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 (19 Feb 12:00 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 n.a. 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

93 km/h Current

Up to 3.7 million 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
Green 4 12 Feb 2019 18:00 93 340 thousand No people Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia
Green 5 13 Feb 2019 00:00 93 320 thousand No people Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia
Green 6 13 Feb 2019 06:00 93 290 thousand No people Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia
Green 7 13 Feb 2019 12:00 111 230 thousand No people Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia
Green 8 13 Feb 2019 18:00 120 310 thousand No people Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia
Green 9 14 Feb 2019 00:00 120 290 thousand No people Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia
Green 10 14 Feb 2019 06:00 130 290 thousand No people Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia
Green 11 14 Feb 2019 12:00 139 290 thousand No people Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia
Green 12 14 Feb 2019 18:00 148 300 thousand No people Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia
Green 13 15 Feb 2019 00:00 167 300 thousand No people Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia
Green 14 15 Feb 2019 06:00 167 300 thousand No people Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia
Green 15 15 Feb 2019 12:00 167 300 thousand No people Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia
Green 16 15 Feb 2019 18:00 167 290 thousand No people Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia
Green 17 16 Feb 2019 00:00 167 310 thousand No people Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Solomon Islands
Green 18 16 Feb 2019 06:00 167 320 thousand No people Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Solomon Islands
Green 19 16 Feb 2019 12:00 167 330 thousand No people Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia
Green 20 16 Feb 2019 18:00 157 350 thousand No people Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia
Green 21 17 Feb 2019 00:00 157 350 thousand No people Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia
Green 22 17 Feb 2019 06:00 148 360 thousand 1 thousand Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Solomon Islands, Norfolk Island
Green 23 17 Feb 2019 12:00 148 350 thousand 1 thousand Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Solomon Islands, Norfolk Island
Green 24 17 Feb 2019 18:00 148 310 thousand No people Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Solomon Islands, Norfolk Island
Green 25 18 Feb 2019 00:00 130 340 thousand No people New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Norfolk Island
Green 26 18 Feb 2019 06:00 120 330 thousand No people New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Norfolk Island
Green 27 18 Feb 2019 12:00 111 320 thousand No people New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Norfolk Island
Green 28 18 Feb 2019 18:00 120 310 thousand No people New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Norfolk Island
Green 29 19 Feb 2019 00:00 157 310 thousand No people New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands
Green 30 19 Feb 2019 06:00 167 310 thousand No people New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands
Green 31 19 Feb 2019 12:00 157 310 thousand No people New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands
Green 32 19 Feb 2019 18:00 139 310 thousand No people New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Australia, Solomon Islands
Green 33 20 Feb 2019 00:00 130 310 thousand No people New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Australia, Solomon Islands
Green 34 20 Feb 2019 06:00 130 310 thousand No people New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Australia, Solomon Islands
Green 35 20 Feb 2019 12:00 111 4 million No people New Caledonia, Australia, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands
Green 36 20 Feb 2019 18:00 102 3.5 million No people New Caledonia, Australia, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands
Green 37 21 Feb 2019 00:00 93 3.7 million No people New Caledonia, Australia, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands

