Update 2017-05-04: According to forecasts the cyclone Donna will hit the northern islands of Vanuatu from northern direction on Thursday (04 May), and move southbound across the islands. Wind speeds of up to 157 km/h are expected, in gusts of more than 190 km/h, equivalent to a category 2 hurricane. According to forecasts the storm will further strengthen and will affect almost all islands of Vanuatu.
The cyclone can cause uprooting of trees and damage roofing material. A storm tide of up to 2.5 meter above average is possible. Due to heavy rainfalls and rise of water level, coastal flooding and local inland flooding (and landslides) can be expected. Inhabitants of coastal regions and low-lying areas are advised to take shelter.
2017-05-02: According to reports from Tuesday (02 May) a low pressure area located east of Vanuatu is expected to develop into a tropical storm in the next 24 hours. Heavy rainfall has already been reported.
Floods, strong winds and landslides are possible. Further heavy rainfall and local traffic disruptions are to be expected. Travellers should exercise caution, in particular near riverbeds and mountain slopes and follow instructions by local authorities.