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 0.2 m (14 Feb 23:00 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 111 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

111 km/h Current

Up to 220000 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

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
7 14 Feb 2019 00:00 Tropical storm 111 180000 people no people -14.3, 165.4 Solomon Islands
GREEN
7 14 Feb 2019 12:00 Tropical storm 102 160000 people no people -14.8, 165.9 Solomon Islands
GREEN
7 15 Feb 2019 00:00 Tropical storm 102 150000 people no people -15.4, 166.2 Vanuatu
GREEN
7 15 Feb 2019 12:00 Tropical storm 93 140000 people no people -16.1, 166.1 Vanuatu
GREEN
7 16 Feb 2019 12:00 Tropical storm 83 18000 people no people -17.4, 165.1 New Caledonia
GREEN
7 17 Feb 2019 12:00 Tropical storm 83 24000 people no people -19, 163.6 New Caledonia
GREEN
7 18 Feb 2019 12:00 Tropical storm 93 no people no people -20.6, 162.4
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

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
Santo Pekoa International SON 56 Civ. Paved Yes 6500
Mota Lava MTV unknown 0
Walaha WLH unknown 0
Santa Cruz SCZ unknown 0
Big Bay GBA unknown 0
Redcliffe RCL unknown 0
Maewo MWF unknown 0
Longana LOD unknown 0
Craig Cove CCV unknown 0
Sara SSR unknown 0
South West Bay SWJ unknown 0
Ulei ULB unknown 0
Lamen Bay LNB unknown 0
Santa Ana NNB unknown 0
Valesdir VLS unknown 0
Epi EPI unknown 0
Sangafa 2 Civ. Unpaved No 3200
Emae EAE unknown 0
Kirakira IRA 2 0
Belep BMY unknown 0
Poum PUV unknown 0
Koumac KOC 13 Civ. Paved No 3600

Ports

Name LOCODE Country
Hog Harbor Vanuatu
Banks Island Vanuatu
Turtle Bay Vanuatu
Santo VUSAN Vanuatu
Palikoulo Bay Vanuatu
Peu Soloman Islands
Maewo Island Vanuatu
Graciosa Bay Soloman Islands
Pentecost Island Vanuatu
Port Sandwich VUPSA Vanuatu
Ambryn Island Vanuatu
Cape Surville Soloman Islands
Kira Kira Soloman Islands
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  0.2m in Mae, Vanuatu. This height is estimated for 14 Feb 2019 23:00 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 7 of 13 Feb 2019 12:00:00 UTC. (Simulation using 0.5 minute resolution)

Alert Date (UTC) Name Country Storm surge height (m)
14 Feb 2019 23:00 Mae Vanuatu  0.2
15 Feb 2019 03:00 Bakakara Vanuatu  0.2
14 Feb 2019 19:00 Wonisule Vanuatu  0.2
14 Feb 2019 19:00 Vesalia Vanuatu  0.2
14 Feb 2019 23:00 Wousi Vanuatu  0.2
14 Feb 2019 15:00 Menogoro Vanuatu  0.2
14 Feb 2019 15:00 Lolominiou Vanuatu  0.2
14 Feb 2019 15:00 Nogugu Vanuatu  0.2
14 Feb 2019 15:00 Papoulassemouli Vanuatu  0.2
14 Feb 2019 19:00 Poullappoe Vanuatu  0.2
14 Feb 2019 19:00 Walpey Vanuatu  0.2
14 Feb 2019 23:00 Pualapa Vanuatu  0.2
15 Feb 2019 00:00 Segond Vanuatu  0.2
15 Feb 2019 00:00 Luganville Vanuatu  0.2
14 Feb 2019 19:00 Wunpuku Vanuatu  0.1
15 Feb 2019 00:00 Piapouria Vanuatu  0.1
15 Feb 2019 00:00 Tourebiou Vanuatu  0.1
15 Feb 2019 05:00 Olo Olo Vanuatu  0.1
15 Feb 2019 00:00 Atsaritibi Vanuatu  0.1
15 Feb 2019 00:00 Robertsons Vanuatu  0.1
15 Feb 2019 00:00 Terou Vanuatu  0.1
15 Feb 2019 00:00 Worovok Vanuatu  0.1
14 Feb 2019 23:00 Tasmate Vanuatu  0.1
14 Feb 2019 23:00 Souleisere Vanuatu  0.1
15 Feb 2019 00:00 Ladhu Vanuatu  0.1
15 Feb 2019 00:00 Lavatavo Vanuatu  0.1
15 Feb 2019 03:00 Losoue Vanuatu  0.1
15 Feb 2019 03:00 Tasiriki Vanuatu  0.1
15 Feb 2019 00:00 Palikoulo Vanuatu  0.1
12 Feb 2019 03:00 Gavigamana Vanuatu  0.1
14 Feb 2019 19:00 Hokua Vanuatu  0.1
12 Feb 2019 03:00 Vipaka Vanuatu  0.1
14 Feb 2019 23:00 Wora Vanuatu  0.1
15 Feb 2019 01:00 Lowarhe Vanuatu  0.1
15 Feb 2019 01:00 Longtal Vanuatu  0.1
15 Feb 2019 01:00 Wailapo Vanuatu  0.1
15 Feb 2019 01:00 Youelapa Vanuatu  0.1
15 Feb 2019 01:00 Saraotou Vanuatu  0.1
15 Feb 2019 02:00 Asavagas Vanuatu  0.1
16 Feb 2019 13:00 Nouville New Caledonia  0.1
16 Feb 2019 13:00 Noumea New Caledonia  0.1
16 Feb 2019 13:00 Comm. du Mont-Dore New Caledonia  0.1
14 Feb 2019 19:00 Takumuna Vanuatu  0.1
14 Feb 2019 23:00 Iakobone Vanuatu  0.1
15 Feb 2019 01:00 Hog Harbour Vanuatu  0.1
15 Feb 2019 01:00 Coulons Vanuatu  0.1
15 Feb 2019 01:00 Abnetare Vanuatu  0.1
15 Feb 2019 01:00 Tenmaru Vanuatu  0.1
15 Feb 2019 01:00 Wowo Vanuatu  0.1
15 Feb 2019 01:00 Laruru Vanuatu  0.1
15 Feb 2019 01:00 Vao Vanuatu  0.1
16 Feb 2019 13:00 Saint-Louis New Caledonia  0.1
15 Feb 2019 02:00 Lambulmbatuei Vanuatu  0.1
15 Feb 2019 02:00 Bourbar Vanuatu  0.1