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12 May 2017 description
  • Tropical Cyclone ELLA continued moving towards the Northern Division of Fiji islands. Heavy rain and strong winds may affect several Fiji islands, Wallis and Futuna and American Samoa over 12-16 May.

  • Fiji Meteorological Service has issued a Tropical Cyclone Alert for strong winds for the islands of Vanua Levu, Taveuni and nearby smaller islands. Meteo France New Caledonia reported that a Tropical Cyclone Alert number 2 is in effect for Futuna island (Wallis and Futuna).

21 Sep 2016 description

27SM Niue News: 2015 SPREP Annual Report is now launched

The SPREP Annual Report for 2015 is now available online having been presented at the 27th SPREP Meeting in Niue on Day one. The Report, available in both English and French outlines the activities and project implemented with members and partners in 2015 as the region strives to achieve the SPREP vision - a Pacific environment that sustains our livelihoods and natural heritage in harmony with our cultures.

25 Apr 2016 description

PDC - 20P - TRMM2

The TRMM (Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission) product contains near-real time precipitation accumulation estimates on a 0.25 degree latitude/longitude grid covering the globe from 50 S to 50 N latitude. This map represents a 3-Day time period.

24 Apr 2016 description

Samoans are counting the cost of Tropical Cyclone Amos, which hit the country on Saturday night as a category three storm, with some surprised by an inaccurate forecast.

The Pacific nation escaped the worst after Amos sped past the main islands and weakened from a category four system that was earlier predicted to strike the capital, Apia, directly.

But damage has been reported to some roads, and heavy rain has brought flooding, particularly in the east of Suvai'i island.

24 Apr 2016 description

JTWC SUMMARY:TROPICAL CYCLONE 20P (AMOS), LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 79 NM EAST- NORTHEAST OF PAGO PAGO, HAS TRACKED EASTWARD AT 07 KNOTS OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS. THE CURRENT POSITION IS BASED ON RECENT SATELLITE FIXES FROM PGTW, KNES, AND PHFO, A 240844Z AMSU IMAGE, AND A 240932Z AMSU IMAGE. THERE IS LOW CONFIDENCE IN THE INITIAL POSITION DUE TO THE INCREASINGLY INDISTINCT SIGNATURE OF THE LOW LEVEL CIRCULATION CENTER.

24 Apr 2016 description
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JTWC SUMMARY: TROPICAL CYCLONE 20P (AMOS), LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 46 NM NORTHEAST OF PAGO PAGO, HAS TRACKED EASTWARD AT 07 KNOTS OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS. THE CURRENT POSITION IS BASED ON RECENT SATELLITE FIXES FROM PGTW, KNES, PHFO, AND ABRF AND A 240624Z SSMIS IMAGE. THERE IS LOW CONFIDENCE IN THE INITIAL POSITION DUE TO THE INCREASINGLY INDISTINCT SIGNATURE OF THE LOW LEVEL CIRCULATION CENTER. THE INTENSITY OF 50 KNOTS IS SET WITHIN A RANGE OF SUBJECTIVE DVORAK CURRENT INTENSITY ESTIMATES, BETWEEN 45 AND 65 KNOTS, AND IS CONSISTENT WITH THE PREVIOUSLY-OBSERVED WEAKENING TREND.

24 Apr 2016 description

JTWC SUMMARY: TROPICAL CYCLONE 20P (AMOS), LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 30 NM NORTHWEST OF PAGO PAGO, HAS TRACKED SOUTHEASTWARD AT 07 KNOTSOVER THE PAST SIX HOURS. LATEST IMAGERY DEPICTS A SIGNIFICANTLY WEAKENED SYSTEM, WITH THE LOW LEVEL CIRCULATION CENTER (LLCC) POSSIBLY BECOMING SEPARATED FROM A SIGNIFICANTLY WEAKER CONVECTIVE SIGNATURE. SURFACE OBSERVATIONS FROM PAGO PAGO INDICATE SURFACE WINDS HAVE BEEN FROM THE EAST OVER THE PAST FOUR HOURS, WHICH PROVIDES FURTHER SUPPORT TO THE RELOCATED INITIAL POSITION, THOUGH THE OVERALL CONFIDENCE IN THE POSITION IS LOW.

23 Apr 2016 description

JTWC SUMMARY: T232100Z POSITION NEAR 14.2S 170.0W. TROPICAL CYCLONE 20P (AMOS), LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 25 NM NORTHEAST OF PAGO PAGO, HAS TRACKED EAST SOUTHEASTWARD AT 16 KNOTS OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS. A SMALL HOOK FEATURE INDICATING THE CENTER OF THE SYSTEM, LENDING MODERATE CONFIDENCE TO THE INITIAL POSITION. THE CURRENT INTENSITY IS ASSESSED AT 90 KNOTS IN CONGRUENCE WITH SUBJECTIVE DVORAK CURRENT INTENSITY ESTIMATES FROM PGTW/KNES/NFFN. TC AMOS SPED UP OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS WHILE CONTINUING TO TRACK EAST- SOUTHEASTWARD.