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
4 12 Feb 2019 18:00 Tropical storm 83 190000 people no people -14, 166 Solomon Islands
GREEN
5 13 Feb 2019 00:00 Tropical storm 83 160000 people no people -14.4, 166.1 Solomon Islands
GREEN
6 13 Feb 2019 06:00 Tropical storm 83 160000 people no people -14.6, 165.1 Solomon Islands
GREEN
7 13 Feb 2019 12:00 Tropical storm 102 200000 people no people -14, 165 Solomon Islands
GREEN
8 13 Feb 2019 18:00 Tropical storm 102 250000 people no people -14.7, 165.4 Solomon Islands
GREEN
9 14 Feb 2019 00:00 Tropical storm 102 250000 people no people -14.7, 165.5 Solomon Islands
GREEN
10 14 Feb 2019 06:00 Tropical storm 102 150000 people no people -14.9, 165.5 Vanuatu
GREEN
11 14 Feb 2019 12:00 Tropical storm 102 130000 people no people -15.5, 165.2 Vanuatu
GREEN
12 14 Feb 2019 18:00 Tropical storm 102 140000 people no people -15.4, 165.4 Vanuatu
GREEN
13 15 Feb 2019 00:00 Tropical storm 111 92000 people no people -15.1, 165.2 Vanuatu
GREEN
14 15 Feb 2019 06:00 Category 1 120 82000 people no people -15, 165.1 Vanuatu
GREEN
15 15 Feb 2019 12:00 Category 1 130 71000 people no people -15.3, 164.6 Vanuatu
GREEN
16 15 Feb 2019 18:00 Category 1 130 16000 people no people -15.5, 164.3 Vanuatu
GREEN
17 16 Feb 2019 00:00 Category 1 130 57000 people no people -15.5, 163.9 Vanuatu
GREEN
18 16 Feb 2019 06:00 Category 1 130 9700 people no people -15.5, 164.1 Vanuatu
GREEN
19 16 Feb 2019 12:00 Category 1 130 57000 people no people -15.3, 164.2 Vanuatu
GREEN
20 16 Feb 2019 18:00 Category 1 120 75000 people no people -15.3, 164.4 Vanuatu
GREEN
21 17 Feb 2019 00:00 Category 1 120 61000 people no people -15.5, 164.2 Vanuatu
GREEN
22 17 Feb 2019 06:00 Tropical storm 111 85000 people no people -16.1, 164.3 New Caledonia
GREEN
23 17 Feb 2019 12:00 Tropical storm 111 24000 people no people -16.3, 164.3 New Caledonia
GREEN
24 17 Feb 2019 18:00 Tropical storm 102 7300 people no people -16.6, 164.1 New Caledonia
GREEN
25 18 Feb 2019 00:00 Tropical storm 93 44000 people no people -17.3, 164 Vanuatu
GREEN
26 18 Feb 2019 06:00 Tropical storm 83 49000 people no people -18.2, 163.3 New Caledonia
GREEN
27 18 Feb 2019 12:00 Tropical storm 93 46000 people no people -18.5, 163.1 New Caledonia
GREEN
28 18 Feb 2019 18:00 Tropical storm 111 34000 people no people -19, 162.7 New Caledonia
GREEN
29 19 Feb 2019 00:00 Category 1 139 30000 people no people -19.7, 162.3 New Caledonia
GREEN
30 19 Feb 2019 06:00 Category 1 139 30000 people no people -20, 162.1 New Caledonia
GREEN
31 19 Feb 2019 12:00 Category 1 139 34000 people no people -20.6, 162 New Caledonia
GREEN
32 19 Feb 2019 18:00 Category 1 139 17000 people no people -21.1, 161.5 New Caledonia
GREEN
33 20 Feb 2019 00:00 Category 1 130 2700 people no people -21.4, 161.2 New Caledonia
GREEN
34 20 Feb 2019 06:00 Category 1 130 29000 people no people -21.5, 161 New Caledonia
GREEN
35 20 Feb 2019 12:00 Tropical storm 111 <1000 people no people -21.9, 160.8
GREEN
36 20 Feb 2019 18:00 Tropical storm 102 no people no people -22.1, 160.6
GREEN
37 21 Feb 2019 00:00 Tropical storm 93 no people no people -22.5, 160
GREEN
37 21 Feb 2019 12:00 Tropical storm 83 <1000 people no people -23.2, 159.4 Australia
GREEN
37 22 Feb 2019 00:00 Tropical storm 83 830000 people no people -23.9, 158.8 Australia
GREEN
37 22 Feb 2019 12:00 Tropical storm 93 3.4 million people no people -24.7, 158.4 Australia
GREEN
37 23 Feb 2019 00:00 Tropical storm 93 3.4 million people no people -25.3, 157.8 Australia
GREEN
37 24 Feb 2019 00:00 Tropical storm 83 3.1 million people no people -24.8, 157.2 Australia
GREEN
37 25 Feb 2019 00:00 Tropical storm 74 6300 people no people -24.1, 156.7 Australia
GREEN
37 26 Feb 2019 00:00 Tropical storm 65 no people no people -23.4, 156.1
Actual track of the current bulletin
The alert for forecast greater than 3 days is limited to Orange level.



Exposed population

Countries

Country
New Caledonia
Australia
Vanuatu
Solomon Is.

