Worlddata.info

Cyclones in Tuvalu

Cyclones occur rarely in Tuvalu. On average, they happen about once per year.

The typical cyclone season depends on the summer monsoon. In the months before (May to June) and after (October to November), the most severe storms occur.

Tuvalu has certainly been affected by the foothills of several cyclones, but during the past 12 months no cyclone reached the inhabited areas on land.

The most severe natural disasters worldwide


Back to overview: Tuvalu

Current satellite image of the south-east Pacific

 
Move the timeline below the image to see previous shots.
21.05.2022 © CIMSS University of Wisconsin-Madison

Most violent cyclones in Tuvalu since 2018

Bina: 30th January to 1st February 2021

Wind speed:
max. 83 km/h
Diameter:
max. 111 km
Air pressure:
below 991 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The cyclone did not make direct landfall. On January 31st, 2021 at 6:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 626 km southeast of Tanrake Village in Nui.

Tino: 15th to 20th January 2020

Wind speed:
max. 157 km/h
Diameter:
max. 278 km
Air pressure:
below 956 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 2
The cyclone did not make direct landfall. On January 16th, 2020 at 6:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 495 km southeast of Savave Village in Nukufetau.

Sarai: 24th December 2019 to 2nd January 2020

Wind speed:
max. 139 km/h
Diameter:
max. 296 km
Air pressure:
below 971 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 1
The cyclone did not make direct landfall. On December 25th, 2019 at 12:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 210 km southeast of Tanrake Village in Nui.

Mona: 31st December 2018 to 9th January 2019

Wind speed:
max. 93 km/h
Diameter:
max. 222 km
Air pressure:
below 985 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The cyclone did not make direct landfall. On January 02nd, 2019 at 9:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 171 km southeast of Tanrake Village in Nui.


These evaluations are based on data from the National Centers for Environmental Information of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Individual data have been summarized or translated.
Natural disasters worldwideMost severe natural disasters worldwideThe most severe earthquakes, volcanos and tsunamis by region and severity
Netherlands: Public HolidaysPublic holidays in the Netherlands 2022-2026Statutory and inofficial holidays in the Netherlands for 2022 to 2026
Antarctica: ClimateClimate and temperature development in the AntarcticaA climate analysis for Antarctica incl. temperatures, humidity, rain days per month, hours of sunshine, Water temperature, Rainfalls