This is the first year the Long-Range Tropical Cyclone Outlook for the Southwest Pacific (TCO-SP) product is available and we have incorporated it into the ICU outlook to produce a consensus outlook. An overview of the multi-model Copernicus ensemble used to create the rainfall and air pressure plots can be found here. The table is therefore only generally indicative of how many cyclones might be expected for any given island group for the coming season. The collective guidance summarised by NIWA suggests a moderate to strong La Niña is very likely (93% chance), with the likelihood of ENSO neutral conditions being low (22% chance), during mid-summer through to early autumn. Therefore, all communities should remain alert and well-prepared for severe TC events. This can cut off communications and access to transportation, emergency assistance, medical care, and food and water. Summary of analogue, dynamical and deterministic guidance for the ICU TC outlook. The Australia Bureau of Meteorology monitoring of the Niño3.4 region (central-western equatorial Pacific Ocean) shows sea surface temperature anomalies are below 0.8°C. Despite the risk reduction in some places, cyclones are still expected for countries that typically experience one or more named cyclones per year. Tasman Sea and east of the country). Based on seasons with similar background climate conditions to the present, TC activity in the coming season is expected to be elevated around the Coral Sea between the Queensland coast and New Caledonia. Originally, the storm moved … Risk of a TC interaction is expected to be higher across the maritime regions around New Caledonia, Norfolk Island and to the northwest of New Zealand. Wheeler, 2008. During weather events of this kind, sports activities are obviously strongly discouraged or prohibited depending on the official warning level. In many cases they’ll spend the best part of their short-lived existence tucked away inside the swell … [1] The South Pacific convergence zone (SPCZ) is an extensive Southern Hemisphere atmospheric circulation feature that contains one of Earth’s most expansive and persistent convective cloud bands. There is very good agreement across the dynamical climate models with regard to forecast rainfall, air pressure, rainfall, and sea surface temperatures (SSTs) across the Southwest Pacific. Cyclone Yasa aims to New Zealand, Zazu shifts from Fiji southeastward. This list may not reflect recent changes . Tropical cyclone season is upon us and a new storm is brewing in the South Pacific. People living in Fiji, New Zealand, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Tonga and other island nations in the Southwest Pacific will have more months to prepare for tropical cyclones, thanks to a new outlook model published in Scientific Reports. The storm stalled west of Vanuatu over the weekend and weakened slightly. For the historical TC tracks in the seasons we have selected as analogues, there is a very large spread for the location where each system underwent ETT that presents significant uncertainties for maritime navigation risks. It should be noted that there are only very minor differences in terms of the TC risk that are ascribed using the consensus method relative to previous years that used the analogue guidance supported by the dynamical guidance. The NIWA and MetService assessment of named tropical cyclone (TC) activity indicates 8 to 10 named TCs could occur in the Southwest Pacific basin between November 2020 and April 2021. The Accumulated Cyclone Energy, or ACE forecast:  ECMWF seasonal guidance indicates 80% (near normal amounts) of seasonal accumulated cyclone energy, a metric derived from tropical cyclone intensity and duration, across the basin as a whole. December 14, 2020. by marekkucera. Most historic seasons used in the preparation of this outlook showed multiple ex-tropical cyclones passing within 550 km of the country. News Item Content. It was expected to pass close to New Caledonia during the day and overnight on Tuesday, bringing squally rainfall, gusty winds, and rough seas. This can cut off communications and access to transportation, emergency assistance, medical care, and food and water. Analysis of tropical cyclone track sinuosity in the South Pacific region using ARCGIS. The cyclone season in the Pacific is usually between October and May, but cyclones can occur at other times. Even small tropical storms can develop into major cyclones causing extreme damage to infrastructure. This is the first year the product is available and we have incorporated it into the ICU outlook because it provides a different view from analogue and dynamical approaches. Maps of tropical cyclone risk (top) and overall seasonal outlook for