Tropical Cyclone Dovi

5 - 12 February 2022
Best Track of Tropical Cyclone Dovi

Summary

A tropical low formed in the northern Coral Sea on 5 February and tracked quickly eastwards into the southwest Pacific, passing to the north of New Caledonia during 7 February. The system slowed as it approached the southern parts of Vanuatu on 8 February and began to intensify. The low moved southwards and was named Tropical Cyclone Dovi by the Fiji Meteorological Service on 9 February, when it was located around 235 km south of Vila, Fiji.

Dovi tracked to the southwest passing just east of New Caledonia on 11 February at Category 2 intensity. Noumea reported wind gusts to 109 km/h and Phare Amedee 106 km/h. Dovi then intensified and peaked at Category 3 intensity as it accelerated to the south, passing west of Norfolk Island overnight 11 to 12 February. Norfolk Island experienced a maximum wind gust of 93 km/h.

Dovi weakened during 12 February and transitioned to a sub-tropical system as it approached New Zealand.

Note: Dovi did not occur in the Australian region but is summarised because of its impact on Norfolk Island.

**All information relating to intensity and track is preliminary information based on operational estimates and subject to change following post analysis.**

Extreme values during event (estimated)

Note that these values may be changed on the receipt of later information


Maximum Category: 3
Maximum sustained wind speed: 155 km/h
Maximum wind gust: 220 km/h
Lowest central pressure: 951 hPa