Vanuatu is expected to have 2 to 3 Tropical Cyclones (TC) in 2016/2017 cyclone season. The Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-hazard Department (VMGD) appeals to the general public to prepare for this season. Possible impacts coupled with current forecast for weak La Niña event can have adverse impacts on the livelihood of our people.

Vanuatu is located in the hotspot of tropical cyclone activity in the region. Each year Vanuatu and New Caledonia experience the greatest cyclone activity with at least 2-3 cyclones passing close to the countries. The Pacific region is forecast to have 8-10 named tropical cyclones from November 2016 to April 2017.

TC activity for Vanuatu is anticipated to be average this season which means between two and three tropical cyclone events. The season is shaping up to be a normal to elevated risk of cyclone activity during the early (November 2016 to January 2017) and late months (February to April 2017).

In Vanuatu, tropical cyclone activity is at its peak during the months of December to February but highest in January.

Are you prepared? Are you ready?

Read more on how to prepare for a cyclone from Yumi Redi, an initiative by Save the Children, Red Cross, CARE, & Oxfam who are working together to support and improve disaster management structures.

Wanem hemi saeklon?

Saeklon hemi wan strong win we I save spolem ol haos mo ol narafala samting. Sisen blong saeklon hemi stat long novemba lo wan yia ko kasem april lo narafala yia. From ples blo yumi hot, taem yumi stap kat fulap ren mekem se wan saeklon I save fom.


Wanem hemi saeklon katekori?

Taem I got fulap win solwata I save ko andap bigwan


Bifo Saeklon Sisen….

Bifo saeklon sisen, lisen sapos I gat wan saeklon long redio.


Blu Alet

Saeklon I save kam lo nekis 24 haoa – Hemi taem blong redi from saeklon, pasem ol ruf, trimim ol kakae lo karen, makem sua se emergency kit i ready, pickimap up ol lose item lo yard


Yelo Alet

Saeklon I save kam lo nekis 12 haoa – Taem blo klosem skul o ofis, putum gud sam kaka emo water, muv iko long stong / saf ples, putum ol saeklo shata sapos yu gat.


Red Alet

Saeklon I kam thru – Stap insaed nomo mo wet lo saeklon blo ko


Afta wan disasta, kontiniu blong lisen long redio.


SOURCE: Vanuatu Meteorological Services