the number of named cyclones interacting with an island group (bottom) based on the 2020-21 Island Climate Update tropical cyclone guidance. The Southwest Pacific basin covers 135˚E to 120˚W, therefore the forecast generated by NIWA extends 25˚ westward than the ECMWF forecast domain. For the coming season, important differences are expected between the western and eastern halves of the Southwest Pacific basin and also for early and late season activity. Earlier forecasts from Fiji indicated that the tropical cyclone would strengthen to category 3, before tracking south and then weakening. Cyclone season in the region typically lasts from November to April but storms can occur outside this period. A total of 9 named cyclones are expected this coming season (spread of 8-10 based on past analogues), which is close to or slightly below normal activity. Above average SSTs are also forecast for the waters surrounding New Zealand (e.g. Humidity can become uncomfortable, but trade winds which blow for 250-300 days a year help temper this. By night, it can cool down to below 60°F. The NIWA and MetService assessment of named tropical cyclone (TC) activity indicates 8 to 10 named TCs could occur in the Southwest Pacific basin between November 2020 and April 2021. Lorrey, A.M., G. Griffiths, N. Fauchereau, H.J. This TC count range overlaps with the analogue guidance. Powerful Cyclone Yasa hits Vanuatu and Fiji and then it aims directly towards Northern Island, New Zealand! Collectively, this supports a near normal number of TCs (category 1 or higher) and at least a near normal amount of severe TCs (category 3 or higher) across the Southwest Pacific basin for the 2020/21 tropical cyclone season. Tropical cyclones have a significant impact across the Southwest Pacific from year to year. We have subjectively rounded the total mean count upward from 8.2 to 9 this season to include the possibility of a category 5 cyclone based on current conditions and expected outcomes for the coming season. New Caledonia also experiences earthquakes, tsunamis and bushfires. Real-time MJO monitoring is also available from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology at http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/mjo/. Last Update - October 15, 2020. Find out more about our data sources. Chappell, and J. Renwick, 2014. Ensure you understand New Caledonia's cyclone alert system. Get up to date information on storms, cyclones and other weather events in the New Caledonia region. The Pacific Islands may be facing an increased threat of a Tropical Cyclone this coming cyclone season as NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center confirm that a La Niña climate pattern has developed in the Pacific and is likely to persist through the winter. Last Update - February 10, 2020. The spatial anomalies shown for this TC outlook strongly indicate reduced risk of cyclones for American Samoa, French Polynesia, and the Cook Islands. The outcomes from this type of situation may include stronger ex-tropical cyclone impacts to northern New Zealand. Cyclone Betsy was the second of six tropical cyclones to affect Vanuatu during the 1991–92 season, seven weeks after Severe Tropical Cyclone Tia brought gale-force winds to northern Vanuatu. Using the CEI, we selected analogue TC seasons for the 2020/21 outlook, highlighting seasons when the equatorial SSTs and the SOI were indicative of a transition from neutral ENSO conditions in winter-spring to La Niña conditions during summer-autumn. We identified ten ex-tropical cyclones using five analogue seasons in this outlook that passed close to New Zealand, which gives a rounded average of 2 ex-tropical cyclones per year. In the Pacific Islands, please contact your local national meteorological service for information about how this guidance should be interpreted. Free phone within New Zealand: 0800 RING NIWA (0800 746 464), Copyright, NIWA. Category 5 strength cyclones, where sustained winds exceed 199 km/h, have occurred in some years (known as ‘analogue’ seasons) with similar conditions like what exists ahead of the 2020/21 season. The Noumea, New Caledonia tropical storm risk chart above shows the cyclone season. Figure 3: Plots of TC tracks and major tropical lows that were monitored for analogue seasons used in the 2020/21 seasonal forecast for the full season (November - April). For the selected analogues, all of the analogue years show at least one ex-tropical cyclone came within 550 km of New Zealand. When dangerous weather is forecast, please heed the advice of your local meteorological service, civil defence, or disaster management offices. If an ex-tropical cyclone comes close to the country, there is a near-equal probability of it