Ahead of the cyclone season formally starting, the Fiji Meteorological Service (FMS), Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BoM), New Zealand's MetService and National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) and various other Pacific Meteorological services, all contributed towards the Island Climate Update tropical cyclone outlook that was released during October 2019. As Tropical Cyclone Uesi continues to move south, it should pass close to the north of New Caledonia's Grande-Terre Island on Tuesday night or Wednesday, most likely as a category two system. Cyclone Uesi is currently a category 3 storm located just to the north of New Caledonia. Category 3 storms can have winds of around 200km/h. Tropical Cyclone Uesi has formed 1400km off the Queensland coast and will send large swells and heavy rains from as early as Thursday. The latest update from the Fiji Meteorological Service shows Cyclone Uesi weakening into a Category 2 storm today then a Category 1 system tomorrow, before becoming a low pressure system on Friday. On Feb. 10, the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-Hazards Department (VMGD), in Port Vila issued an update on Uesi. The predicted track of Tropical Cyclone Uesi is towards New Caledonia. Last Update - February 10, 2020. The New South Wales coastline is set to be battered by heavy rain and thunderstorms, with ex-tropical cyclone Uesi causing powerful surf and very dangerous conditions over the weekend. News Item Content. Winds close to the center of the system were estimated near 55 mph (90 kph/50 knots) and Uesi … According to Meteo-France, weather is likely to deteriorate in northern New Caledonia between now and Wednesday and a coastal crossing on the islands of Belep or Grand Terre can't be ruled out. Vanuatu, which lies north east of New Caledonia, had been experiencing heavy rain and strong winds from a tropical low which has now developed and intensified into a Category Two Cyclone Uesi. It won't reach the Australian coast, but Tropical Cyclone Uesi will make its presence felt with some heavy swells in southern Queensland and New South Wales from Thursday. Currently, Tropical Cyclone Uesi is at "severe category 3" status and heading towards New Caledonia. Image (c) Fiji Met Service. At 7 a.m. EST (11 p.m. Vanuatu local time), Tropical Cyclone Uesi was located at latitude 17.6 degrees south and longitude 162.4 east, about 348 miles (560 km) west southwest of Malekula.