At 5:00pm local time, Severe Tropical Cyclone Ula (941 hPa) Category 4 was located at 20.4 degrees South 170.7 degrees East, about 95km east southeast of Aneityum and 180 KM east southeast of Tanna. Severe Tropical Cyclone Ula has moved in a southwest direction at 13 KM/HR in the past 3 hours. Winds close to the center are estimated at 165 km/hr and continue to intensify. Expected position of the system in the next 6 hours will be near 21.4 degrees South 170.2 degrees East. Damaging Gale force winds of 65 to 75 km/hr will continue to affect TAFEA province today.

Forecast Positions Date and Time Position Intensity +06 hours (11pm, 10 Jan)20.8S, 170.4E90 KTS (165 KM/HR) +12 hours (5am, 11 Jan) 21.4S, 170.2E90 KTS (165 KM/HR) +18 hours (11am, 11 Jan)22.0S, 170.1E90 KTS (165 KM/HR) +24 hours (5pm, 11 Jan) 22.7S, 170.2E80 KTS (150 KM/HR) +36 hours (5am, 12 Jan) 24.1S, 170.6E60 KTS (110 KM/HR) +48 hours (5pm, 12 Jan) 25.5S, 171.4E40 KTS (75 KM/HR)

Heavy rain and possible flooding in low lying areas and areas close to the river banks including coastal flooding are expected over TAFEA province. Very rough to phenomenal seas with heavy swells are also expected.

The Vanuatu National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) advises that RED Alert is still in effect for TAFEA province. Vanuatu Red Cross is urging people in TAFEA Province to move to safe shelter immediately, ensuring they take with them an emergency kit/supplies and that any elderly or disabled neighbours and/or family are accounted for. They should also listen for updated via radio broadcasts where possible.

Vanuatu Red Cross staff and volunteers are on standby with relief supplies in place should they be required.

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Tropikol Saeklon Woning Namba 10 lo Sevea Tropikol Saeklon Ula we i kamaot lo Vanuatu Meteorology mo Geo-Hazards Department, Port Vila lo 6:04pm VUT Sunday 10 January 2016. Lo 5:00pm lokal taem, Severe Tropical Cyclone Ula (941 hPa) Category 4 hemi stap lo 20.4 degrees South 170.7 degrees East. Severe Tropical Cyclone Ula oli loketem kolosao lo senta rait blo skwea leta J, namba 10 (J,10) insaed lo Vanuatu Tropikol saeklon Traking Map. Hemia, hemi stap 95 KM east southeast blo Aneityum mo 180 KM east southeast blo Tanna. Severe Tropical Cyclone Ula i bin muv lo southwest dareksen lo wan spid blo 13 KM/HR lo las 3 aoa we i pas. Presa lo medel blo saeklon ia hemi kolosap lo 941 hPa. Pawa blo win kolosap lo senta hemi 165 KM/HR. Sevea Tropikol saeklon Ula bai i muv i go lo 21.4 degrees South 170.2 degrees East lo nekis 06 kasem 12 aoa. Ol win we pawa blo ol i save kasem 65 igo kasem 75KM/HR oli expekted blo stap afektem TAFEA province.

Fokas Posisen Dei mo taem PosisenPawa +06 hours (11pm, 10 Jan)20.8S, 170.4E90 KTS (165 KM/HR) +12 hours (5am, 11 Jan) 21.4S, 170.2E90 KTS (165 KM/HR) +18 hours (11am, 11 Jan)22.0S, 170.1E90 KTS (165 KM/HR) +24 hours (5pm, 11 Jan) 22.7S, 170.2E80 KTS (150 KM/HR) +36 hours (5am, 12 Jan) 24.1S, 170.6E60 KTS (110 KM/HR) +48 hours (5pm, 12 Jan) 25.5S, 171.4E40 KTS (75 KM/HR)

Ol win we i save spolem mo brekem ol samting mo solwora we i raf tumas wetem ol bigfala swel i expekted blo afektem TAFEA province. Bai hevi ren tu hemi save foldaon wetem posibiliti blo flat wota i save kam antap bigwan mo ron strong