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Overall Green Tropical Cyclone alert for DONNA-17 in New Caledonia from 02 May 2017 18:00 UTC to 10 May 2017 06:00 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary


The map shows the accumulated precipitation along the cyclone's track. Yellow area is > 100mm; Red area is > 300mm; Blue area is > 500mm. The accumulated rainfall is calculated based on the Tropical Rainfall Potential of NOAA/NESDIS. The eTRaP is a simple ensemble whose members are the 6-hourly totals from the single-orbit TRaPs, which are rainfall estimates from passive microwave remote sensing. Rain map with eTraP data. (Source: JRC) Storm surge maximum height. (Source: JRC)

Tropical Cyclone DONNA-17 can have a low humanitarian impact based on the Maximum sustained wind speed and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Updated: this report is based on advisory number 25.

  • Tropical Cyclone Tropical Storm (maximum wind speed of 213 km/h)
  • from 02 May 2017 18:00 UTC to 10 May 2017 06:00 UTC
  • Population affected by Category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 0
  • inserted at 10 May 2017 05:48:42 UTC
  • Vulnerability: Medium

Extreme Rain

Potential rainfall is calculated based on rainfall observed by several microwave satellite sensors.

The image shows the total rainfall accumulation associated with the cyclone.

Storm surge

The maximum Storm surge height is  0.4m in Gavigamana, Vanuatu. This height is estimated for 04 May 2017 21:00:00.


(Created: Wed, 10 May 2017 04:10:00 +02:00)

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Known identifiers for this event: SH182017 (JTWCid) TC-2017-000045-VUT (glide)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 57 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

Donna downgraded but drenching downpours coming
Wed, 10 May 2017 23:23:00 +0200   voxy (en)

There is no more 'Cyclone Donna' - the storm fell apart on Wednesday while trying to depart the New Caledonia area but ran into unfavourable conditions to do so, tearing the cyclone apart. However, the rainy remnants left over by this record breaking historic May tropical storm are heading towards....

People and organisations:

New Caledonia (France): Cyclone tropical DONNA : l’ensemble des alertes cycloniques est levé sur la Nouvelle-Calédonie ce mercredi 10 mai 2017 dès 06h00
Wed, 10 May 2017 03:03:00 +0200   reliefWeb (fr)

Compte tenu de la situation météorologique, le phénomène DONNA ne représente plus un danger pour les personnes, les biens ou l'environnement. En conséquence, l’ensemble des alertes cycloniques est levé sur la Nouvelle-Calédonie ce mercredi 10 mai 2017 dès 06h00.

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New Caledonia (France): Cyclone Tropical « Donna » mardi 09 05 17 à 21h30 : Evolution des différentes phases d’alertes cycloniques
Tue, 09 May 2017 14:58:00 +0200   reliefWeb (fr)

09/05/2017. En conséquence, l’alerte cyclonique de niveau 2 est maintenue jusqu’à nouvel ordre sur les communes de Yaté, Lifou et Maré. L’alerte cyclonique de niveau 1 est maintenue jusqu’à nouvel ordre sur les communes du Mont-Dore et de l’Île des Pins.

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EMM (1), JRC (126), (2), BOM (1), JTWC (1), NASA (1), NOAA (3), OCHA (1), TRMM (1), SWCB (1), Unisys (1), WMO (1),

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