Overall Green alert Tropical Cyclone for OMA-19
in New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands

Impact

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

Meteorological source GDACS (JTWC)
Exposed countries New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands
Exposed population No people in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed 167 km/h
Maximum storm surge 0.2 m (14 Feb 13:00 UTC)
Vulnerability High (Solomon Is.)

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 93 km/h 0.2 m n.a. 0.5
GDACS Overall 167 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

93 km/h Current

Up to 180000 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 12 Feb 2019 00:00 93 190 thousand No people Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia

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 12 Feb 2019 00:00 Tropical storm 65 15000 people no people -14, 164.5 Vanuatu
GREEN
1 12 Feb 2019 12:00 Tropical storm 74 15000 people no people -14, 165.3 Vanuatu
GREEN
1 13 Feb 2019 00:00 Tropical storm 83 130000 people no people -14.1, 165.7 Solomon Islands
GREEN
1 13 Feb 2019 12:00 Tropical storm 93 150000 people no people -14.3, 165.9 Solomon Islands
GREEN
1 14 Feb 2019 00:00 Tropical storm 93 150000 people no people -14.7, 166.1 Vanuatu
GREEN
1 15 Feb 2019 00:00 Tropical storm 83 130000 people no people -16.3, 166.4 Vanuatu
GREEN
1 16 Feb 2019 00:00 Tropical storm 74 32000 people no people -18.3, 166 New Caledonia
GREEN
1 17 Feb 2019 00:00 Tropical storm 65 no people no people -19.8, 164.2 New Caledonia
Actual track of the current bulletin
The alert for forecast greater than 3 days is limited to Orange level.



Exposed population

Countries

Country
Vanuatu
Solomon Is.
New Caledonia

Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Vanuatu Vanuatu 160000 people
Solomon Is. Solomon Islands 360000 people
New Caledonia New Caledonia 170000 people

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)
Olpoi Nw Santo OLJ unknown 0
Torres TOH unknown 0
Santo Pekoa International SON 56 Civ. Paved Yes 6500
Mota Lava MTV unknown 0
Walaha WLH unknown 0
Big Bay GBA unknown 0
Redcliffe RCL unknown 0
Longana LOD unknown 0
Maewo MWF unknown 0
Craig Cove CCV unknown 0
South West Bay SWJ unknown 0
Sara SSR unknown 0
Ulei ULB unknown 0
Lamen Bay LNB unknown 0
Valesdir VLS unknown 0
Epi EPI unknown 0
Belep BMY unknown 0
Poum PUV unknown 0
Koumac KOC 13 Civ. Paved No 3600
Hienghene HNG unknown 0
Touho TOU 3 Civ. Paved No 3600
Kone KNQ 7 Civ. Paved No 3200

Ports

Name LOCODE Country
Hog Harbor Vanuatu
Banks Island Vanuatu
Turtle Bay Vanuatu
Santo VUSAN Vanuatu
Palikoulo Bay Vanuatu
Peu Soloman Islands
Maewo Island Vanuatu
Pentecost Island Vanuatu
Port Sandwich VUPSA Vanuatu
Ambryn Island Vanuatu
Babouillat 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.

...

StormSurge

0.2 m

The maximum Storm surge height is  0.2m in Mae, Vanuatu. This height is estimated for 14 Feb 2019 13:00 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 (51 locations). Calculation based on advisory number 1 of 12 Feb 2019 00:00:00 UTC. (Simulation using 0.5 minute resolution)

Alert Date (UTC) Name Country Storm surge height (m)
14 Feb 2019 13:00 Mae Vanuatu  0.2
14 Feb 2019 13:00 Bakakara Vanuatu  0.2
13 Feb 2019 23:00 Wunpuku Vanuatu  0.2
14 Feb 2019 06:00 Nogugu Vanuatu  0.2
14 Feb 2019 06:00 Papoulassemouli Vanuatu  0.2
14 Feb 2019 06:00 Wonisule Vanuatu  0.2
14 Feb 2019 06:00 Vesalia Vanuatu  0.2
13 Feb 2019 23:00 Poullappoe Vanuatu  0.2
14 Feb 2019 05:00 Menogoro Vanuatu  0.2
13 Feb 2019 23:00 Walpey Vanuatu  0.2
14 Feb 2019 05:00 Lolominiou Vanuatu  0.2
14 Feb 2019 02:00 Segond Vanuatu  0.2
14 Feb 2019 02:00 Luganville Vanuatu  0.2
13 Feb 2019 22:00 Hokua Vanuatu  0.2
14 Feb 2019 07:00 Wousi Vanuatu  0.2
13 Feb 2019 22:00 Takumuna Vanuatu  0.1
13 Feb 2019 22:00 Wora Vanuatu  0.1
13 Feb 2019 22:00 Souleisere Vanuatu  0.1
14 Feb 2019 05:00 Piapouria Vanuatu  0.1
13 Feb 2019 22:00 Lavatavo Vanuatu  0.1
14 Feb 2019 13:00 Losoue Vanuatu  0.1
14 Feb 2019 05:00 Tourebiou Vanuatu  0.1
13 Feb 2019 22:00 Atsaritibi Vanuatu  0.1
14 Feb 2019 05:00 Robertsons Vanuatu  0.1
14 Feb 2019 05:00 Terou Vanuatu  0.1
14 Feb 2019 05:00 Worovok Vanuatu  0.1
14 Feb 2019 02:00 Palikoulo Vanuatu  0.1
14 Feb 2019 05:00 Ladhu Vanuatu  0.1
14 Feb 2019 07:00 Pualapa Vanuatu  0.1
14 Feb 2019 13:00 Olo Olo Vanuatu  0.1
14 Feb 2019 13:00 Tasiriki Vanuatu  0.1
13 Feb 2019 13:00 Gavigamana Vanuatu  0.1
13 Feb 2019 16:00 Vipaka Vanuatu  0.1
14 Feb 2019 07:00 Tasmate Vanuatu  0.1
13 Feb 2019 22:00 Iakobone Vanuatu  0.1
13 Feb 2019 22:00 Hog Harbour Vanuatu  0.1
13 Feb 2019 22:00 Lowarhe Vanuatu  0.1
13 Feb 2019 16:00 Lear Vanuatu  0.1
13 Feb 2019 22:00 Tolab Vanuatu  0.1
13 Feb 2019 22:00 Pek Vanuatu  0.1
13 Feb 2019 22:00 Mesabolo Vanuatu  0.1
13 Feb 2019 16:00 Crepeta Vanuatu  0.1
13 Feb 2019 22:00 Ngusui Vanuatu  0.1
13 Feb 2019 22:00 Levonu Vanuatu  0.1
13 Feb 2019 22:00 Avira Vanuatu  0.1
14 Feb 2019 04:00 Wailapo Vanuatu  0.1
14 Feb 2019 04:00 Youelapa Vanuatu  0.1
14 Feb 2019 13:00 Abnetare Vanuatu  0.1
13 Feb 2019 22:00 Longtal Vanuatu  0.1
13 Feb 2019 22:00 Coulons Vanuatu  0.1
14 Feb 2019 04:00 Saraotou Vanuatu  0.1