Worlddata.info

Cyclones in Wallis and Futuna

Cyclones occur rarely in Wallis and Futuna. On average, they happen about once per year. The hardest hit region is Circonscription d'Uvéa.

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.

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

Other natural hazards in Wallis and Futuna:
Tsunamis
The most severe natural disasters worldwide


Back to overview: Wallis and Futuna

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 Wallis and Futuna since 2018

Zazu: 13th to 16th December 2020

Wind speed:
max. 100 km/h
Diameter:
max. 296 km
Air pressure:
below 985 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The cyclone did not make direct landfall. On December 14th, 2020 at 12:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 510 km southwest of Mata-Utu in Circonscription d'Uvéa.

Wasi: 20th to 23rd February 2020

Wind speed:
max. 111 km/h
Diameter:
max. 185 km
Air pressure:
below 975 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The cyclone did not make direct landfall. On February 21st, 2020 at 6:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 98 km northwest of Mata-Utu in Circonscription d'Uvéa.

Vicky: 20th to 24th February 2020

Wind speed:
max. 78 km/h
Diameter:
max. 296 km
Air pressure:
below 990 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The cyclone did not make direct landfall. On February 20th, 2020 at 12:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 199 km west of Mata-Utu in Circonscription d'Uvéa.

Pola: 25th February to 3rd March 2019

Wind speed:
max. 180 km/h
on land:
max. 50 km/h
Diameter:
max. 204 km
Air pressure:
below 950 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 3
Affected regions
Circonscription d'Uvéa

Neil: 9th to 10th February 2019

Wind speed:
max. 69 km/h
Diameter:
max. 370 km
Air pressure:
below 994 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The cyclone did not make direct landfall. On February 09th, 2019 at 12:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 296 km southwest of Alo in Circonscription d'Alo.


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
Germany: Climate Baden-WurttembergClimate: Baden-Wurttemberg, GermanyClimate and important cities in Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany incl. temperatures, humidity, Rain days, hours of sunshine, Water temperature
Brazil: Population growthPopulation growth in BrazilPopulation growth of the last 60 years in Brazil compared to the global average