cyclone season

Pacific populations have been urged to remain vigilant at all times and take heed of the correct information and warnings from their National Meteorological offices as the region trudges through the remaining months of the cyclone season.

The reminder comes from the Pacific Meteorological Desk at SPREP at the beginning of 2022, following some recent extreme weather events in the region. Cyclone Cody, which hit Fiji, Cyclone Ruby, which affected New Caledonia, and two other cyclones, were among nine to twelve tropical cyclones predicted and released in the ninth Pacific Islands Climate Outlook Forum (PICOF 9) last year for the region. It was predicted that three or more of these cyclones could develop into severe tropical cyclones.

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