Overall Green alert Tropical Cyclone for SARAI-19
in Fiji, Tonga, Niue

Event summary

Tropical Cyclone SARAI-19 can have a low humanitarian impact based on the maximum sustained wind speed, exposed population and vulnerability.

GDACS ID TC 1000642
Name SARAI-19
From - To 26 Dec - 31 Dec
Exposed countries Fiji, Tonga, Niue
Exposed population 10 thousand in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed 130 km/h, Category 1
Maximum storm surge 0.3 m (27 Dec 05:00 UTC)
Vulnerability Medium (Fiji)

GDACS Score

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+ Wind Storm surge Rainfall GDACS score
GDACS 130 km/h 0.3 m n.a. 0.5
Single TC: maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge, rainfall)
HWRF n.a n.a. n.a. n.a.
GFS n.a n.a. n.a. n.a.
ECMWF 122 km/h 0.7 m 855 mm 0.5
Beta Version - All weather systems in the area: maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge, rainfall)
Maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge and rainfall) using different data sources.
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 48 | About casualties: 19 | Last hour: 0

Terra Satellite Monitors Storm Sarai moves away from FijiFri, 03 Jan 2020 03:18:00 +0100.

/This post was originally published on Downey Magazine/ Tropical storm Sarai was traced on December 30 by NASA’s Terra satellite . The storm was moving towards Tonga, away from Fiji. The moderate imaging spectroradiometer instrument flies o
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Tonga cancels cyclone alert for KingdomWed, 01 Jan 2020 18:15:00 +0100.

Nuku'alofa, TONGA — Tonga's Meteorology Service says Tropical Cyclone Sarai has been downgraded to a low pressure system as it moves Southeast and away from the Kingdom. The Tropical Cyclone Warning for Tonga is now cancelled. The Fua'amotu
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Tonga cancels cyclone alert for KingdomWed, 01 Jan 2020 03:56:00 +0100.

Tonga's Meteorology Service says Tropical Cyclone Sarai has been downgraded to a low pressure system as it moves Southeast and away from the Kingdom. The Tropical Cyclone Warning for Tonga is now cancelled. The Fua'amotu Tropical Cyclone Wa
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Tongatapu spared full force of Tropical Cyclone SaraiTue, 31 Dec 2019 21:45:00 +0100.

Tropical Cyclone Sarai, a Category 1 storm, caused minor damage on Tonga's main island, Tongatapu, on Monday and Tuesday, with some flooding in areas with poor drainage, fallen power lines, and flattened vegetation. National Emergency Mana
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (57), (2), BOM (1), JTWC (1), NASA (1), NOAA (1), OCHA (1), TRMM (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2),