tracking to either the east or west of the North Island, and landfall of a degrading ex-tropical cyclone is possible. Early season TC activity is expected to be largely reduced, except near Fiji, and a potential start to cyclone activity may also occur close to or after the New Year. Mr Meke said Uesi was currently a category two cyclone with winds of up 95 km/hr. Elevated TC presence is expected in and around the Coral Sea and north Tasman Sea, especially during the late season between February and April. New Caledonia Travel Seasons High Season (mid-December to end of January, July and August): From about 15 December to 30 January, and even more so around the Christmas/New Year period, the islands burst with families utilizing school holidays in Australia and New Zealand, and with French people escaping their wintry homeland. Risk of TC occurrence is elevated for New Caledonia. Nevertheless, the maritime region between New Caledonia and New Zealand appears to have elevated risk for TC activity this season, and extra caution for those navigating that area (especially during the late season) is warranted. Activity in general is expected to increase during the late season, especially for islands west of the International Date Line around the Coral Sea. A potential combination of 3-4 cyclones may reach severe category 3 or higher status. The wage subsidy and retail: Which stores got it and who has paid it back. All analogue seasons had at least one cyclone of category 3 or greater strength, and a majority of the analogue seasons (4 out of 5) experienced a minimum of three severe cyclones (≥ category 3). Some years there are none, while in other years there are more than one. During the warm season, average temperatures are around 25°C to 27°C with heavy rains and risks of tropical cyclones. Photo: Otwaydundee. Previous TC research has indicated cyclone track sinuosity reduces during La Niña (Philip Malsale, 2011). Tropical storm (cyclone) and hurricane frequency (category 3 or higher): ECMWF seasonal guidance indicates a near normal amount of severe TCs. The chart was processed from data supplied by the US Meteorological Agency (NOAA). Cyclone Donna is forecast to pass over the northeastern islands of the New Caledonia archipelago late on Tuesday, May 9 (local time). Having no insurance for the boat meant that all our material possessions were at stake, not mentioning the risk of getting hurt, or even worst. For Uesi, I think the impact will be greatly affected by New Caledonia." Near or above normal MSLP is predicted to the east of Fiji, particularly near and east of Samoa and American Samoa (Figure 7 & 8). Cyclone season in the region typically lasts from November to April but storms can occur outside this period. Tropical cyclone Uesi will near New Caledonia on Tuesday. During the season the most intense tropical cyclone was Severe Tropical Cyclone Beti, which reached a minimum pressure of 935 hPa (27.61 inHg) as it affected New Caledonia. The predicted SST and rainfall distribution suggest a more active SPCZ than normal is possible from near the Solomon Islands to Fiji. Diamond, P.R. Bushfires are a risk from September to February. Although it's possible Uesi would move into the Tasman Sea, it's not yet clear whether New Zealand would be affected by any remnants of it as an ex-tropical cyclone. NIWA, MetService, MeteoFrance, BoM, NOAA and Pacific Island National Meteorological Services will all continue to track the progression of ENSO and TC activity, with an update to this guidance in January 2021 if needed. Some people comment that New Caledonia is the “land of eternal spring.” However, there is distinct variety in the weather patterns throughout the year. evacuation orders). For this season, elevated activity is expected for New Caledonia. For Uesi, I think the impact will be greatly affected by New Caledonia." The new model could improve early warnings, support advanced disaster management preparedness and save lives during the Southwest Pacific tropical cyclone season.. This means that some tropical cyclone tracks for the coming season, if La Niña fully matures, may have straighter trajectories than normal. International Journal of Climatology, 34: 1157–1168. This information feeds into the final outlook for the season seen in Table 1. Statistical prediction of weekly tropical cyclone activity in the Southern Hemisphere. doi: 10.1002/joc.3753. Be aware: New Caledonia can be hit by active tropical cyclones or storms but such severe weather events remain unpredictable and relatively rare and mostly occur between February and April. Journal of Climate, 26(1): 3-25. