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 Distance
Somosomo Fiji City - 509 km
Tavua Fiji City 2600 people 537 km
Vatukoula Fiji City 10000 people 544 km
Ba Fiji City 19000 people 547 km
Lautoka Fiji City 49000 people 560 km
Levuka Fiji City 4600 people 566 km
Korovou Fiji City <1000 people 578 km
Nadi Fiji Major city 53000 people 582 km
Momi Fiji City - 596 km
Nausori Fiji City 32000 people 602 km
Suva Fiji Capital 190000 people 614 km
Sigatoka Fiji City 12000 people 618 km
Navua Fiji City 5900 people 621 km
Soso Fiji City - 711 km
Nasau Fiji City - 725 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
Rotuma RTA 8 Civ. Unpaved Yes 4900 123 km
Labasa LBS 13 Civ. Paved Yes 3500 445 km
Vanuabalavu VBV unknown 0 459 km
Bua BVF unknown 0 467 km
Saqani AQS unknown 0 476 km
Laucala Island LUC unknown 0 478 km
Cicia ICI unknown 0 482 km
Turtle Island TTL unknown 0 488 km
Matei TVU 21 Civ. Unpaved Yes 2900 498 km
Koro KXF unknown 0 541 km
Vatukoula VAU unknown 0 544 km
Ba BFJ unknown 0 551 km
Wakaya Island KAY unknown 0 562 km
Castaway CST unknown 0 567 km
Bureta Levuka Air LEV unknown 0 569 km
Nadi International NAN 18 Civ. Paved Yes 10500 576 km
Malololailai PTF unknown 0 583 km
Nausori SUV 5 Civ. Paved Yes 6100 604 km
Natadola NTA unknown 0 614 km
Pacific Harbour Dueba PHR unknown 0 618 km
Korolevu KVU unknown 0 623 km
Ngau NGI unknown 0 624 km
Vatulele VTF unknown 0 661 km
Moala MFJ unknown 0 686 km
Kandavu KDV unknown 0 715 km
Futuna Island FTA unknown 0 1145 km
Aniwa AWD unknown 0 1177 km
Ipota IPA unknown 0 1180 km
Dillons Bay DLY unknown 0 1199 km
Tanna Island Tanna TAH unknown 0 1223 km
White Grass 6 Civ. Paved Yes 5000 1223 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Rotuma FJRTA Fiji 117 km
Malau Fiji 433 km
Lambasa Fiji 439 km
Ile Futuna Wallis and Futuna 439 km
Malau (Labasa) FJLBS Fiji 442 km
Labasa FJLBS Fiji 442 km
Savusavu Fiji 478 km
Vatia FJVAT Fiji 534 km
Lautoka FJLTK Fiji 560 km
Levuka FJLEV Fiji 566 km
Vuda FJVUD Fiji 569 km
Suva FJSUV Fiji 612 km
Kandavu Island Fiji 710 km
Tana Island Vanuatu 1212 km
Aneityum Island Vanuatu 1233 km
Hunter Island New Caledonia 1264 km
Matthew Island New Caledonia 1301 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

0.4 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