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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
GDACS Event Report - Summary

Summary

Tropical Cyclone GITA-18 can have a high humanitarian impact based on the Maximum sustained wind speed and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Updated: this report is based on advisory number 40: (18 Feb 2018 22:05).

  • Tropical Cyclone Tropical Storm (maximum wind speed of 231 km/h)
  • from 09 Feb 2018 00:00 UTC to 13 Feb 2018 12:00 UTC
  • Population affected by Category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 82817
  • inserted at 18 Feb 2018 20:05:02 UTC
  • Vulnerability: Medium

Extreme Rain

Potential rainfall is calculated based on rainfall observed by several microwave satellite sensors.

The image shows the total rainfall accumulation associated with the cyclone.

Storm surge

The maximum Storm surge height is  0.3m in Gadji, New Caledonia. This height is estimated for 16 Feb 2018 12:00:00.

Overview

New Caledonia, New Zealand, Norfolk Island, Vanuatu, Fiji, Tonga - Tropical Cyclone GITA Update

(Created: Fri, 16 Feb 2018 06:35:00 +01:00)

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For this event GDACS has links for additional reports:

13/Feb/2018 08:51 UTC Situation report of Tropical Cyclon GITA-18

References

Known identifiers for this event: SH092018 (JTWCid)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 173 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

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....

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Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EMM (1), JRC (158), (2), BOM (1), JTWC (1), NASA (1), NOAA (3), OCHA (1), TRMM (1), Unisys (1), WMO (1), ECMWF (4), HWRF (1), GFS (1), INFORM (2),

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