Overall Green alert Tropical Cyclone for TWELVE-24
in Vanuatu

Event summary

Tropical Cyclone TWELVE-24 can have a low humanitarian impact based on the maximum sustained wind speed, exposed population and vulnerability.

GDACS ID TC 1001048
Name TWELVE-24
From - To 08 Feb - 11 Feb
Exposed countries Vanuatu
Exposed population No people in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed 74 km/h Tropical storm
Maximum storm surge 0.2 m (10 Feb 00:00 UTC)
Vulnerability Medium (Vanuatu)


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Wind Storm surge Rainfall GDACS score
GDACS JTWC 56 km/h 0.2 m n.a. 0.5
Single TC: maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge, rainfall)
HWRF 112 km/h 0.3 m 519 mm 0.5
GFS 68 km/h 0.3 m 360 mm 0.5
ECMWF 68 km/h 0.4 m 736 mm 0.5
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Vanuatu, New Caledonia (France) - Tropical storm TWELVE (ECHO 09 Feb 2024)Fri, 09 Feb 2024 11:22

  • A new tropical storm named TWELVE formed over the eastern Coral Sea betwenn 7-8 February (UTC) and started moving south-east toward central Vanuatu and north of New Caledonia (France). On 9 February at 6.00 UTC, its centre was located offshore approximately 180 km north-west of the Port Vila Capital City (Éfaté Island), with maximum sustained winds of 65 km/h (tropical storm).
  • TWELVE is forecast to pass between Éfaté Island and Erromango Island in the morning (UTC) of 10 February, with maximum sustained winds up to 74 km/h. It is expected to continue southeastward over the South West Pacific Ocean, far off the Fiji Islands, on 11-12 February, weakening.
  • Over the next 24 hours, heavy rainfall, strong winds and storm surge are forecast over the whole Vanuatu. Moderate rainfall is also forecast over eastern New Caledonia.
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (40), (2), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2),