Tropical Cyclone Rita

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Community Threat Past Cyclone Details
  Warning Zone - Gales within 24 hours
  Advisory Zone - Gales from 24 to 48 hours
  Past Location and Intensity Number
  Past Track and Movement
Current Cyclone Details Forecast Cyclone Details
(up to 72 hours from time of issue)
  Current Location and Intensity Number
  Very Destructive Winds
  Destructive Winds
  Gale Force Winds
  Forecast Location and Intensity Number
  Very Destructive Wind Boundary
  Destructive Wind Boundary
  Gale Force Wind Boundary
  Most Likely Future Track
  Range of Likely Tracks

The forecast path shown above is VMGD's best estimate of the cyclone's future movement and intensity. There is always some uncertainty associated with tropical cyclone forecasting and the grey zone indicates the range of likely tracks.

Due to the uncertainty in the future movement, the indicated winds will almost certainly extend to regions outside the rings on this map. The extent of the warning & watch zones reflects this.


Very rough to phenomenal seas with heavy to phenomenal swells are expected over northern waters. People, including sea going vessels are strongly advised not to go out to sea until the system has moved out of the area. Rainfalls will become heavy with flash flooding over low lying areas and areas close to the river banks,
including coastal flooding are also expected to affect these provinces. The marine strong wind warning is current for all Vanuatu coastal waters, while High seas warning for northern open waters is also current.

Name:  Severe Tropical Cyclone RITA


 Time (VUT)Intensity CategoryLatitude
(decimal deg.)
(decimal deg.)
Estimated Position
Accuracy (km)
0hr 5 am November 26 3 13.5S 170.0E 75
+6hr 11 am November 26 2 13.9S 170.1E 75
+12hr 5 pm November 26 2 14.2S 170.1E 75
+18hr 11 pm November 26 2 14.5S 170.1E 75
+24hr 5 am November 27 2 14.8S 170.1E 75
+36hr 5 pm November 27 2 15.4S 169.9E 95
+48hr 5 am November 28 1 15.6S 169.6E 95
+60hr 5 pm November 28 1 15.7S 169.1E 110
+72hr 5 am November 29 1 15.7S 168.8E 110

The next Forecast Track Map will be issued by 9:00 am VUT Tuesday

01-NDMO Vanuatu TC Rita Situation Report 27th November 2019
01-NDMO Vanuatu TC Rita Situation Report 27th November 2019
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