Overall Green alert Tropical Cyclone for VERONICA-19
in Australia

Impact

Tropical Cyclone VERONICA-19 can have a low humanitarian impact based on the maximum sustained wind speed,exposed population and vulnerability.

Meteorological source GDACS (JTWC)
Exposed countries Australia
Exposed population 4 thousand in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed 259 km/h
Maximum storm surge 0.8 m (25 Mar 16:00 UTC)
Vulnerability Low (Australia)

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 65 km/h n.a. n.a. 0.5
GDACS Overall 259 km/h 0.8 m n.a. 0.5

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

Wind

65 km/h Current

Up to 48000 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 19 Mar 2019 18:00 194 30 thousand 1 thousand Australia
Green 2 20 Mar 2019 00:00 194 30 thousand Few people Australia
Green 3 20 Mar 2019 06:00 213 30 thousand 5 thousand Australia
Green 4 20 Mar 2019 12:00 204 30 thousand 20 thousand Australia
Green 5 20 Mar 2019 18:00 259 40 thousand 6 thousand Australia
Green 6 21 Mar 2019 00:00 259 50 thousand Few people Australia
Green 7 21 Mar 2019 06:00 250 50 thousand 10 thousand Australia
Green 8 21 Mar 2019 12:00 213 40 thousand 9 thousand Australia
Green 9 21 Mar 2019 18:00 213 40 thousand Few people Australia
Green 10 22 Mar 2019 00:00 213 40 thousand Few people Australia
Green 11 22 Mar 2019 06:00 204 40 thousand Few people Australia
Green 12 22 Mar 2019 12:00 176 40 thousand 10 thousand Australia
Green 13 22 Mar 2019 18:00 167 40 thousand 20 thousand Australia
Green 14 23 Mar 2019 00:00 148 40 thousand 20 thousand Australia
Green 15 23 Mar 2019 06:00 148 40 thousand Few people Australia
Green 16 23 Mar 2019 12:00 167 40 thousand Few people Australia
Green 17 23 Mar 2019 18:00 194 40 thousand 20 thousand Australia
Green 18 24 Mar 2019 00:00 213 50 thousand 20 thousand Australia
Green 19 24 Mar 2019 06:00 194 50 thousand 30 thousand Australia
Green 20 24 Mar 2019 12:00 157 50 thousand 4 thousand Australia
Green 21 24 Mar 2019 18:00 111 50 thousand 4 thousand Australia
Green 22 25 Mar 2019 00:00 83 50 thousand 4 thousand Australia
Green 23 25 Mar 2019 06:00 74 50 thousand 4 thousand Australia
Green 24 25 Mar 2019 12:00 74 50 thousand 4 thousand Australia
Green 25 25 Mar 2019 18:00 74 50 thousand 4 thousand Australia
Green 26 26 Mar 2019 00:00 65 50 thousand 4 thousand Australia
Green 27 26 Mar 2019 00:00 65 50 thousand 4 thousand Australia

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 19 Mar 2019 18:00 Tropical storm 74 no people no people -14.9, 119.7
GREEN
2 20 Mar 2019 00:00 Tropical storm 93 no people no people -15.4, 119
GREEN
3 20 Mar 2019 06:00 Tropical storm 102 no people no people -15.6, 118.3
GREEN
4 20 Mar 2019 12:00 Tropical storm 111 no people no people -15.9, 117.8
GREEN
5 20 Mar 2019 18:00 Category 3 204 no people no people -15.9, 117.6
GREEN
6 21 Mar 2019 00:00 Category 4 231 no people no people -16.4, 117.7
GREEN
7 21 Mar 2019 06:00 Category 4 231 no people no people -16.8, 117.4
GREEN
8 21 Mar 2019 12:00 Category 4 213 no people no people -17.3, 117.4
GREEN
9 21 Mar 2019 18:00 Category 3 204 no people no people -17.5, 116.9
GREEN
10 22 Mar 2019 00:00 Category 3 204 no people no people -17.6, 116.8
GREEN
11 22 Mar 2019 06:00 Category 3 204 no people no people -17.8, 116.7
GREEN
12 22 Mar 2019 12:00 Category 2 176 40000 people no people -18.1, 116.8 Australia
GREEN
13 22 Mar 2019 18:00 Category 2 167 40000 people no people -18.2, 116.9 Australia
GREEN
14 23 Mar 2019 00:00 Category 1 148 40000 people no people -18.7, 117 Australia
GREEN
15 23 Mar 2019 06:00 Category 1 148 41000 people no people -19, 117.1 Australia
GREEN
16 23 Mar 2019 12:00 Category 2 167 43000 people no people -19.3, 117.4 Australia
GREEN
17 23 Mar 2019 18:00 Category 3 194 43000 people <1000 people -19.8, 117.5 Australia
GREEN
18 24 Mar 2019 00:00 Category 4 213 44000 people 3800 people -20.1, 117.5 Australia
GREEN
19 24 Mar 2019 06:00 Category 3 194 41000 people <1000 people -20.4, 117.7 Australia
GREEN
20 24 Mar 2019 12:00 Category 2 157 46000 people <1000 people -20.7, 117.9 Australia
GREEN
21 24 Mar 2019 18:00 Tropical storm 111 41000 people no people -20.4, 117.7 Australia
GREEN
22 25 Mar 2019 00:00 Tropical storm 83 43000 people no people -20.5, 117.5 Australia
GREEN
23 25 Mar 2019 06:00 Tropical storm 74 25000 people no people -20.4, 117.1 Australia
GREEN
24 25 Mar 2019 12:00 Tropical storm 74 25000 people no people -20.4, 116.9 Australia
GREEN
25 25 Mar 2019 18:00 Tropical storm 74 26000 people no people -20.4, 116.4 Australia
GREEN
27 26 Mar 2019 00:00 Tropical storm 65 2400 people no people -20.9, 115.7 Australia
GREEN
27 26 Mar 2019 12:00 Tropical depression 56 no people no people -21.5, 114.3 Australia
GREEN
27 27 Mar 2019 00:00 Tropical depression 46 no people no people -22, 113.1 Australia
Actual track of the current bulletin
The alert for forecast greater than 3 days is limited to Orange level.



