Close-up of a flooded river. Credit: Tomasz Zajda

Tropical Cyclone Jasmine between Vanuatu & New Caledonia

7 February 2012 23:00 UTC

Close-up of a flooded river. Credit: Tomasz Zajda
Close-up of a flooded river. Credit: Tomasz Zajda

Tropical Cyclone Jasmine between the Pacific islands of Vanuatu and New Caledonia, with wind speeds of approx 185 km/h (115 mph).

Last Updated

05 May 2023

Published on

07 February 2012

Severe Tropical Cyclone Jasmine was a powerful and long-lived annular tropical cyclone that affected several countries, particularly Vanuatu and Tonga, over 16 days. The system was the second cyclone and the only severe tropical cyclone of the relatively quiet 2011–12 South Pacific cyclone season.

Jasmine caused heavy rains and flooding in parts of Australia, Tonga and the Solomon Islands. In Vanuatu, gale-force winds caused damage to crops, houses and water systems.

 

Cyclone Jasmine heads between Vanuatu and New Caledonia