Vanuatu Tropical Cyclone Outlook - 2017/2018 cyclone season

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Media release from the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-hazard Department (VMGD) on the tropical cyclone outlook for the 2017/2018 cyclone season. Issued on 27 October 2017.

"Vanuatu is expected to have 1 to 3 Tropical Cyclones (TC) in 2017/2018 cyclone season. The Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-hazard Department (VMGD) appeals to the general public to prepare for this season. Possible impacts coupled with current forecast for weak La Niña event can have adverse impacts (extreme rainfall periods and strong winds), on the livelihood of our people.

The 2016-17 South Pacific tropical cyclone season (November to April) was the least active since 2011-12, and one of the quietest on record with only four cyclones occurring east of 160°E. Vanuatu experienced 2 tropical cyclones past season, TC Donna (May) and TC Cook (April)." Read the full media release for more information.

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