Overall Green alert Tropical Cyclone for OMA-19
in New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands
GDACS
Impact Single TC
Impact all weather systems in the area

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
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 (17 Feb 04:00 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 Max.

Up to 280000 people in Tropical Storm strength or higher (see SSHS)

Impact Timeline

Alert Date (UTC) Max Winds (km/h) Population in
Tropical Storm or higher
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

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
6 13 Feb 2019 18:00 Tropical storm 93 230000 people no people -14.8, 165.5 Solomon Islands
GREEN
6 14 Feb 2019 06:00 Tropical storm 93 220000 people no people -15.3, 165.9 Vanuatu
GREEN
6 14 Feb 2019 18:00 Tropical storm 83 220000 people no people -16, 166.3 Vanuatu
GREEN
6 15 Feb 2019 06:00 Tropical storm 74 79000 people no people -16.7, 166.1 Vanuatu
GREEN
6 16 Feb 2019 06:00 Tropical storm 65 33000 people no people -18.4, 164.6 New Caledonia
GREEN
6 17 Feb 2019 06:00 Tropical storm 74 33000 people no people -19.6, 163.4 New Caledonia
GREEN
6 18 Feb 2019 06:00 Tropical storm 74 no people no people -21.3, 162.3
Actual track of the current bulletin
The alert for forecast greater than 3 days is limited to Orange level.
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Exposed population - AoIs

Exposed population in the potential affected countries, provinces and populated places

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)
Olpoi Nw Santo OLJ unknown 0
Torres TOH unknown 0
Santo Pekoa International SON 56 Civ. Paved Yes 6500
Big Bay GBA unknown 0
Walaha WLH unknown 0
Mota Lava MTV unknown 0
Redcliffe RCL unknown 0
Craig Cove CCV unknown 0
Longana LOD unknown 0
Maewo MWF unknown 0
South West Bay SWJ unknown 0
Sara SSR unknown 0
Santa Cruz SCZ 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
Quine Hill UIQ unknown 0
Lamap LPM 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
Hog Harbor Vanuatu
Turtle Bay Vanuatu
Santo VUSAN Vanuatu
Palikoulo Bay Vanuatu
Banks Island Vanuatu
Maewo Island Vanuatu
Port Sandwich VUPSA Vanuatu
Pentecost Island Vanuatu
Ambryn Island Vanuatu
Peu Soloman Islands
Graciosa Bay Soloman Islands
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

0.2 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. 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)

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