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16 Feb 2010 description

The RSMC-Nadi Tropical Cyclone Centre and the Joint Typhoon Warning Centre are issuing guidance on Cyclone Rene, a tropical cyclone is moving away from Tonga.

Cyclone Rene is located 200 nautical miles (370 km) southwest of Nukualofa this morning.

15 Feb 2010 description

The RSMC-Nadi Tropical Cyclone Centre and the Joint Typhoon Warning Centre are issuing guidance on Cyclone Rene, a tropical cyclone that lashed American Samoa and now battering Tonga's Central and Southern Groups.

Cyclone Rene is located 50 nautical miles (93 km) southwest of the Vava'u Group or about 115 nautical miles north-northeast of Nukualofa this morning. Cyclone Rene likely has peaked in intensity and is moving southwest at 12 knots.

05 Feb 2010 description

The RSMC-Nadi Tropical Cyclone Centre, and the Joint Typhoon Warning Centre and Meteo France are issuing guidance on Cyclone Oli, a strong tropical cyclone that is moving through French Polynesia.

Cyclone Oli is currently south of Leeward Islands (=CEles Sous-le-vent) moving toward the Australes Group. The centre of Cyclone Oli is located approximately 300 kms southwest of Tahiti or 380 km north of Rurutu and is moving southeast at 9 knots. Cyclone Oli underwent very rapid intensification from Category 1- to Category 4 on the Saffir-Simpson Scale overnight, which was not predicted.

01 Feb 2008 description

The RSMC-Nadi Tropical Cyclone Centre, the Joint Typhoon Warning Centre continue to issue guidance on Tropical Cyclone Gene that is now moving away from Vanuatu after pounding the southernmost islands.

The centre of Cyclone Gene is located 75 km east-northeast of the southernmost Vanuatu island of Anatom at 5 PM this evening Vanuatu time with the centre of the storm likely to sideswipe the island to the southeast before moving away from Vanuatu. Gene is maintaining a slow forward speed to the south-southwest at 4 km/hr.

31 Jan 2008 description

The RSMC-Nadi Tropical Cyclone Centre, the Joint Typhoon Warning Centre continue to issue guidance on Tropical Cyclone Gene that is now beginning to impact on Southern Vanuatu.

The centre of Cyclone Gene is located 120 km east of of the Vanuatu island of Tanna at 8 PM this evening Vanuatu time with the centre of the storm approaching the small island of Futuna east of Tanna. Gene is maintaining a slow forward speed to the southwest at 9 km/hr.

30 Jan 2008 description

The RSMC-Nadi Tropical Cyclone Centre, the Joint Typhoon Warning Centre continue to issue guidance on Tropical Cyclone Gene that is now closing in on Southern Vanuatu.

The centre of Cyclone Gene is located 350 km east of of the Vanuatu Island of Erromango at 10 AM this morning Vanuatu time. Gene is moving to the west-southwest at 15 km/hr, and should hold its current strength as it approaches Vanuatu, but could very slightly intensify or weaken due to conditions later tomorrow.

The current forecast map shows Gene continuing to moving away from Fiji and toward Southern Vanuatu.

30 Jan 2008 description

The RSMC-Nadi Tropical Cyclone Centre, the Joint Typhoon Warning Centre continue to issue guidance on Tropical Cyclone Gene that is now approaching Southern Vanuatu.

The centre of Cyclone Gene is located 290 km east of of the Vanuatu Island of Erromango at 8 PM this evening Vanuatu time. Gene has slowed its forward speed in the last few hours and is now moving to the southwest at 6 km/hr.

29 Jan 2008 description

The RSMC-Nadi Tropical Cyclone Centre, the Joint Typhoon Warning Centre continue to issue guidance on Tropical Cyclone Gene that is now moving away from the Fiji Islands and heading toward Vanuatu.

The centre of Cyclone Gene is located 100km west of Nadi on the main Fiji island of Viti Levu at 07 AM this morning Fiji time. Gene is moving to the west-northwest at 20 km/hr, and is intensifying slowly.

The current forecast map shows Gene moving away from Fiji and toward Vanuatu.

29 Jan 2008 description

The RSMC-Nadi Tropical Cyclone Centre, the Joint Typhoon Warning Centre continue to issue guidance on Tropical Cyclone Gene that is now heading toward Vanuatu.

