Overall Green alert Tropical Cyclone for GINA-22
in Vanuatu

Event summary

Tropical Cyclone GINA-22 can have a low humanitarian impact based on the maximum sustained wind speed, exposed population and vulnerability.

GDACS ID TC 1000885
Name GINA-22
From - To 18 May - 21 May
Exposed countries Vanuatu
Exposed population No people in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed 65 km/h Tropical storm
Maximum storm surge 0.2 m (19 May 20:00 UTC)
Vulnerability Medium (Vanuatu)

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Wind Storm surge Rainfall GDACS score
GDACS JTWC 65 km/h n.a. n.a. 0.5
Single TC: maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge, rainfall)
HWRF 119 km/h 0.5 m 642 mm 0.5
GFS 101 km/h 0.6 m 496 mm 0.5
ECMWF 115 km/h 0.6 m 347 mm 0.5
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Vanuatu, New Caledonia - Tropical Storm GINA Fri, 20 May 2022 08:18

  • Tropical Storm GINA passed over the islands of Malampa and Shefa Provinces (central Vanuatu) on 19 May and is moving southwest towards New Caledonia. On 20 May at 0.00 UTC, its centre was located over the Coral Sea about 265 km north of Lifou Island (Loyalty Islands Province, New Caledonia), with maximum sustained winds of 65 km/h (tropical storm).
  • According to media reports, people living in Port Vila City close to the Prima River have been evacuated due to its overflow. In addition, schools have been closed in Port Vila, and the International Airport of Bauerfield has been flooded.
  • GINA is forecast to continue moving southwest, gradually downgrading, and it will approach the Loyalty Islands on 21-22 May.
  • For the next 48 hours, heavy rain and strong winds are forecast over the Loyalty Islands and central-southern Caledonia.
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