Overall Green alert Tropical Cyclone for IRENE-23
in Vanuatu, New Caledonia

Event summary

Tropical Cyclone IRENE-23 can have a low humanitarian impact based on the maximum sustained wind speed, exposed population and vulnerability.

GDACS ID TC 1000959
Name IRENE-23
From - To 18 Jan - 19 Jan
Exposed countries Vanuatu, New Caledonia
Exposed population No people in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed 93 km/h Tropical storm
Maximum storm surge 0.3 m (19 Jan 00:00 UTC)
Vulnerability Medium (New Caledonia)


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Wind Storm surge Rainfall GDACS score
GDACS JTWC 83 km/h 0.3 m n.a. 0.5
Single TC: maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge, rainfall)
HWRF n.a n.a. n.a. n.a.
GFS 104 km/h 0.9 m 591 mm 0.5
ECMWF 97 km/h 1 m 366 mm 0.5
Maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge and rainfall) using different data sources.
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IRENE-23 - UNITAR-UNOSAT ActivationWed, 25 Jan 2023 10:27

UNITAR-UNOSAT Potentially Damaged Buildings has been activated
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Exposed population

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (40), (2), WMO (1), INFORM (2),