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00077.1. Our new tool, the Long-Range Tropical Cyclone Outlook for the Southwest Pacific , will assist forecasters and help local authorities to prepare for the coming season’s cyclone activity. New Caledonia Cyclone Rona–Frank affected two thirds of New Caledonia's Grande Terre island between 20–21 February. A category 3 cyclone has mean winds between 64-85 knots (118-157kmh) with a central pressure 970-945 hectopascals, Fiji's Meteorological Service states on its website. Part of the 2016–17 South Pacific cyclone season Meteorological history. Elevated risk of TC activity exists for New Caledonia, while normal activity is expected for  Vanuatu, Fiji, the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and Tokelau (See Table 1 and Table 4; Figure 1, 2 & 3). Previous work indicates New Zealand interacts with at least one ex-tropical cyclone passing within 550 km of the country every year on average (Lorrey et al., 2014). However, it is worth noting that the 2020 October-initialised guidance indicates more severe TC activity than the October-initialised guidance before each of the last three TC seasons. However, New Caledonia does experience a cyclone season from the end of November to May, with February to April being the most dangerous time. The outlook for the region to the east of the International Date Line largely shows reduced risk overall, but small areas of increased TC track numbers clustered near the International Date Line close to Fiji. New Caledonia can be affected by tropical cyclones. It's expected to be a cloudy weekend, however a high of 28C is forecast on Sunday. Model SST, rainfall, and air pressure guidance favour near average TC activity for the 2020/21 Southwest Pacific tropical cyclone season. Language; Watch; Edit; Pages in category "Tropical cyclones in New Caledonia" The following 22 pages are in this category, out of 22 total. For each year noted, that represents the start of the main development season (i.e. This month also marks the start of the cyclone season in the Pacific. Auckland was forecast to have a mostly fine week, with high temperatures reaching between 24-26 degrees Celsius. Individuals present in New Caledonia are advised to monitor local weather reports and follow all instructions as issued by local authorities (e.g. Advice. And in Dunedin, there would be fine weather until showers set in on Friday, with the temperature dropping down to a high of just 14C. Articles. Tropical cyclones have a significant impact across the Southwest Pacific, with the season officially starting in November and lasting until the end of April. A split of the analogue TC seasons into early (November – January) and late (February – April) periods suggests TC activity will be diminished relative to normal for the early part of the TC season, except near the north Coral Sea (Figure 4). This seasonal outlook is for normal to below normal activity in terms of overall named cyclone systems in the region. Development of an enhanced tropical cyclone tracks database for the southwest Pacific from 1840-2011. International Journal of Climatology, 32: 2240–2250. The cyclone season in the Pacific is usually between October and May, but cyclones can occur at other times. Cyclone season officially kicks off on November 1st, but it's usually not until the new year that this kind of action kicks into gear. The climatological relationship between tropical cyclones in the southwest Pacific and the Madden-Julian Oscillation. "Between New Caledonia and Australia - Queensland, in particular - usually we get pretty big seasons in La Nina years." The consensus forms the basis for the full season (November-April) outlook for Southwest Pacific TC activity (and risk) for the 2020/21 season. For the coming season, the risk for an ex-tropical cyclone affecting New Zealand is considered above normal. Severe Tropical Cyclone Freda was an intense tropical cyclone that developed during the 2012–13 South Pacific cyclone season and affected New Caledonia and the Solomon Islands as a weak tropical cyclone. The season lasts from November 1 to April 30, and comprises about 10 tropical cyclones in that period - only one of which will affect New Zealand on average, MetService says. Often, its weather is compared to that of the south of France. Vanuatu and New Caledonia typically experience the greatest TC activity, with an average of about two or three named cyclones passing close to those islands each year. MetService meteorologist Andrew James said Uesi was upgraded to a category 3 cyclone on Tuesday and was being monitored by Fiji's Meteorological Service. For most of austral winter (June-August) and early spring 2020 (September), the ENSO system was neutral, but was progressing steadily toward La Niña (which we are now presently in). According to its current predictions, Tonga should expect one or two cyclones for the upcoming cyclone season (December – April). for the early TC season “1970” = November 1970, December 1970, January 1971; and for the late TC season “1970” = February – April 1971). However James said it's not yet clear exactly where the tropical cyclone was heading. Significant rainfall, extreme winds, hazardous marine conditions and coastal damage are all possible leading up to and during these events. Cyclones can have a devastating impact. Unpublished MSc Thesis, University of the South Pacific, 155 Pages. 