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 0.3 m (13 Feb 22:00 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 102 km/h 0.3 m n.a. 0.5
GDACS Overall 167 km/h 0.3 m n.a. 0.5

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

Wind

102 km/h Current

Up to 280000 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
Green 2 12 Feb 2019 06:00 93 300 thousand No people Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia
Green 3 12 Feb 2019 12:00 102 280 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
2 12 Feb 2019 06:00 Tropical storm 65 160000 people no people -13.7, 164.9 Solomon Islands
GREEN
3 12 Feb 2019 12:00 Tropical storm 83 160000 people no people -13.7, 165.5 Solomon Islands
GREEN
3 13 Feb 2019 00:00 Tropical storm 93 180000 people no people -14, 165.9 Solomon Islands
GREEN
3 13 Feb 2019 12:00 Tropical storm 102 160000 people no people -14.3, 166.3 Solomon Islands
GREEN
3 14 Feb 2019 00:00 Tropical storm 102 170000 people no people -14.7, 166.7 Solomon Islands
GREEN
3 14 Feb 2019 12:00 Tropical storm 93 220000 people no people -15.4, 167.2 Vanuatu
GREEN
3 15 Feb 2019 12:00 Tropical storm 74 160000 people no people -17.3, 167.1 New Caledonia
GREEN
3 16 Feb 2019 12:00 Tropical storm 74 30000 people no people -19.2, 165.1 New Caledonia
GREEN
3 17 Feb 2019 12:00 Tropical storm 65 no people no people -20.4, 163.6 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

Populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population
Port-Vila Vanuatu Capital 35000 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)
Torres TOH unknown 0
Olpoi Nw Santo OLJ unknown 0
Mota Lava MTV unknown 0
Santo Pekoa International SON 56 Civ. Paved Yes 6500
Santa Cruz SCZ unknown 0
Walaha WLH unknown 0
Maewo MWF unknown 0
Redcliffe RCL unknown 0
Longana LOD unknown 0
Big Bay GBA unknown 0
Sara SSR unknown 0
Craig Cove CCV unknown 0
South West Bay SWJ unknown 0
Ulei ULB unknown 0
Lamen Bay LNB unknown 0
Valesdir VLS unknown 0
Epi EPI unknown 0
Sangafa 2 Civ. Unpaved No 3200
Emae EAE unknown 0
Lamap LPM unknown 0
Quine Hill UIQ unknown 0
Port Vila Bauerfield VLI 20 Civ. Paved Yes 8500
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
Banks Island Vanuatu
Hog Harbor Vanuatu
Turtle Bay Vanuatu
Peu Soloman Islands
Santo VUSAN Vanuatu
Palikoulo Bay Vanuatu
Graciosa Bay Soloman Islands
Maewo Island Vanuatu
Pentecost Island Vanuatu
Port Sandwich VUPSA Vanuatu
Ambryn Island Vanuatu
Port Vila VUVLI Vanuatu
Forari Bay 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.

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StormSurge

0.3 m

The maximum Storm surge height is  0.3m in Hokua, Vanuatu. This height is estimated for 13 Feb 2019 22:00 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 (78 locations). Calculation based on advisory number 3 of 12 Feb 2019 12:00:00 UTC. (Simulation using 0.5 minute resolution)

