Articles tagged "2016–17 south pacific cyclone season"

tropical cyclone ella may 12 2017

Tropical Cyclone "Ella" dumping heavy rain on Wallis and Futuna

Off-season Tropical Cyclone "Ella" is currently dumping heavy rain on Wallis and Futuna but its track has changed it does no looker look like it's gonna impact any land before it dissipates. Although the cyclone is no longer expected to intensify,...

May 12, 2017

tropical cyclone ella may 9 2017 himawari 8 at 20 30 utc

Off-season Tropical Cyclone "Ella" forms, threatens Fiji

A second off-season tropical cyclone has formed in the South Pacific Ocean and was named Ella today. Ella is currently located south of Samoa as a quasi-stationary system with maximum sustained winds near 83 km/h (52 mph). Slight intensification is expected over the...

May 09, 2017

tropical cyclone donna at 05 20 utc may 8 2017 himawari 8

Donna becomes strongest May cyclone ever to hit southern hemisphere

During the afternoon UTC hours of May 7, 2017, Tropical Cyclone "Donna" became the strongest May cyclone ever to hit the southern hemisphere. Donna peaked at 118.7 knots (220 km/h / 136 mph) at 19:32 UTC on May 7, before it started weakening. Vanuatu...

May 08, 2017

tropical cyclone donna vanuatu may 5 2017

Severe Tropical Cyclone "Donna" swirling near Vanuatu

Forecast track for Tropical Cyclone "Donna" has changed and the cyclone is now expected to pass between Vanuatu and New Caledonia over the coming days. Forecast models are still in disagreement but it seems Vanuatu might be spared of a direct hit....

May 05, 2017

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Off-season, very dangerous Tropical Cyclone "Donna" heading toward Vanuatu

Tropical Cyclone "Donna" (18P) formed northeast of Vanuatu on May 3, 2017, 3 days after the official end of the 2016/17 South Pacific Cyclone Season. Donna is expected to rapidly intensify over the next 24 hours to Category 3 or 4 cyclone on the...

May 03, 2017

extremely dangerous ex cyclone cook to hit new zealand

Extremely dangerous Ex-cyclone "Cook" to hit New Zealand

After hitting New Caledonia with strong winds and heavy rain, Tropical Cyclone "Cook" has undergone extratropical transition but what's left of it is still very potent and is now moving toward New Zealand landfall. Over the past several weeks the...

April 12, 2017

cyclone cook makes landfall over new caledonia 04 00 utc april 10 2017

Cyclone "Cook" hits New Caledonia, leaving 1 dead, 20 000 without power

Tropical Cyclone "Cook" made landfall over New Caledonia's main island of Grande Terre around 04:00 UTC on April 10, 2017, with maximum sustained winds around 154 km/h (95 mph) and gusts up to 200 km/h (124 mph). This made it a Category 2 hurricane...

April 10, 2017

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Tropical Cyclone "Cook" to slam into New Caledonia

Tropical Cyclone "Cook" was named on April 8, 2017, just after it moved away from Vanuatu on its way toward New Caledonia. Cook is expected to reach New Caledonia and make landfall around 12:00 UTC on Monday, April 10 (23:00 local time). At 03:00 UTC on...

April 09, 2017

tropical cyclone 16p cook forecast track april 8 2017

Tropical Cyclone 16P (Cook) wreaking havoc on Vanuatu, heading toward New Caledonia

Tropical Cyclone 16P, soon to be named Cook, is wreaking havoc on Vanuatu today, April 8, 2017. The cyclone is expected to intensify over the coming days on its way to New Caledonia. It comes at the end of the official cyclone season, which runs from November to...

April 08, 2017

massive landslide hits fiji december 18 2016

Massive landslide hits Fiji, sweeps homes to sea

A massive landslide hit Fiji's Qamea island on December 18, 2016, sweeping homes into the sea. The slide happened after the first tropical depression of the 2016/17 South Pacific cyclone season dumped heavy rain and caused severe flooding throughout the country....

December 19, 2016