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
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 120 km/h 0.3 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

120 km/h Current Max.

Up to no people in Category 1 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
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

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
9 14 Feb 2019 12:00 Tropical storm 102 220000 people no people -15.1, 165.9 Vanuatu
GREEN
9 15 Feb 2019 00:00 Tropical storm 102 220000 people no people -15.6, 166.1 Vanuatu
GREEN
9 15 Feb 2019 12:00 Tropical storm 93 220000 people no people -16.2, 166 Vanuatu
GREEN
9 16 Feb 2019 00:00 Tropical storm 93 110000 people no people -16.7, 165.5 Vanuatu
GREEN
9 17 Feb 2019 00:00 Tropical storm 93 16000 people no people -17.6, 164.1 New Caledonia
GREEN
9 18 Feb 2019 00:00 Tropical storm 102 17000 people no people -18.9, 162.7 New Caledonia
GREEN
9 19 Feb 2019 00:00 Category 1 120 no people no people -20.7, 161.2
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

Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

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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