Exposed population

Countries

Country
Australia

Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Western Australia Australia 1.6 million people

Populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population
Dampier Western Australia Australia City -
Karratha Western Australia Australia City 10000 people
Tom Price Western Australia Australia City -
Wedgefield Western Australia Australia City -
Port Hedland Western Australia Australia City 14000 people
South Hedland Western Australia Australia City -
Wittenoom Gorge Western Australia Australia City -
Mount Goldsworthy Western Australia Australia City -

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)
Barrow Island BWB 8 Civ. Paved Yes 6200
Karratha KTA 9 Civ. Paved Yes 6000
Roebourne RBU unknown 0
Coolawanyah COY unknown 0
Tom Price TPR unknown 0
Port Hedland PHE 10 Civ. Paved Yes 8200
Wittenoom Gorge WIT unknown 0
Shaw River SWB unknown 0
Marble Bar MBB unknown 0
Pardoo PRD unknown 0
Mt. Goldsworthy GLY unknown 0
Muccan MUQ unknown 0
Shay Gap SGP unknown 0

Ports

Name LOCODE Country
Barrow Island AUBWB Coral Sea Islands
Varanus Island AUVAR Coral Sea Islands
Cape Preston AUCPN Coral Sea Islands
Airlie Island Terminal Coral Sea Islands
Saladin Marine Terminal AUSMT Coral Sea Islands
Onslow Coral Sea Islands
Dampier AUDAM Coral Sea Islands
Wandoo Marine Terminal Coral Sea Islands
Withnell Bay Coral Sea Islands
Griffin Venture AUGRV Coral Sea Islands
Roebourne AURBU Coral Sea Islands
Point Samson AUPSM Coral Sea Islands
Port Walcott AUPWL Coral Sea Islands
Cossack Pioneer AUCOP Coral Sea Islands
Port Exmouth Coral Sea Islands
Port Hedland AUPHE Coral Sea Islands

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year
Poongkaliyarra Harding Harding 1985

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

0.8 m

The maximum Storm surge height is  0.8m in Wickham, Australia. This height is estimated for 25 Mar 2019 16:00 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 (17 locations). Calculation based on advisory number 26 of 26 Mar 2019 00:00:00 UTC. (Simulation using 0.5 minute resolution)

Alert Date (UTC) Name Country Storm surge height (m)
25 Mar 2019 16:00 Wickham Australia  0.8
25 Mar 2019 16:00 Point Samson Australia  0.8
25 Mar 2019 16:00 Cossack Australia  0.8
23 Mar 2019 19:00 Condon Australia  0.6
25 Mar 2019 19:00 East Lewis I Australia  0.6
25 Mar 2019 03:00 Thangoo Australia  0.6
25 Mar 2019 08:00 Derby Australia  0.6
25 Mar 2019 03:00 Broome Australia  0.5
22 Mar 2019 21:00 Ah Chong I Australia  0.4
25 Mar 2019 03:00 Kennedys Cottage Australia  0.4
25 Mar 2019 03:00 Waterbank Australia  0.4
26 Mar 2019 03:00 Mardie Australia  0.3
25 Mar 2019 13:00 Pender Australia  0.3
25 Mar 2019 05:00 Kollan I Australia  0.2
26 Mar 2019 17:00 Learmonth Australia  0.2
26 Mar 2019 16:00 Exmouth Australia  0.2
26 Mar 2019 10:00 Glenroy Australia  0.2