23 Apr 2016 description

Published: 23 April 2016

Suva, 23 April 2016 – Samoa Red Cross Society has been preparing stocks and personnel in advance of the arrival of Tropical Cyclone Amos, which is forecast to impact the country as a Category 4 cyclone later tonight.

The cyclone is expected to affect most of Samoa, in particular the island of Savai’i. Samoa Red Cross has moved stocks of tarpaulins for emergency shelter and other essential aid to the island in anticipation.

23 Apr 2016 description

JTWC SUMMARY: TROPICAL CYCLONE 20P (AMOS), LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 93 NM NORTHWEST OF PAGO PAGO, HAS TRACKED EAST-SOUTHEASTWARD AT 13 KNOTS OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS. THE CURRENT POSITION IS BASED ON RECENT SATELLITE FIXES FROM PGTW, KNES, AND PHFO. TC 20P HAS CONTINUED TO TRACK RAPIDLY EAST-SOUTHEASTWARD UNDER THE STEERING INFLUENCE OF A NEAR-EQUATORIAL RIDGE DURING THE PAST SIX HOURS. BASED ON RECENT STORM MOTION, NEAR-TERM FORECAST TRACK SPEEDS HAVE INCREASED AND THE NEAR- TO MEDIUM-TERM TRACK FORECAST HAS SHIFTED SLIGHTLY TO THE EAST FROM THE PREVIOUS FORECAST.

23 Apr 2016 description
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JTWC SUMMARY: TROPICAL CYCLONE 20P (AMOS), LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 171 NM WEST- NORTHWEST OF PAGO PAGO, HAS TRACKED EAST-SOUTHEASTWARD AT 15 KNOTS OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS. THE CURRENT POSITION IS BASED ON RECENT MICROWAVE SATELLITE IMAGERY INCLUDING A 230528Z CORIOLIS AND A 230623Z SSMIS PASS. THE INTENSITY OF 90 KNOTS IS CONSISTENT WITH SUBJECTIVE DVORAK INTENSITY ESTIMATES FROM MULTIPLE REPORTING AGENCIES. TC 20P HAS ACCELERATED EAST-SOUTHEASTWARD OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS UNDER THE STEERING INFLUENCE OF A NEAR-EQUATORIAL RIDGE TO THE NORTH AND EAST.

23 Apr 2016 description

JTWC SUMMARY: TROPICAL CYCLONE 20P (AMOS), LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 313 NM WEST-NORTHWEST OF PAGO PAGO, AMERICAN SAMOA HAS TRACKED EASTWARD AT 09 KNOTS OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS. ANIMATED ENHANCED INFRARED IMAGERY DEPICTS STRONG FLARING CENTRAL CONVECTION WITH AN ASSOCIATED DENSE OVERCAST LAYER OBSCURING THE LOW LEVEL CIRCULATION CENTER, GIVING FAIR CONFIDENCE TO THE INITIAL POSITION. THE INITIAL INTENSITY IS ASSESSED AT 90 KNOTS AND IS IN ALIGNMENT WITH SUBJECTIVE DVORAK ESTIMATES FROM PGTW, NFFN AND KNES.

22 Apr 2016 description

Tropical Cyclone Amos is expected to strengthen to a category three storm as it passes just north of Wallis during the night.

Read the full article on the Radio New Zealand International

18 Mar 2016 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Acute Fever and Rash: Fiji, French Polynesia

· Diarrhoea: Fiji

· Influenza-like Illness: French Polynesia, Solomon Islands, Wallis and Futuna

· Prolonged fever: Solomon Islands

Other updates:

Zika virus

· Tonga: As of 6 March there have been 2173 cases since 1 January 2016. The weekly number of cases is decreasing. For further information, please refer to Dr Seini Kupu’s PacNet post on 14 March 2016

03 Mar 2016 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Influenza-like Illness: Federated States of Micronesia (FSM)

· Diarrhoea: FSM, Nauru, Northern Marianna Islands, Samoa.

· Prolonged fever: Kiribati, Niue

Other updates:

Tropical Cyclone Winston

01 Mar 2016 description

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The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Acute Fever and Rash: French Polynesia, Palau, Tokelau

· Influenza-like Illness: : Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Solomon Islands

· Diarrhoea: FSM, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands

· Prolonged fever: Tuvalu

Other updates:

Tropical Cyclone Winston