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 0.4 m (06 Jan 06:00 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 111 km/h 0.4 m n.a. 0.5
GDACS Overall 139 km/h 0.4 m n.a. 0.5

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

Wind

111 km/h Current

Up to 940000 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

Bulletin Timeline

Alert Date (UTC) Category Max winds
(km/h)
Population in
Tropical Storm
Population in
Cat.1 or higher
Location (lat, lon) Countries
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
3 03 Jan 2019 18:00 Tropical storm 74 320000 people no people -13.6, 178.2 Fiji
GREEN
3 04 Jan 2019 06:00 Tropical storm 83 880000 people no people -14.5, 178 Fiji
GREEN
3 04 Jan 2019 18:00 Tropical storm 93 900000 people no people -15.1, 177.9 Fiji
GREEN
3 05 Jan 2019 06:00 Tropical storm 102 900000 people no people -16.1, 178 Fiji
GREEN
3 06 Jan 2019 06:00 Tropical storm 111 900000 people no people -17.4, 178.3 Fiji
GREEN
3 07 Jan 2019 06:00 Tropical storm 102 790000 people no people -18.9, 176.5 Vanuatu
GREEN
3 08 Jan 2019 06:00 Tropical storm 65 no people no people -20.4, 172.2
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
Vanuatu

Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Fiji Fiji 750000 people
Wallis & Futuna Wallis and Futuna 14000 people
Vanuatu Vanuatu 160000 people

Populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population
Somosomo Fiji City -
Tavua Fiji City 2600 people
Vatukoula Fiji City 10000 people
Ba Fiji City 19000 people
Lautoka Fiji City 49000 people
Levuka Fiji City 4600 people
Korovou Fiji City <1000 people
Nadi Fiji Major city 53000 people
Momi Fiji City -
Nausori Fiji City 32000 people
Suva Fiji Capital 190000 people
Sigatoka Fiji City 12000 people
Navua Fiji City 5900 people
Soso Fiji City -
Nasau Fiji City -

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)
Rotuma RTA 8 Civ. Unpaved Yes 4900
Labasa LBS 13 Civ. Paved Yes 3500
Vanuabalavu VBV unknown 0
Bua BVF unknown 0
Saqani AQS unknown 0
Laucala Island LUC unknown 0
Cicia ICI unknown 0
Turtle Island TTL unknown 0
Matei TVU 21 Civ. Unpaved Yes 2900
Koro KXF unknown 0
Vatukoula VAU unknown 0
Ba BFJ unknown 0
Wakaya Island KAY unknown 0
Castaway CST unknown 0
Bureta Levuka Air LEV unknown 0
Nadi International NAN 18 Civ. Paved Yes 10500
Malololailai PTF unknown 0
Nausori SUV 5 Civ. Paved Yes 6100
Natadola NTA unknown 0
Pacific Harbour Dueba PHR unknown 0
Korolevu KVU unknown 0
Ngau NGI unknown 0
Vatulele VTF unknown 0
Moala MFJ unknown 0
Kandavu KDV unknown 0
Futuna Island FTA unknown 0
Aniwa AWD unknown 0
Ipota IPA unknown 0
Dillons Bay DLY unknown 0
Tanna Island Tanna TAH unknown 0
White Grass 6 Civ. Paved Yes 5000

Ports

Name LOCODE Country
Rotuma FJRTA Fiji
Malau Fiji
Lambasa Fiji
Ile Futuna Wallis and Futuna
Malau (Labasa) FJLBS Fiji
Labasa FJLBS Fiji
Savusavu Fiji
Vatia FJVAT Fiji
Lautoka FJLTK Fiji
Levuka FJLEV Fiji
Vuda FJVUD Fiji
Suva FJSUV Fiji
Kandavu Island Fiji
Tana Island Vanuatu
Aneityum Island Vanuatu
Hunter Island New Caledonia
Matthew Island New Caledonia

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

0.4 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