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What about cyclones in New Caledonia? TCO-SP also provides a different view from analogue and dynamical approaches. As with most years, TC activity is expected to increase during the second half of the season from February-April. Renwick, 2015. The main TC genesis region is expected to lie within a band between 10 – 12°S (northwest of Vanuatu) to the west of the International Date Line but shifted slightly west of normal. For Christchurch, there would be fine weather up until Friday when some showers set in. Weekly statistical forecasts of TC genesis and TC activity for the SW Pacific basin are produced by MeteoFrance based on phasing of the MJO (Leroy and Wheeler, 2008). Elevated activity is expected in the Coral Sea offshore of Queensland, between the Solomon Islands and New Caledonia, and in the north-central Tasman Sea (including Norfolk Island). Table 1: Island Climate Update (ICU) consensus outlook for November 2020-April 2021 tropical cyclone activity based on combining NIWA analogue model, international dynamical climate model and TCO-SP deterministic statistical model outlook results. Cyclone Erica developed from a monsoonal trough on 4 March just off Queensland. As such, an additional element used to hone the historic analogues for the coming TC season included years when ENSO conditions during November-April were reminiscent of moderate to strong La Niña. Tag: New Caledonia cyclone Yasa . Since it is farther south than most of the other islands in the South Pacific, New Caledonia generally has a very sunny, moderate climate. The spread for the estimated cyclone activity comes from the variation between five selected analogue seasons. NIWA’s Southwest Pacific Tropical Cyclone Outlook zeros in on New Caledonia as the focal point for TC genesis this season. Some of the decaying ex-tropical cyclone systems were also associated with high rainfall, damaging winds and amplified coastal wave conditions. New Zealand should also remain vigilant as the season unfolds. Renwick, 2013. For the coming season, at least 3 cyclones are anticipated to reach at least category 3 strength, with mean wind speeds of at least 118 km/h winds. 1970 = November 1970-April 1971). Scientific Reports, 10, 11286, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-67646-7. The South Pacific’s third major tropical cyclone this season is already bringing strong to gale force winds and heavy rainfall to Vanuatu, with New Caledonia likely to receive a direct hit later in the week. This guidance is useful for sub-seasonal regional tropical cyclone guidance (see http://www.meteo.nc/espro/previcycl/cyclA.php.) TCs in the Southwest Pacific usually develop between November and April, but occasionally they develop in October and May, and very rarely in June – August. Cyclone level 2 alerts are in effect for the communes of Houaïlou, Kouaoua, Canala, Thio, Yaté, Ouvéa, Lifou, and Maré. Heading back to the SW Pacific Islands from Australia. Multi-model ensemble forecast rainfall anomaly (mm/day), January-March 2021; green (brown) shades indicate above (below) normal forecast rainfall, Figure 7. Monthly Weather Review, 136: 3637-3654. The area most likely to experience a tropical cyclone in the South Pacific is that of Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Fiji, Tonga, Niue and the islands of Wallis and Futuna. b Average TC counts calculated for November-April TC season. New Caledonia is an overseas territory of France, and it is made up of a main Is was passing just shy west of New Caledonia today, bringing strong to severe winds and torrential … The rounded average interaction for New Zealand with an ex-tropical cyclone is two named systems per season. The year label notes the first month in the analogue year selection (i.e. It was also too early to tell whether any possible remnants could impact New Zealand, but he said there was no threat to the country this week. evacuation orders). Figure 5. The dynamical guidance generally agrees with the analogue guidance for TC count and severity, but has two distinct clusters of above normal amounts of activity (Coral Sea and south of Vanuatu and Fiji). Table 4: Expected TC counts including expected range (95% confidence intervals (CI)) for the 2020/21 Southwest Pacific tropical cyclone season (October 2020 update), difference from long term average TC count (1981-2010). For the coming TC season, the risk for New Zealand is elevated. 