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26 Jul 2015 description
report Government of Tonga

24 July 2015: The First Pacific Ministerial Meeting on Meteorology held here in Nuku’alofa today has adopted 25 points they believe will ensure that National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) have the necessary capacity to support sustainable development in the region.

21 Jul 2015 description

Maximum Temperature

Temperatures in the Asia-Pacific region can go very high with central India reaching 50oC or more. The Tibetan plateau rarely exceeds 20oC because of its high elevation.

These temperatures are based on average highs over a period of approximately 50 years. Maximum temperatures in the region may therefore be from different months of the year and a temperature in any given location may exceed these maximums.

21 Jul 2015 description

Köppen-Geiger Climate Classification

The highly referenced climate classification map of Wladimir Köppen was published for the first time in 1900 and updated in its latest version by Rudolf Geiger in 1961.

Climate classification is applied to a broad range of topics in climate and climate change research as well as in physical geography, hydrology, agriculture, biology and educational aspects.

21 Jul 2015 description

The Human Footprint

Human influence on the earth’s land surface is a global driver of ecological processes on the planet, en par with climatic trends, geological forces and astronomical variations. The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) at Columbia University joined together to systematically map and measure the human influence on the earth’s land surface today.

21 Jul 2015 description

Annual Precipitation

This map shows the average amount of precipitation falling in a year, based on approximately 50 years of data. The figures shown do not therefore represent the amount of precipitation that may occur in any given year.

21 Jul 2015 description

Population Density

Using an innovative approach with GIS and remote sensing, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory LandScanTM is the community standard for global population distribution. At approximately 1 km resolution LandScan is the finest resolution global population distribution data available and represents an ambient population (average over 24 hours).

15 Jul 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Diarrhoea: French Polynesia, Guam
  • Influenza-like illness: Kiribati, New Zealand
  • Prolonged Fever:Nauru
  • Other updates

Chikungunya

  • Chikungunya outbreak is on-going in Cook Islands and Marshall Islands.
  • Cook Islands have reported a total of 754 cases since October 2014, including 13 new cases in the week ending on July 5 2015.

Dengue

15 Jul 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: Palau
  • Diarrhoea: Federated states of Micronesia
  • Influenza-like illness: Kiribati
  • Prolonged Fever: Kiribati

Other updates

Chikungunya

Chikungunya outbreak is on-going in Cook Islands and Marshall Islands. Cook Islands have reported a total of 741 cases since October 2014, including 15 new cases in the week ending on June 21 2015.

Dengue

06 Jul 2015 description

A RETENIR

DENGUE : PERSISTANCE D'UNE CIRCULATION DU VIRUS (DE TYPE 1) SUR L'ENSEMBLE DU TERRITOIRE LA PROTECTION CONTRE LES MOUSTIQUES DEMEURE INDISPENSABLE EN PARTICULIER POUR LES ENFANTS

LEPTOSPIROSE : MAINTIEN DE LA VIGILANCE

DIARRHÉES AIGÜES : EPIDÉMIE TOUJOURS EN COURS

SOYEZ VIGILANT EN CAS DE FIÈVRE CHEZ LES VOYAGEURS (JUSQU'À 3 SEMAINES APRÈS LE RETOUR) , PLUSIEURS ÉPIDÉMIES EN COURS ( ÉBOLA, MERSCOV, RRV, DENGUE...)

06 Jul 2015 description

Northern Hemisphere

China (No Update)

As of 30 May, there were 26 cases of dengue reported in China for 2015. Compared with the same period of the previous of 2012 to 2014, the number of dengue cases reported in China has increased slightly in 2015(Figure 1).

Malaysia

01 Jul 2015 description

A RETENIR

DENGUE : PERSISTANCE D'UNE CIRCULATION DU VIRUS (DE TYPE 1) SUR L'ENSEMBLE DU TERRITOIRE PENSEZ À VOUS PROTÉGER ET SURTOUT PROTÉGER VOS ENFANTS

LEPTOSPIROSE : MAINTIEN DE LA VIGILANCE

DIARRHÉES AIGÜES : EPIDÉMIE EN COURS

SOYEZ VIGILANT EN CAS DE FIÈVRE CHEZ LES VOYAGEURS (JUSQU'À 3 SEMAINES APRÈS LE RETOUR) , PLUSIEURS ÉPIDÉMIES EN COURS ( ÉBOLA, MERSCOV, RRV, DENGUE...)

30 Jun 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Diarrhoea: Federated states of Micronesia
  • Influenza-like illness: Kiribati, Tonga
  • Prolonged Fever:Kiribati, Tonga
  • Acute Fever and Rash: French Polynesia

Other updates

Chikungunya

30 Jun 2015 description

Elevation and Bathymetry

The region is home to the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest (Sagarmatha in Nepal and Chomolungma in China) at 8,848m, as well as the deepest surveyed point in the oceans,
Challenger Deep in the Marianas Trench at 10,911m.

30 Jun 2015 description

OCHA in the Pacific

The Pacific is one of the most disaster-prone regions in the world. Small, vulnerable island states are isolated by vast expanses of ocean. They experience frequent and intense disasters with disproportionately high economic, social and environmental consequences.

In 1999, OCHA established a Regional Office for the Pacific to mobilize and coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors

25 Jun 2015 description

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR THE PACIFIC?

Drought

Hight risk of severe drought in PNG,
Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, Niue and Cook Island. The risk of drought is also high for Palau, Northern Marianas and Guam, FSM and Marshall Islands.

Increased rainfall

Above normal rainfall is expected in Kiribati between June and August 2015

Cyclones

20 Jun 2015 description

A RETENIR

DENGUE : PERSISTANCE D'UNE CIRCULATION DU VIRUS (DE TYPE 1) SUR L'ENSEMBLE DU TERRITOIRE

PENSEZ À VOUS PROTÉGER ET SURTOUT PROTÉGER VOS ENFANTS

LEPTOSPIROSE : MAINTIEN DE LA VIGILANCE

MERS-COV : EPIDÉMIE TOUJOURS EN COURS EN CORÉE DU SUD

SOYEZ VIGILANT EN CAS DE FIÈVRE CHEZ LES VOYAGEURS (JUSQU'À 3 SEMAINES APRÈS LE RETOUR) ,
PLUSIEURS ÉPIDÉMIES EN COURS ( ÉBOLA, MERSCOV, RRV, DENGUE...)

PENSEZ À LA NOTION DE VOYAGE EN CAS DE FORTE FIÈVRE

17 Jun 2015 description

Northern Hemisphere

China

As of 30 May, there were 26 cases of dengue reported in China for 2015. Compared with the same period of the previous of 2012 to 2014, the number of dengue cases reported in China has increased slightly in 2015(Figure 1).

Malaysia

16 Jun 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Diarrhoea: Federated States of Micronesia, Pitcairn Islands, Tonga
  • Influenza-like illness: American Samoa, Pitcairn Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu
  • Prolonged Fever:Pitcairn Islands, Tonga

Other updates

Chikungunya

16 Jun 2015 description
report Tahiti Infos

Papeete le 14 juin 2015. Grâce au séquençage phylogénétique du chikungunya qui a circulé en Polynésie française entre octobre 2014 et mars 2015, on sait désormais que le virus présent chez nous pendant cette épidémie était d'origine antillaise.