New Zealand High Commission Port Vila, Vanuatu

Vanuatu Meteorological Service tropical cyclone warning for TC Jasmine

The Vanuatu Meteorological Service has issued a tropical cyclone warning for Tropical Cyclone Jasmine.

It forecasts that the system is expected to intensify as it tracks east towards Vanuatu. Hurricane force winds, heavy rain and high seas are anticipated.

All New Zealand and British citizens located in Vanuatu are advised to prepare themselves in the event of a tropical cyclone.

For advice on what to do, and to review Vanuatu's Cyclone Safety Procedures, please refer to pages 20-25 of the Vanuatu phone book.

Stay tuned to local radio to receive updated Meteorological Service bulletins.

For updated Meteorological Service bulletins, tune in to:

FM Radio:

5.45am-10.15pm:

98.0 MHz for Port Vila

98.5 MHz for Santo

Medium Wave Radio:

5.45am-10.15pm

1125 KHz

Short Wave Radio:

5.45am - 10.00am:

3945KHZ

9.00am-6.00pm:

7260KHz

5.00am-10.15pm:

3945KHz

Cyclone Alert information will also be broadcasted on Radio New Zealand and Radio Australia.

You can also receive updated cyclone bulletins via the Meteorological Service website:

http://www.meteo.gov.vu/TropicalCyclones

Key contact phone numbers include:

New Zealand High Commission: +678 22933

Vanuatu Meteorological Service: +678 22331

Vanuatu National Disaster Management Office: +678 26570

Vanuatu Police - Port Vila: +678 22222

Vanuatu Police - Santo: +678 36222

Vanuatu Fire Service - Port Vila: +678 22333

Vanuatu Fire Service - Santo: +678 36333

Please note, the New Zealand High Commission does not anticipate sending out further correspondence on the progress of Cyclone Jasmine. For all further updates, please stay tuned to Vanuatu Meteorological Service bulletins.

 

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