The Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-Hazards Department (VMGD) has issued a revised version of the Vanuatu Tropical Cyclone Tracking Map.
The updated version has the following features:
• The coordinate of numbers and letters on the Map are now placed outside of the Vanuatu area for better coordination.
• Letter “O” and Number “13” are added to the Map
Each coordinate on the Latitude and Longitude has been label.
• Timing on the colour alerts issued by NDMO have changed. Blue Alert is now 48 hours, Yellow Alert is now 36 hours and Red Alert is now 24 hours.
• VMGD Toll Free number 116 is added to the contact listing.
The new features in the update version were the results of ongoing feedbacks from users. Tropical Cyclone position (Letters/Numbers) for the 2020/2021 Tropical Cyclone Season and onward will be based on this version.
The Tracking Map is not to be altered in any way or form. VMGD is in the process of distributing the new version throughout the country.
Each province will receive over a thousand copies to distribute and also make duplicated copies so that everyone received a copy of the Vanuatu Cyclone Tracking Map in time and ready for the 2020/2021 TC Season.
VMGD requests everyone to distribute the updated version of the Vanuatu Tropical Cyclone Tracking Map.