Fiji 882 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