Overall Orange alert Tropical Cyclone for TINO-20
in Niue, Tonga, Samoa, Fiji, Wallis and Futuna, Tuvalu

Event summary

Tropical Cyclone TINO-20 can have a medium humanitarian impact based on the maximum sustained wind speed, exposed population and vulnerability.

GDACS ID TC 1000646
Name TINO-20
From - To 16 Jan - 19 Jan
Exposed countries Niue, Tonga, Samoa, Fiji, Wallis and Futuna, Tuvalu
Exposed population 90 thousand in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed 130 km/h, Category 1
Maximum storm surge 0.3 m (17 Jan 09:00 UTC)
Vulnerability High (Niue)


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+ Wind Storm surge Rainfall GDACS score
GDACS 130 km/h 0.3 m n.a. 1.5
Single TC: maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge, rainfall)
HWRF 162 km/h 1 m 468 mm 0.5
GFS 140 km/h 0.6 m 654 mm 0.5
ECMWF 104 km/h 0.6 m 795 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, Tonga, Samoan Archipelago - Tropical Cyclone TINO update (ECHO 20 Jan 2020)Mon, 20 Jan 2020 11:03

  • Tropical Cyclone TINO passed over south Pacific Ocean near Fiji, Tonga, and Samoan Archipelago on 17-18 January, causing heavy rain and strong winds, and triggering flash floods, which resulted in casualties and damage.
  • In Fiji, as of 20 January, media report 2 fatalities in Nuku District (southern Viti Levu Island), 3,115 displaced people in 78 evacuation centres, 15 roads closed and a number of buildings damaged across the country. In addition, flights, power and water supply disruption were reported.
  • In Tonga, around 3,000 people were reported without power across Ha'apai Islands group (central Tonga). In Samoa, power supply, international flights as well as inter-island ferry disruption were reported.
  • Over the next 24 hours, moderate rainfall is forecast over Fiji and Tonga, while moderate to locally heavy rain is forecast over the Samoan Archipelago.
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