This is the consequence of the La Niña phenomenon
As predicted by scientists, New Caledonia is under water. The whole of New Caledonia is flooded. Even if there is nothing dramatic yet, the damage is significant. A small town like La Foa on the west coast received 200 millimetres of water in less than 24 hours. According to its mayor, Nicolas Metzdorf, the damage is greater than during the last cyclone. A bather even disappeared on the island of Maré, a small island located 170 kilometres from the capital Nouméa.
The quarter will be hot and humid
This kind of phenomenon is likely to happen again. According to the weather forecasting organisation (Météofrance), this is the consequence of the La Niña phenomenon which started in October 2021. It is expected to reach its peak intensity in January this year before weakening. This means that rainfall and temperatures should be above seasonal normals during the first quarter of 2022.
Map of New Caledonia
The yellow areas are where there is heavy rainfall and thunderstorms.