20 October 2020. Advice. Development of El Niño is highly unlikely. Near normal activity is forecast to extend from the Solomon Islands to Niue (including Fiji and Tonga) with pockets of below normal activity farther to the east (Samoa, American Samoa, Cook Islands). Expected TC count including probable range (95% confidence intervals) for the 2020/21 Southwest Pacific Tropical Cyclone Season based on TCO-SP (Magee et al., 2020). Diamond, H.J., A.M. Lorrey, and J.A. Increased frequency and more intense TC activity can be expected during the MJO 6-7 paired phase (Diamond and Renwick, 2015). The outlook suggests New Caledonia should prepare for stronger cyclone activity. Cyclone Uesi is Tracking just west of New Caladonia gusty and strong winds and large waves will better the island. For the coming Southwest Pacific TC season, the deterministic TCO-SP outlook suggests 9 named TCs may form (probable range of 7-10), indicating normal to below normal activity for the basin when compared with the 1981-2010 average of 11.4 TCs (Table 1, Table 4 and Figure 9). The ICU consensus column is based on the combined outcomes for the three aforementioned types of seasonal outlook information. Tropical cyclone season is upon us and a new storm is brewing in the South Pacific.. NIWA says elevated tropical cyclone presence is expected in and around the Coral Sea and north Tasman Sea, especially during the late season between February and April. Cyclone Disaster Dashboard. Leroy, A., and M.C. Cyclone Cook has formed over Vanuatu and is predicted to intensify to category three as it approaches New Caledonia on Monday. Mr Meke said Uesi was currently a category two cyclone with winds of up 95 … However, there is the potential for elevated activity near and west of the International Date Line (Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Coral Sea region) with normal or below normal activity to the east. An ex-tropical cyclone climatology for Auckland, New Zealand. "NZ should remain vigilant as the cyclone season unfolds. The historic tropical cyclones tracks selected for this outlook that passed close to New Zealand indicate a near equal probability of decaying ex-tropical cyclones tracking offshore to either the east or west of the North Island (see Figure 3). Multi-model ensemble forecast air pressure anomaly (hPa), October-December 2020; red (blue) shades indicate above (below) normal air pressure; areas of below normal pressure in the tropics can indicate an increased potential for tropical cyclone genesis, Figure 8. NIWA’s Southwest Pacific Tropical Cyclone Outlook zeros in on New Caledonia as the focal point for TC genesis this season. Please be sure to comply with any instructions you may be given. For French Polynesia, Wallis, Futuna and New Caledonia, please contact MeteoFrance regional offices for information about how this guidance should be interpreted. The new … The consensus forms the basis for the full season (November-April) outlook for Southwest Pacific TC activity (and risk) for the 2020/21 season. Tropical cyclones are categorised in strength from 1 to 5, with 5 being the most intense. At least three severe cyclones reaching category 3 or higher might occur anywhere across the region, so all communities should remain prepared. safe cyclone holes in New Caledonia and try to get from locals and other cruisers precise directions on how to get into them. The Severe Tropical Cyclone #Uesi is now a Category 3 system and looks fairly impressive on the satellite scans, with textbook outflow upper-level ventilation. However, New Caledonia does experience a cyclone season from the end of November to May, with February to April being the most dangerous time. Knapp, and D.H. Levinson, 2012. All rights reservedPrivacy Policy, 2016, Free phone within New Zealand: 0800 RING NIWA (0800 746 464) Contact details, Principal Scientist - Forecasting and Media. There is relatively low disagreement between the analogues for the total number of cyclones for this season, with the one exception being the 2007/08 season. The domain for the seasonal outlook encompasses a basin that is defined by climatological properties of TC occurrences rather than geopolitical or meteorological service administrative boundaries (Diamond et al., 2012). The historic long-term seasonal average is just over 10 named cyclones for the SW Pacific basin. 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