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Overall Green Tropical Cyclone alert for FREDA-13 in New Caledonia, Solomon Islands from 31 Dec 2012 12:00 UTC to 02 Jan 2013 00:00 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 FREDA-13 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 10.

  • Tropical Cyclone Tropical Storm (maximum wind speed of 194 km/h)
  • from 31 Dec 2012 12:00 UTC to 02 Jan 2013 00:00 UTC
  • Population affected by Category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 0
  • inserted at 02 Jan 2013 03:32:01 UTC
  • Vulnerability: High

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  0.2m in Tiabet, New Caledonia. This height is estimated for 02 Jan 2013 05:00:00.


Known identifiers for this event: wp2512 (jtwcId) WP252012 (noaaId)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 17 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

Solomons disaster officials still assessing damage from Freda.
Thu, 03 Jan 2013 02:40:00 +0100   rnzi (en)

Solomons disaster officials still assessing damage from Freda Posted at 01:14 on 03 January, 2013 UTC A Solomon Islands disaster official says an assessment of the damage caused by Cyclone Freda in the provinces of Makira-Ulawa, Guadalcanal and Malaita will be completed today.

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Freda poursuit sa course sur le caillou
Wed, 02 Jan 2013 21:33:00 +0100   lesnouvelles-pf (fr)

Cyclone. Si la dépression tropicale Freda perd en intensité, l'état de pré-alerte cyclonique demeure en vigueur pour l'ensemble de la Nouvelle-Calédonie

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Intense tropical cyclone Freda is forecast to strike New Caledonia as a tropical storm at about 20:00 GMT on 2 January.
Wed, 02 Jan 2013 12:37:00 +0100   trust (en)

Wed, 2 Jan 2013 09:34 GMT Source: Content partner // Tropical Storm Risk Intense tropical cyclone Freda is forecast to strike New Caledonia as a tropical storm at about 20:00 GMT on 2 January.Data supplied by the US Navy and Air Force Joint Typhoon Warning Centersuggest that the point of landfall will be near21.

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EMM (1), JRC (108), (2), JTWC (3), BOM (1), NASA (1), NOAA (4), OCHA (1), TRMM (1), SWCB (1), Unisys (1), WMO (1),

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