Overall Green alert Tropical Cyclone for UESI-20
in New Caledonia, Australia

Event summary

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

GDACS ID TC 1000653
Name UESI-20
From - To 09 Feb - 13 Feb
Exposed countries New Caledonia, Australia
Exposed population No people in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed 139 km/h, Category 1
Maximum storm surge 0.3 m (11 Feb 12:00 UTC)
Vulnerability Medium (New Caledonia)

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+ Wind Storm surge Rainfall GDACS score
GDACS 139 km/h 0.3 m n.a. 0.5
Single TC: maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge, rainfall)
HWRF 148 km/h 0.8 m 1147 mm 0.5
GFS 133 km/h 0.5 m 441 mm 0.5
ECMWF 122 km/h 0.5 m 630 mm 0.5
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New Caledonia - Tropical Cyclone UESI update (ECHO 12 Feb 2020)Wed, 12 Feb 2020 11:04

  • After the passage of Tropical Cyclone UESI in the Coral Sea over 7-12 Febraury, damage has been reported on the northen islands of New Caledonia.
  • UESI passed off the coast of north-west New Caledonia, bringing heavy rain and strong winds. According to media reports, 16 people were evacuated to shelters on Belep and flood waters have damaged roads, leaving communities isolated. Power outages were reported in parts of the north of the main island Grande Terre.
  • In Febraury 2019, Tropical Cyclone OMA caused serious damage to agriculture in the same area.
  • Heavy rain and thunderstorms are forecast over Balep and Grande Terre Islands on 12-13 February.
New Caledonia, Vanuatu - Tropical Cyclone UESI Mon, 10 Feb 2020 10:08

  • A new Tropical Cyclone named UESI formed in the Coral Sea on 7 January, and is moving south towards New Caledonia (France). On 10 February, at 0.00 UTC, its centre was located approx. 300 km north of Belep islands (northern New Caledonia), with  maximum sustained winds of 102 km/h (Tropical Storm).
  • In the next 48 hours, UESI is forecast to strengthen, as it moves south in the Coral Sea, just off the coast of northern New Caledonia. The passage of UESI in the Coral Sea could affect also Vanuatu Islands.
  • A tropical cyclone alert was activated on 10 February throughout New Caledonia, while a tropical cyclone warning was issued for Sanma and Malampa Provinces (Vanuatu).
  • Heavy rainfall and strong winds are forecast over New Caledonia,  and throughout Vanuatu on 10-11 January.
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From fire to flood: how one rare weather system lifted the hopes of th ... Sat, 15 Feb 2020 01:33:00 +0100.

They were the six official words that everyone across New South Wales had so desperately wanted to hear this summer: "The fire is set to out". And in a remarkable February turnaround, what were once firegrounds then became floodlands. As if
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From fire to flood: how one rare weather system lifted the hopes of th ... Sat, 15 Feb 2020 01:29:00 +0100.

They were the six official words that everyone across New South Wales had so desperately wanted to hear this summer: "The fire is set to out". And in a remarkable February turnaround, what were once firegrounds then became floodlands. As if
...(more)
From fire to flood: how one rare weather system lifted the hopes of th ... Sat, 15 Feb 2020 01:20:00 +0100.

They were the six official words that everyone across New South Wales had so desperately wanted to hear this summer: "The fire is set to out". And in a remarkable February turnaround, what were once firegrounds then became floodlands. As if
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