Provinces

Region Province Country Population
New Caledonia New Caledonia 170000 people
Queensland Australia 3.1 million people
New South Wales Australia 6.3 million people
Vanuatu Vanuatu 160000 people
Solomon Is. Solomon Islands 360000 people

Populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population
Maryborough Queensland Australia City 20000 people
Bundaberg Queensland Australia City 52000 people
Brisbane Queensland Australia Major city 1.8 million people
Gold Coast Queensland Australia City 490000 people
Ipswich Queensland Australia City -
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)
Belep BMY unknown 0
Poum PUV unknown 0
Koumac KOC 13 Civ. Paved No 3600
Kone KNQ 7 Civ. Paved No 3200
Mueo PDC unknown 0
Hienghene HNG unknown 0
Touho TOU 3 Civ. Paved No 3600
Orchid Beach Fraser Is OKB unknown 0
Hervey Bay HVB 18 Civ. Paved Yes 4800
Maryborough MBH 12 Civ. Paved Yes 5200
Noosaville NSV unknown 0
Bundaberg BDB 33 Civ. Paved Yes 5000
Maroochydore MCY 5 Civ. Paved Yes 5800
Caloundra CUD unknown 0
Tangalooma Brisbane TAN unknown 0
Gympie GYP 79 Civ. Paved No 3000
Brisbane International BNE 4 Civ. Paved Yes 11600
Southport SHQ unknown 0
Surfers Paradise SFP unknown 0
Brisbane Archerfield 19 Civ. Paved Yes 4800
Coolangatta / Gold Coast OOL 6 Civ. Paved Yes 6600
Amberley 28 Mil. Paved Yes 9900
Ballina BNK 2 Civ. Paved Yes 6200
Port Vila Bauerfield VLI 20 Civ. Paved Yes 8500
South West Bay SWJ unknown 0
Quine Hill UIQ unknown 0
Lamap LPM unknown 0
Big Bay GBA unknown 0
Craig Cove CCV unknown 0
Sangafa 2 Civ. Unpaved No 3200
Emae EAE unknown 0
Valesdir VLS unknown 0
Lamen Bay LNB unknown 0
Epi EPI unknown 0
Santo Pekoa International SON 56 Civ. Paved Yes 6500
Olpoi Nw Santo OLJ unknown 0
Ulei ULB unknown 0
Walaha WLH unknown 0
Redcliffe RCL unknown 0
Longana LOD unknown 0
Sara SSR unknown 0
Maewo MWF unknown 0
Torres TOH unknown 0
Mota Lava MTV unknown 0
Santa Ana NNB unknown 0
Kirakira IRA 2 0
Santa Cruz SCZ unknown 0

Ports

Name LOCODE Country
Chesterfield Iles Coral Sea Islands
Cato Island Coral Sea Islands
Babouillat New Caledonia
Nepoui NCNEP New Caledonia
Fraser Island Coral Sea Islands
Maryborough AUMBH Coral Sea Islands
Urangan AUURN Coral Sea Islands
Maryborough Coral Sea Islands
Bundaberg AUBDB Coral Sea Islands
Caloundra Head AUCAL Coral Sea Islands
Moreton Island Coral Sea Islands
Sandgate Coral Sea Islands
Brisbane AUBNE Coral Sea Islands
Tweed Heads Coral Sea Islands
Byron Bay Coral Sea Islands
Ballina Coral Sea Islands
Port Vila VUVLI Vanuatu
Forari Bay Vanuatu
Port Sandwich VUPSA Vanuatu
Santo VUSAN Vanuatu
Palikoulo Bay Vanuatu
Turtle Bay Vanuatu
Ambryn Island Vanuatu
Hog Harbor Vanuatu
Pentecost Island Vanuatu
Maewo Island Vanuatu
Banks Island Vanuatu
Cape Surville Soloman Islands
Kira Kira Soloman Islands
Peu Soloman Islands
Graciosa Bay Soloman Islands

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year
Lenthalls Burrum 1984
Ewen Maddock Addlington Creek 1982
Baroon Pocket Obi Obi Creek 1989
Borumba Borumba Yabba Creek 1964
Kurwongbah Sideling Creek Sideling Creek 1969
Leslie Harrison Tingalpa Creek 1984
Samsonvale North Pine North Pine 1976
Somerset Somerset Stanley 1959
Advancetown Lake Hinze Nerang 1989
Manchester Lake Manchester Cabbage Tree Creek 1916
Split-Yard Creek Pryde Creek 1980
Wivenhoe Wivenhoe Brisbane 1985
Clarrie Hall Doon Doon Creek -99
Rocky Creek Rocky Creek 1952

