Overall Green alert Tropical Cyclone for LIUA-18
in Solomon Islands

Event summary

Tropical Cyclone LIUA-18 can have a low humanitarian impact based on the maximum sustained wind speed, exposed population and vulnerability.

GDACS ID TC 1000513
Name LIUA-18
From - To 26 Sep - 28 Sep
Exposed countries Solomon Islands
Exposed population No people in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed 74 km/h, Tropical storm
Maximum storm surge 0.2 m (27 Sep 00:00 UTC)
Vulnerability High (Solomon Is.)


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  Wind Storm surge Rainfall GDACS score
GDACS 74 km/h 0.2 m n.a. 0.5
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Latest media headlines

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NASA satellite analyzes new Southern Pacific Ocean tropical cycloneThu, 27 Sep 2018 21:42:00 +0200.

IMAGE: At 11 a.m. EDT (1500 UTC) on Sept. 27, the MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite looked at Tropical Storm Liua in infrared light. MODIS found two areas of coldest... Credit: NASA/NRL. NASA's Aqua satellite provided an infrar
Rare cyclone forms in Pacific, leftovers could reach NZ 55 minutes ago ... Thu, 27 Sep 2018 03:34:00 +0200.

A rare, out of season tropical cyclone has formed in the Southwest Pacific - and an expert has issued a warning for New Zealand. Tropical Cyclone Liua is growing in strength near the southern Soloman Islands, and the Fiji MetService says it
Out of season early Tropical Cyclone forms in Southern Hemisphere, NW ... Thu, 27 Sep 2018 01:13:00 +0200.

Out of season early Tropical Cyclone forms in Southern Hemisphere, NW of New Zealand (+4 maps) A tropical cyclone has formed over the Solomon Islands and near Vanuatu and it's formed early as the Southern Hemisphere cyclone season does not

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (114), (2), DesInventar (1), BOM (1), JTWC (1), NASA (1), NOAA (2), OCHA (1), TRMM (1), Unisys (1), WMO (1), ECMWF (8), GFS (4), INFORM (2),