Alert Date (UTC) Name Country Storm surge height (m)
13 Feb 2019 22:00 Hokua Vanuatu  0.3
14 Feb 2019 02:00 Wora Vanuatu  0.3
14 Feb 2019 15:00 Segond Vanuatu  0.3
14 Feb 2019 12:00 Luganville Vanuatu  0.3
13 Feb 2019 23:00 Takumuna Vanuatu  0.3
14 Feb 2019 06:00 Lavatavo Vanuatu  0.3
14 Feb 2019 13:00 Palikoulo Vanuatu  0.3
14 Feb 2019 04:00 Souleisere Vanuatu  0.3
14 Feb 2019 20:00 Tenmaru Vanuatu  0.3
14 Feb 2019 18:00 Wowo Vanuatu  0.3
14 Feb 2019 07:00 Hog Harbour Vanuatu  0.3
14 Feb 2019 14:00 Saraotou Vanuatu  0.3
14 Feb 2019 17:00 Asavagas Vanuatu  0.3
14 Feb 2019 15:00 Abnetare Vanuatu  0.2
14 Feb 2019 11:00 Coulons Vanuatu  0.2
14 Feb 2019 18:00 Laruru Vanuatu  0.2
14 Feb 2019 07:00 Ladhu Vanuatu  0.2
15 Feb 2019 00:00 Mae Vanuatu  0.2
14 Feb 2019 07:00 Terou Vanuatu  0.2
14 Feb 2019 07:00 Worovok Vanuatu  0.2
14 Feb 2019 08:00 Lowarhe Vanuatu  0.2
14 Feb 2019 22:00 Ellarmo Vanuatu  0.2
14 Feb 2019 18:00 Vao Vanuatu  0.2
14 Feb 2019 07:00 Iakobone Vanuatu  0.2
14 Feb 2019 23:00 Katbol Vanuatu  0.2
13 Feb 2019 22:00 Wunpuku Vanuatu  0.2
13 Feb 2019 22:00 Lolominiou Vanuatu  0.2
13 Feb 2019 22:00 Walpey Vanuatu  0.2
13 Feb 2019 23:00 Nogugu Vanuatu  0.2
14 Feb 2019 15:00 Youelapa Vanuatu  0.2
14 Feb 2019 21:00 Brenwe Vanuatu  0.2
14 Feb 2019 01:00 Papoulassemouli Vanuatu  0.2
14 Feb 2019 02:00 Wonisule Vanuatu  0.2
14 Feb 2019 10:00 Longtal Vanuatu  0.2
14 Feb 2019 21:00 Laravet Vanuatu  0.2
14 Feb 2019 23:00 Vinmavis Vanuatu  0.1
14 Feb 2019 23:00 Lakatoro Vanuatu  0.1
13 Feb 2019 22:00 Poullappoe Vanuatu  0.1
14 Feb 2019 04:00 Piapouria Vanuatu  0.1
14 Feb 2019 14:00 Wailapo Vanuatu  0.1
14 Feb 2019 23:00 Tavendrua Vanuatu  0.1
13 Feb 2019 13:00 Gavigamana Vanuatu  0.1
13 Feb 2019 13:00 Vipaka Vanuatu  0.1
14 Feb 2019 07:00 Pualapa Vanuatu  0.1
14 Feb 2019 16:00 Tasiriki Vanuatu  0.1
14 Feb 2019 20:00 Norsup Vanuatu  0.1
15 Feb 2019 02:00 Wintua Vanuatu  0.1
15 Feb 2019 02:00 Limap Vanuatu  0.1
14 Feb 2019 12:00 Duin Dui Vanuatu  0.1
14 Feb 2019 06:00 Robertsons Vanuatu  0.1
14 Feb 2019 07:00 Tasmate Vanuatu  0.1
14 Feb 2019 06:00 Wousi Vanuatu  0.1
14 Feb 2019 03:00 Mae Vanuatu  0.1
13 Feb 2019 14:00 Mesabolo Vanuatu  0.1
13 Feb 2019 14:00 Ngusui Vanuatu  0.1
13 Feb 2019 14:00 Levonu Vanuatu  0.1
13 Feb 2019 14:00 Avira Vanuatu  0.1
15 Feb 2019 03:00 Melip Vanuatu  0.1
15 Feb 2019 03:00 Faroun Vanuatu  0.1
13 Feb 2019 23:00 Menogoro Vanuatu  0.1
14 Feb 2019 06:00 Vesalia Vanuatu  0.1
14 Feb 2019 06:00 Tourebiou Vanuatu  0.1
13 Feb 2019 12:00 Lear Vanuatu  0.1
13 Feb 2019 14:00 Tolab Vanuatu  0.1
13 Feb 2019 12:00 Pek Vanuatu  0.1
13 Feb 2019 12:00 Crepeta Vanuatu  0.1
14 Feb 2019 16:00 Losoue Vanuatu  0.1
14 Feb 2019 16:00 Olo Olo Vanuatu  0.1
15 Feb 2019 03:00 Malfakhal Vanuatu  0.1
14 Feb 2019 20:00 Roghumbo Vanuatu  0.1
14 Feb 2019 20:00 Rerep Vanuatu  0.1
14 Feb 2019 12:00 Walaha Vanuatu  0.1
14 Feb 2019 13:00 Walurigi Vanuatu  0.1
14 Feb 2019 13:00 Lolovele Vanuatu  0.1
14 Feb 2019 13:00 Lolopuepue Vanuatu  0.1
14 Feb 2019 06:00 Atsaritibi Vanuatu  0.1
15 Feb 2019 02:00 Lambulmbatuei Vanuatu  0.1
15 Feb 2019 02:00 Bourbar Vanuatu  0.1