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 Arama, New Caledonia. This height is estimated for 19 Feb 2019 12:00 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 (54 locations). Calculation based on advisory number 45 of 23 Feb 2019 00:00:00 UTC. (Simulation using 0.5 minute resolution)

Alert Date (UTC) Name Country Storm surge height (m)
19 Feb 2019 12:00 Arama New Caledonia  0.3
19 Feb 2019 00:00 Poum-Plage New Caledonia  0.3
19 Feb 2019 00:00 Pam New Caledonia  0.3
19 Feb 2019 12:00 Wala New Caledonia  0.2
19 Feb 2019 00:00 Houone New Caledonia  0.2
19 Feb 2019 13:00 Ono New Caledonia  0.2
19 Feb 2019 12:00 Panane New Caledonia  0.2
19 Feb 2019 12:00 Mouane New Caledonia  0.2
19 Feb 2019 12:00 Pairome New Caledonia  0.2
19 Feb 2019 12:00 Bweo New Caledonia  0.1
22 Feb 2019 07:00 Kingscliff-Fingal Australia  0.1
22 Feb 2019 07:00 Chinderah Australia  0.1
22 Feb 2019 07:00 Kingscliff Australia  0.1
22 Feb 2019 07:00 Tweed Heads Australia  0.1
22 Feb 2019 07:00 Coolangatta Australia  0.1
12 Feb 2019 03:00 Poullappoe Vanuatu  0.1
12 Feb 2019 03:00 Menogoro Vanuatu  0.1
12 Feb 2019 03:00 Lolominiou Vanuatu  0.1
12 Feb 2019 03:00 Gavigamana Vanuatu  0.1
12 Feb 2019 03:00 Hokua Vanuatu  0.1
12 Feb 2019 03:00 Vipaka Vanuatu  0.1
19 Feb 2019 13:00 Poum New Caledonia  0.1
19 Feb 2019 13:00 Ouaco New Caledonia  0.1
22 Feb 2019 06:00 Round Mountain Australia  0.1
22 Feb 2019 07:00 Cudgen Australia  0.1
22 Feb 2019 06:00 Lower Cudgera Australia  0.1
23 Feb 2019 00:00 Kaala-Gomen New Caledonia  0.1
12 Feb 2019 03:00 Wunpuku Vanuatu  0.1
12 Feb 2019 03:00 Walpey Vanuatu  0.1
12 Feb 2019 03:00 Nogugu Vanuatu  0.1
12 Feb 2019 03:00 Papoulassemouli Vanuatu  0.1
12 Feb 2019 03:00 Wonisule Vanuatu  0.1
12 Feb 2019 03:00 Vesalia Vanuatu  0.1
12 Feb 2019 03:00 Tasmate Vanuatu  0.1
12 Feb 2019 03:00 Wousi Vanuatu  0.1
12 Feb 2019 03:00 Takumuna Vanuatu  0.1
12 Feb 2019 03:00 Pualapa Vanuatu  0.1
12 Feb 2019 03:00 Wora Vanuatu  0.1
12 Feb 2019 03:00 Souleisere Vanuatu  0.1
12 Feb 2019 03:00 Piapouria Vanuatu  0.1
12 Feb 2019 03:00 Mae Vanuatu  0.1
12 Feb 2019 03:00 Tourebiou Vanuatu  0.1
12 Feb 2019 03:00 Lavatavo Vanuatu  0.1
12 Feb 2019 03:00 Iakobone Vanuatu  0.1
19 Feb 2019 14:00 Tiabet New Caledonia  0.1
12 Feb 2019 03:00 Atsaritibi Vanuatu  0.1
12 Feb 2019 03:00 Robertsons Vanuatu  0.1
12 Feb 2019 03:00 Terou Vanuatu  0.1
12 Feb 2019 03:00 Worovok Vanuatu  0.1
12 Feb 2019 03:00 Ladhu Vanuatu  0.1
19 Feb 2019 16:00 Paagoumene New Caledonia  0.1
22 Feb 2019 07:00 Point Lookout Australia  0.1
22 Feb 2019 06:00 Sleepy Hollow Australia  0.1
22 Feb 2019 06:00 Warwick Park Australia  0.1