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Overall Green alert Tropical Cyclone for HOLA-18
in New Zealand, New Caledonia, Vanuatufrom 06 Mar 2018 12:00 UTC to 11 Mar 2018 00:00 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary


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

Updated: this report is based on advisory number 19: (12 Mar 2018 00:03).

  • Tropical Cyclone Tropical Storm (maximum wind speed of 176 km/h)
  • from 06 Mar 2018 12:00 UTC to 11 Mar 2018 00:00 UTC
  • Population affected by Category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 0
  • inserted at 11 Mar 2018 01:33:51 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  0.2m in Tenmaru, Vanuatu. This height is estimated for 07 Mar 2018 04:00:00.


Vanuatu, New Caledonia - Tropical Cyclone HOLA Update

(Created: Fri, 09 Mar 2018 06:25:00 +01:00)

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Known identifiers for this event: SH122018 (JTWCid)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 33 | About casualties: 1 | Last hour: 0

Hola : « Tout est déjà presque réparé »

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 19:27:00 +0100lnc (fr)

Intempéries. Les équipes municipales et provinciales sont à pied d’œuvre, depuis hier, pour réparer les dégradations dues aux fortes pluies liées au cyclone Hola. Légers, selon les services, les travaux devraient être pratiquement tous finis aujourd’hui. Vous avez atteint votre quota mensuel de visionnage gratuit de nos articles.

If Hola came from the tropics, why is it so cold?

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 04:38:00 +0100voxy (en)

Ex-tropical cyclone Hola started its life around Fiji and Vanuatu and it's come directly towards New Zealand, so why are people feeling cold today in the north? It all depends on which side of the centre of the low you're on. Now that Hola is 'extra-tropical' it means it's being fed with cold air on one side, hot tropical air on the other.

'A pretty unsettled start to the week' - North Island prepares for Cyclone Hola barrage to hit around midday

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 04:26:00 +0100tvnz (en)

The storm has been downgraded from a category four to category two since it ripped a path of destruction through Vanuatu last week. Source: Breakfast. Heavy rain and strong wind warnings are in place for Northland, Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and Gisborne.

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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 (165), (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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