The centre of Cyclone Gene is located 240 km west-southwest of Nadi on the main Fiji island of Viti Levu at 09 PM this evening Fiji time.

28 Jan 2008 description

The RSMC-Nadi Tropical Cyclone Centre, the Joint Typhoon Warning Centre have begun to issue guidance on Tropical Cyclone Gene that has formed earlier today over the Fiji Islands.

The centre of Cyclone Gene is located just offshore to the north of Rakiraki on the main Fiji island of Viti Levu at 08 PM this evening Fiji time. Gene is moving to the southwest at 20 km/hr, and is intensifying slowly.

The current forecast map shows Gene moving across the Northern Sections of Viti Levu and the Yasawas tonight before passing out into the Pacific Ocean between Vanuatu and Fiji.

09 Dec 2007 description

The RSMC-Nadi Tropical Cyclone Centre, the Joint Typhoon Warning Centre continue to issue guidance on former Cyclone Daman that has now wond down to Tropical Depression east of Fiji's Central Lau Group.

The remnants of Cyclone Daman are located near about 80 kilometres east-southeast of Lakeba or 100 kilometres east-northeast of Kabara in the Lau Group at 6PM this evening Fiji time.

04 Apr 2007 description

More specific information is coming out of the Western and Choiseul Provinces of Solomon Islands.

03 Apr 2007 description

Monday morning at 07:39:56 Solomon Islands local time (2007 April 1 20:39:56 UTC), a magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck off the west coast of the New Georgia Group.

08 Dec 2005 description

The Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) and the Sri Lanka and India Departments of Meteorology are continuing to provide guidance on Cyclone Fanoos (06B/TD2) in the Bay of Bengal.

23 Nov 2005 description

The Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) and the Sri Lanka and India Departments of Meteorology continue to issue guidance on the tropical depression off the Northwestern Coast of Sri Lanka. The JTWC has again upgraded the chance for development of a significant tropical cyclone in the area from poor to fair. The system is causing heavy rains, winds and storms and localised flooding over a wide area. The system is now slowly drifting westward towards the Tamil Nadu coast.

03 Mar 2005 description

Powerful Category 4 Cyclone Percy is still maintaining its southsoutheast course staying to the west of the Southern Cooks. Earlier this morning it sideswiped Palmerton Atoll causing only minor damage. Percy fortunately stayed far enough west to avoid doing major damage to the island. So the people of Palmerston have once again this season had an escape from the storm's worst effects as was also the case with Cyclones Meena, Nancy and Olaf.

02 Mar 2005 description

The JTWC is now estimating maximum 1-minute mean sustained surface wind speeds at 140 kts near Percy's centre making Percy a Category 5 Super-Cyclone on the Saffir-Simpson Scale. Percy now lies 135 miles (215 km) northwest of Palmerston Atoll and is moving southsoutheast as 10 kt.

Fortunately, Percy took an 8 hour jog to the southwest earlier today which moved its trajectory a little further from Palmerston, but unfortunately, it is now jogging back southsoutheast tonight erasing most of the westward gain.

15 Jan 2005 description

The Joint Typhoon Warning Center has issued its first alert for Cyclone 02B, located 600 km east-southest of Hambantota. Cyclone 02B is currently quasi-stationary with a general forecast trend slowly to the northwest. The Sri Lanka Department of Meteorology continues to issue advisories on this system as it develops.

09 Jan 2005 description

Tropical Cyclone O1B has formed off the southeast coast of Sri Lanka. This is a minimal strength cyclone, but given the past tsunami damage along with recent flooding, this is an extremely serious situation. Given that its moving slowly and erratically much of southern and eastern Sri Lanka could receive very heavy rain causing widespread coastal and inland flooding. Tidal surge flooding is also possible. This will be accompanied by heavy seas and strong, gusty winds.

08 Jan 2005 description

The Joint Typhoon Warning Centre has issued a Cyclone Formation Alert WTIO21 for a Tropical Depression off the Southeast Coast of Sri Lanka. Normally this would not merit an APCEDI Alert. However, given the critical situation with the tsunami and recent floods, this small tropical storm could greatly affect tsunami relief efforts especially in southern areas of Sri Lanka. Already bands of heavy rains are moving into hard hit Ampara District. This could result in widespread coastal and inland flooding from Batticaloa though to Galle.