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 0.7 m (06 Jan 14:00 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 139 km/h 0.7 m n.a. 1.5
GDACS Overall 139 km/h 0.7 m n.a. 1.5

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

Wind

139 km/h Current

Up to 370000 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
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
Green 4 03 Jan 2019 12:00 120 910 thousand No people Fiji, Wallis and Futuna
Orange 5 03 Jan 2019 18:00 139 900 thousand 370 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) 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
4 03 Jan 2019 12:00 Tropical storm 74 <1000 people no people -13.5, 177.9
GREEN
5 03 Jan 2019 18:00 Tropical storm 93 <1000 people no people -14.5, 177.5
GREEN
5 04 Jan 2019 06:00 Tropical storm 111 7400 people no people -15.1, 177
GREEN
5 04 Jan 2019 18:00 Category 1 130 880000 people no people -15.4, 177.1 Fiji
GREEN
5 05 Jan 2019 06:00 Category 1 139 890000 people no people -15.9, 177.6 Fiji
ORANGE
5 05 Jan 2019 18:00 Category 1 139 900000 people 360000 people -16.6, 178.1 Fiji
ORANGE
5 06 Jan 2019 18:00 Category 1 120 900000 people 280000 people -18.1, 178.7 Fiji
GREEN
5 07 Jan 2019 18:00 Tropical storm 93 580000 people no people -20.1, 177.8 Fiji
GREEN
5 08 Jan 2019 18:00 Tropical storm 83 no people no people -21.6, 175.3
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 380 km
Korovou Fiji City <1000 people 383 km
Nausori Fiji City 32000 people 406 km
Suva Fiji Capital 190000 people 415 km
Soso Fiji City - 509 km
Nasau Fiji City - 517 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
Bureta Levuka Air LEV unknown 0 380 km
Nausori SUV 5 Civ. Paved Yes 6100 408 km
Kandavu KDV unknown 0 509 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Levuka FJLEV Fiji 380 km
Suva FJSUV Fiji 414 km
Kandavu Island Fiji 506 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

0.7 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