The cyclone season in the Pacific is usually between October and May, but cyclones can occur at other times. Even small tropical storms can develop into major cyclones causing extreme damage to infrastructure. This can cut off communications and access to transportation, emergency assistance, medical care, and food and water.
The French Pacific can also be affected by adverse weather and cyclones. The “climate and natural disasters” section of Australia's travel advice for New Caledonia contains information on the local cyclone warning system as well as links to the websites (in French) of local authorities. Subscribe for advice updates on Smartraveller. Canada's travel advice for New Caledonia also provides information to Canadian citizens.
Be cyclone aware and ready!