Polynesia – Tropical Cyclone TUNI (GDACS, WMO, Fiji Meteorological Service, Media)
Cyclone TUNI formed in the Pacific Ocean, between the Polynesian islands
of Samoa and Wallis and Futuna, on 27 November. It moved south-east, its
centre passing west and south of Samoa islands, and continued towards
Niue, maintaining its Tropical Storm intensity throughout its path.
- On 29
November, at 18.00 UTC, TUNI’s centre was located 130 km north-east of
Niue and it had maximum sustained wind speed of 65 km/h. It was forecast
to move south, passing east of Niue and weakening into a Tropical Depression
early on 30 November, before dissipating.
rainfall and strong winds affected the islands along TUNI’s path, with 83
mm of rain recorded on Tutuila island, American Samoa, and 184 mm on Niue
over 28-29 November, both within 24 h. Floods and landslides have been
reported in Samoa, although the situation has improved and roads are once
again accessible, according to media, as of 30 November.
winds are expected to continue affecting Niue on 30 November and a strong
wind warning remains there in effect.
Kenya – Severe Weather (WMO,NMS, NOAA, Media)
rain, consequent floods and landslides continue affecting several parts of
the country over the past month. Approximately 54 mm of rain were observed
in 24 h in Nyeri municipality, Central province, over 29-30 November.
- As of 30
November, media report over 20 people have died, of which 10 in Gatundu,
Kiambu county, and at least 12 in Homa Bay county. At least 14 people are
missing and about 1 000 families have been displaced in Migori county over
the past two days. In total, at least 80 people have died throughout the
country within the last month.
- Over the next 24 h rain
may still affect most parts of the country with possibly heavy rain affecting
the northern parts.