Overall Green alert Tropical Cyclone for MONA-19
in Fiji

Event summary

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

GDACS ID TC 1000541
Name MONA-19
From - To 02 Jan - 07 Jan
Exposed countries Fiji
Exposed population No people in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed 139 km/h, Category 1
Maximum storm surge 0.1 m (04 Jan 07:00 UTC)
Vulnerability Medium (Fiji)

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+ Wind Storm surge Rainfall GDACS score
GDACS 139 km/h 0.1 m n.a. 1.5
Single TC: maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge, rainfall)
HWRF 94 km/h 0.6 m 0 mm 0.5
GFS 104 km/h 0.7 m 763 mm 0.5
ECMWF 68 km/h 0.6 m 987 mm 0.5
Beta Version - All weather systems in the area: maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge, rainfall)
Maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge and rainfall) using different data sources.
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Fiji - Tropical cyclone MONA update (ECHO 17 Apr 2019)Tue, 08 Jan 2019 11:03

  • Tropical cyclone MONA continues east-south-east over the South Pacific Ocean with maximum sustained winds up to 46 km/h (tropical depression).
  • On 8 January at 0.00 UTC, its centre was located approximately 150 km south-west of Ona Llau Island (Lau Islands, Fiji) and 480 km west of Tongatapu Island (Tonga).
  • A tropical cyclone warning remains in effect for Ha'apai, Tongatapu and 'Eua Islands (Tonga) and a strong wind warning for the southern Lau and Lomaivti Islands (Fiji).
Fiji - Tropical Cyclone MONA (ECHO 17 Apr 2019)Mon, 07 Jan 2019 11:05

  • After passing east of Fiji's two main islands Viti and Vanua Levu, tropical cyclone MONA continued east-south-east in the South Pacific Ocean with maximum sustained winds up to 83 km/h (tropical storm). On 7 January at 0.00 UTC, its centre was located approximately 177 km south-east of Ongea Ndriti Island (Lau Islands, Fiji) and 170 km north-west of Ha'apai Island (Tonga).
  • MONA is forecast to weaken slightly as it moves south-west but a gale warning remains in effect for Vanau Levi (Fiji) and the islands in the Koro Sea.
  • 2 000 people are taking shelter in 40 evacuation centres in Fiji.
Fiji - Tropical cyclone MONA Update (ECHO 17 Apr 2019)Fri, 04 Jan 2019 11:02

  • After passing east of Rotuma Island (Fiji), tropical cyclone MONA continued south-south-west, strengthening. On 4 January, at 0.00 UTC, its centre was approx. 230 km north-west of Vanua Levu Island and 200 km north of Yasawa Island, with maximum sustained winds of 93 km/h (tropical storm).
  • It is forecast to strenghthen as it moves south-south-west towards Fiji's two main islands, Vanua Levu and Viti Levu, and reach Vanua Levu on 6 January with maximum sustained winds up to 130 km/h.
  • Strong winds and heavy rainfall is expected over Yasawa, Vanua Levu and Viti Levu. A gale warning remains in force for Yasawa and Mamanuca and a tropical cyclone alert for all Fiji islands.
Fiji - Tropical cyclone MONA (ECHO 17 Apr 2019)Thu, 03 Jan 2019 11:02

  • Tropical cyclone MONA formed in the South Pacific Ocean on 2 January and started moving towards the Fiji Islands. On 3 January, at 0.00 UTC, its centre was located approx. 160 km north-east of Rotuma island and 560 km north-west of Vanua Levu Island with maximum sustained winds of 65 km/h (tropical storm).
  • Over the next 48 hours, it is forecast to strenghthen and to continue south-south-west, passing 100-150 km east of Rotuma Island on 3 January. It could approach Vanua Levu Island late 5 January. MONA is expected to bring heavy rainfall and strong winds to Rotuma Island on 3 and 4 January, and to Vanua Levu on 5 and 6 January.
  • Fiji's Meteorological Service has issued a gale warning for Rotuma Island while a Tropical Cyclone Alert remains in force for Vanua Levu, Taveuni and nearby smaller islands in the Lau and the Lomaiviti Group.
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (141), (2), BOM (1), JTWC (1), NASA (1), NOAA (1), OCHA (1), TRMM (1), WMO (1), ECMWF (10), HWRF (4), GFS (4), INFORM (2),