Powerful Tropical Cyclone Pam nears South Pacific Islands

  • Blowing Snow - Prince George, British Columbia, Canada

    6 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Tornado - Lake Charles, LA WFO Region, US

    12 minutes ago WARNING

  • Snowfall - E of Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada

    11 minutes ago WARNING

  • Tornado - Jackson, MS WFO Region, US

    22 minutes ago WATCH

  • Tornado - Shreveport, LA WFO Region, US

    22 minutes ago WATCH

  • Winter Storm - Southwestern, United States

    24 minutes ago WARNING

  • Floods - Catabato Province, Philippines

    23 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Tornado - New Orleans, LA WFO Region, US

    27 minutes ago WATCH

  • Tornado - Memphis, TN WFO Region, US

    27 minutes ago WATCH

  • Tornado - Lake Charles, LA WFO Region, US

    27 minutes ago WATCH

  • Floods - Chiba, Japan

    28 minutes ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sheveluch, Russia

    41 minutes ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

    41 minutes ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Cotopaxi, Ecuador

    41 minutes ago WARNING

  • Severe Weather - East Java Province, Indonesia

    43 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Winter Storm - Northern Rockies and Plains, United States

    46 minutes ago WARNING

  • Landslides - Italy

    49 minutes ago WARNING

  • Flood - Syracuse, NY Region, United States

    48 minutes ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Mauna Loa, United States

    13 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Storms - Brazil

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Landslides - Catabato Province, Philippines

    1 hour ago INFORMATION

  • Floods - Western Venezuela

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Northern Vietnam

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - Reykjanes Ridge

    1 hour ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 128 km E of Nago, Japan

    1 hour ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - Aegean Sea

    12 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.3 - Reykjanes Ridge

    1 hour ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Storms - Northern Vietnam

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Severe Weather - Montreal, Québec, Canada

    1 hour ago ADVISORY

  • Snowfall - W of Berens River, Manitoba, Canada

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Geraldton, Ontario, Canada

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • High Wind - Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • High Wind - E of Montreal, Québec, Canada

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Southern Vietnam

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Upper Midwestern, United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Eastern Malaysia

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - South Korea

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern India

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Fuego, Guatemala

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Tonga

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - Kermadec Islands region

    3 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Pavlof, United States

    4 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Severe Weather - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

    4 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Flood - Mineola, TX Region, United States

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - N of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Severe Weather - Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

    5 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 47 km NNW of Neiafu, Tonga

    5 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - south of the Kermadec Islands

    5 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Highsurf - Advisory (Hawaiian Islands)

    5 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Severe Weather - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

    5 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Winter Storm - Northwestern, United States

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Rainfall - Quebec, Québec, Canada

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Blizzard - Kuujjuarapik, Québec, Canada

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • High Wind - NE of Kuujjuarapik, Québec, Canada

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Severe Weather - Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

    9 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Landslides - Cameroon

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Severe Weather - Channel-Port aux Basques, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

    9 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Flood - W of Dasht Kaur Basin, United Arab Emirates and Oman

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Orange Basin, E of Fish River, Botswana and South Africa

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Mabaruma, Barima-Waini, Guyana

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Barcelos, North Brazil

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Tarakan, Kalimantan Timur, Indonesia

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SW of Remanso, Bahia, Brazil

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Derby, Western Australia, Australia

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NE of Samut Songkhram, Samut Songkhram, Thailand

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mekong Basin, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - Kermadec Islands region

    13 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Extreme Cold - Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous, China

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern Italy

    14 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    16 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Semeru, Indonesia

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - 106 km ENE of Amahai, Indonesia

    19 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Flood - SE of Hanjiang Xixi Basin, Philippines

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Kuantan Basin, Indonesia

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Cuyuni Basin, S of Cuyuni River, Brazil, Venezuela and Guyana

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Hari Basin, Indonesia

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Parana Basin, Paraguay and Cuiaba Rivers, Brazil and Bolivia

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Karachi, Baluchistan and Sind, Pakistan

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Tucupita, Delta Amacuro, Venezuela

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Medan, Aceh and Sumatera Utara, Indonesia

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Cholera - Haiti

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NE of Kinabatangan Basin, Philippines

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Pannawonica, Western Australia, Australia

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Hanggin Houqi, Nei Mongol and Ningxia Hui, China

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Irrawaddy Basin, SE of Irrawaddy River, India and Myanmar

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Aral Sea Basin, Southern Asia and Central Asia

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Baoding, Hebei, China

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Atrek Basin, Western Asia, Southern Asia and Caspian Sea

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Nile Basin, Egypt

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - S of Quelimane, Nampula and Zambezia, Mozambique

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Ebola Virus - Uganda

    4 weeks ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Oum Hadjer, Batha, Chad

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Changuinola Basin, Costa Rica and Panama

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Volta Basin, W of White Volta River, Ghana and Togo

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Limbe, Sud-Ouest, Cameroon

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - S of San Juan de Nicaragua, Río San Juan, Nicaragua

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Puelo Basin, Puelo and Manso Rivers, Argentina and Chile

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - United Kingdom

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.9 - 274 km SSW of Lajes das Flores, Portugal

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Storms - South Island, New Zealand

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southeastern Paraguay

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Sri Lanka

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Alaid, Russia

    3 days ago ADVISORY

  • Drought - Eastern Africa

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Santa Maria, Guatemala

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Merapi, Indonesia

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northwestern United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Federated States of Micronesia

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Tuvalu

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drinking Water - NW of North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada

    1 week ago ADVISORY

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Latin America/Caribbean

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Asia Pacific

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - North America

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Middle East

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Africa

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Europe

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Ebola Virus - Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Hawaii

    7 months ago WARNING

March 10, 2015

Tropical Cyclone Pam formed in the South Pacific Ocean on Monday, March 9, and is approaching the islands of Vanuatu with heavy rainfall and severe winds. The current track for TC Pam takes the building system dangerously close to the islands, potentially also affecting some areas of the Solomon Islands and Fiji. The Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) predicts that Pam will become increasingly powerful and strengthening into a dangerous category five tropical cyclone on the Saffir-Simpson wind scale. Meanwhile, NASA offers photos and graphics showing the extent of the cyclone in relation to the islands in the South Pacific.

As of Wednesday, March 11 (local time), the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-Hazards Department’s (VMGD), issued its first tropical cyclone warning for the provinces of Torba, Sanma, Penama and Malampa, expecting damaging gale-force winds, heavy rainfall, and very rough seas with heavy swells late in the day and into the night (local time). In the next 24 to 36 hours, these powerful winds are expected to affect both Tafea Province and the capital (and area of most concentrated population), Port Vila, in Shefa Province. Additionally, coastal flooding is expected in the northern provinces. The Government of Vanuatu advises residents in these provinces to listen to all radio broadcasts for the latest information on TC Pam.

In the Solomon Islands, the Meteorological Service Division has also issued a tropical cyclone warning for Temotu, Malaita, and Makira province. The Fiji Meteorological Service weather bulletin includes a strong-wind warning for land areas of Yasawa and Mamanuca Group, Vanua Levu, Taveuni and nearby smaller islands, and for the land and water areas of Rotuma.

For more information on Tropical Cyclone Pam:
• View the most recent forecast by JTWC,
• Visit the Vanuatu Meteorological Services website,
• Visit the Solomon Islands Meteorological Service Division website, and
• Visit the Fiji Meteorological Service website.

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