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Overall Red alert Tropical Cyclone for GITA-18
in Tongafrom 09 Feb 2018 00:00 UTC to 13 Feb 2018 12:00 UTC
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A TOTAL of 104 government officials from various ministries and departments have been deployed to undertake damage assessments on the islands of Ono-i-Lau and Vatoa after Tropical Cyclone Gita. more...

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 23:32:00 +0100fijitimes (en)

A TOTAL of 104 government officials from various ministries and departments have been deployed to undertake damage assessments on the islands of Ono-i-Lau and Vatoa after Tropical Cyclone Gita . Led by the Divisional Commissioner Eastern, Luke Moroivalu, the team is also taking about 80 tonnes of....

10 things New Zealanders should know about ex-Tropical Cyclone Gita

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 21:22:00 +0100nzherald (en)

Tropical Cyclone Gita is expected to arrive in New Zealand from Taranaki south to Buller tomorrow evening, with heavy rain beginning tonight. The category 2 cyclone, which ravaged Tonga and parts of Samoa, southern Fiji and New Caledonia, is now in the Tasman Sea.

Suomi NPP satellite tracking Tropical Cyclone Gita

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 11:25:00 +0100phys (en)

On Feb. 15 at 0224 UTC (Feb. 14 at 9:24 p.m. EST) NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured a visible image of Tropical Cyclone Gita in the South Pacific Ocean. Credit: NOAA/NASA Goddard Rapid Response Team. Tropical Cyclone Gita remained a powerful hurricane in the Southern Pacific Ocean when....

Commonwealth Secretary-General expresses sympathies to Tongans following Cyclone Gita

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 05:40:00 +0100pina (en)

The Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Patricia Scotland has expressed her deep concern and sympathy to the people of Tonga , after a category four cyclone ravaged the island. Cyclone Gita devastated large swathes of the island overnight, damaging vital infrastructure and destroying its parliament building.

Cyclone Gita: A tricky twist in the forecast, plus more FAQs answered

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 02:28:00 +0100voxy (en)

Cyclone Gita is now a strong Category 2 Tropical Cyclone with central air pressure of 970hPa and continues to track SW - but is turning southerly towards New Zealand and will weaken a little further today as it does that. This small weakening could see sustained winds dropping from 111km/h to 93km/h.

Cyclone Gita - Latest tracking places both main NZ islands at risk

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 04:55:00 +0100voxy (en)

Cyclone Gita remains a Severe Category 3 tropical storm as it moves into the northern Tasman Sea, although it is likely to drop to a Category 2 cyclone this afternoon or tonight. Central air pressure has risen to 973hPa, well up from when it dropped to 927hPa as a Category 5 storm earlier in the....

Cyclone Gita could cause 12-metre waves, flooding, coastal and wind damage in New Zealand

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 02:14:00 +0100nzherald (en)

Cyclone Gita is set to bring 12m waves in areas near its centre when it hits New Zealand, leading to significant coastal damage and flooding. After much uncertainty about when and where the cyclone would make landfall, WeatherWatch said today it could hit the upper northwest corner of the South Island on Tuesday afternoon.

Gita, Tonga and Marist Sports Week

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 22:05:00 +0100samoaobserver (en)

How time flies. This time last week, our nation was just waking up to the devastation left by the fury of Cyclone Gita . Thank God it remained, at worst, a category 2 and it moved away quickly. That was perhaps the best part that it arrived earlier than expected and by daylight it had gone.

New Caledonia (France): Cyclone Tropical Gita : Déclenchement de l’alerte cyclonique de niveau 2 le vendredi 16 février 2018 à 17h00 sur l'Ile des Pins

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 20:55:00 +0100reliefWeb (fr)

L’alerte cyclonique de niveau 2 est déclenchée sur la commune de l’Ile des Pins le 16 février 2018 à 17h00 et par conséquent toute activité professionnelle, scolaire ou commerciale devra être effective à compter de 15h00 le 16 février 2018. La préalerte cyclonique est maintenue sur le reste de la Nouvelle-Calédonie.

Cyclone GITA – Dernière minute

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:45:00 +0100newskitchen (fr)

– Source: Republic of France – Foreign Affairs in French – Press Release/Statement. Headline: Cyclone GITA – Dernière minute. Le cyclone tropical Gita est attendu en Nouvelle-Zélande le 19 février 2018 avec des vents violents et des pluies intenses susceptibles de provoquer inondations et glissements de terrain.

