After the passage of Tropical Cyclone UESI in the Coral Sea over 7-12 February, damage has been reported on the northern islands of New Caledonia.
UESI passed off the coast of north-west New Caledonia, bringing heavy rain and strong winds. According to media reports, 16 people were evacuated to shelters on Belep and flood waters have damaged roads, leaving communities isolated. Power outages were reported in parts of the north of the main island Grande Terre.
In February 2019, Tropical Cyclone OMA caused serious damage to agriculture in the same area.
Heavy rain and thunderstorms are forecast over Balep and Grande Terre Islands on 12-13 February.