Bay of Plenty Civil Defence prepares for Cyclone Gita arrival

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:48:00 +0100nzherald (en)

Bay of Plenty Civil Defence are planning for the possibility of Cyclone Gita making landfall in the region, with heavy rain expected early next week. Duty group controller Jono Meldrum said current modelling showed the cyclone arriving in New Zealand late Tuesday afternoon. "...but cyclones can be unpredictable.

NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP Satellite Tracking Tropical Cyclone Gita

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:55:00 +0100sciencenewsline (en)

Tropical Cyclone Gita remained a powerful hurricane in the Southern Pacific Ocean when NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed overhead and captured a visible image of the storm. On Feb. 15 at 0224 UTC (Feb. 14 at 9:24 p.m. EST) the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument aboard....

NASA Totals Rainfall from Destructive Tropical Cyclone Gita

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:55:00 +0100sciencenewsline (en)

Tropical Cyclone Gita dropped a lot of rain as it strengthened into a major hurricane in the South Pacific Ocean. NASA's IMERG calculated totals based on satellite observations that revealed over a foot (305 mm) of rain had fallen in various areas. Tropical Cyclone Gita recently battered and....

New Caledonia (France): Cyclone Tropical Gita: Declenchement de la prealerte cyclonique ce jour a16hOO

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 03:55:00 +0100reliefWeb (fr)

Situation: Le cyclone tropical GITA poursuit sa trajectoire vers rOuest et se rapproche de la NouvelleCaledonie. En consequence, la prealerte cyclonique est declenchee sur I'ensemble de la Nouvelle-Caledonie, ce jour Ie 15 fevrier 2018 a16hOO. Information: La DSCGR appelle la population a se tenir....

TC Gita: Hurricane warning remains for Conway Reef

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 03:03:00 +0100fijitimes (en)

Update: 1:46PM A HURRICANE warning remains in force for Conway reef or Ceva-i-Ra reef in the western part of Fiji. According to the special weather bulletin issued by the Regional Specialised Meteorological Centre (RSMC) in Nadi at midday today, Severe Tropical Cyclone Gita centre 950hpa category 4....

A family’s ordeal during Tropical Storm Gita

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 19:15:00 +0100samoanews (en)

While the American Samoa Power Authority continues to update the Territory on power and water supplies, there are families that are still living in the dark without electricity and without water after Tropical Storm Gita . Speaking to Samoa News yesterday, Alesana Mikaele, a 45-year-old from Pago....

NASA Eyes Powerful Tropical Cyclone Gita in the South Pacific

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 17:16:00 +0100sciencenewsline (en)

NASA's Terra satellite provided a visible image of Category 3 Tropical Cyclone Gita as it continues to bring heavy rainfall, powerful winds and storm surge to Fiji Islands after pounding the island of Tonga . On Feb. 12, Gita hit Tonga with the force of a Category 4 hurricane with powerful winds and....

Le ministre chinois des A.E. présente ses condoléances aux Tonga pour les pertes provoquées par le cyclone tropical Gita

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:51:00 +0100french-news (fr)

BEIJING, 14 février (Xinhua) -- Le ministre chinois des Affaires étrangères Wang Yi a présenté mardi ses condoléances au Premier ministre et ministre des Affaires étrangères des Tonga , Akilisi Pohiva, pour les lourds dégâts provoqués par le cyclone tropical Gita , qui a balayé ce royaume du Pacifique Sud dans la nuit de lundi à mardi.

Le ministre chinois des A.E. présente ses condoléances aux Tonga pour les pertes provoquées par le cyclone tropical Gita

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:25:00 +0100french.china.org.cn (fr)

Le ministre chinois des Affaires étrangères Wang Yi a présenté mardi ses condoléances au Premier ministre et ministre des Affaires étrangères des Tonga , Akilisi Pohiva, pour les lourds dégâts provoqués par le cyclone tropical Gita , qui a balayé ce royaume du Pacifique Sud dans la nuit de lundi à mardi.

SUPERSTORM Tropical cyclone Gita latest - where is it now and will it affect UK weather?

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:09:00 +0100thesun (en)

CYCLONE Gita has battered parts of Tonga and Fiji and is now intensifying as it howls towards Vanuatu. Winds exceeding 124 mph were recorded as the super storm made landfall in the Pacific, and it has now been upgraded to a category five storm. Cyclone Gita is approaching Tonga and is set to cause....

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