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Severe Tropical Cyclone Funa (RSMC Nadi designation: 10F, JTWC designation: 12P) was the strongest tropical cyclone during the 2007–08 South Pacific cyclone season, causing heavy flood and wind damage to areas of Vanuatu. The third tropical cyclone and second severe tropical cyclone of the to form to the west of 160°E, Funa formed from an area of disturbed weather within the monsoon trough northeast of Vanuatu on January 16, 2008. Steadily intensifying as it moved to the east and subsequently south, Funa reached peak intensity with winds of 175 km/h (110 mph), sustained for ten minutes. However, the cyclone encountered unfavorable conditions as it progressed further south, before transitioning into an extratropical cyclone on
Cyclone Funa severely affected areas of Vanuatu, especially to the island chain's infrastructure. Regions of the coast were also inundated by sea flooding caused by strong storm surge associated with Funa. Offshore, the cruise ship ''Pacific Star'' sustained heavy damage from the cyclone's strong waves. The cyclone's remnants later caused strong winds in New Zealand, resulting in power outages and fires.
On February 15 the Regional Specialized Meteorological Center in Nadi, Fiji (RSMC Nadi) and the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), reported that a tropical depression had developed within an monsoon trough, about 700 km (435 mi) to the northeast of Port Vila on the Vanuatuan island of Efate. During that day the depression moved eastwards and gradually developed further, before as vertical windshear slackened a little, the JTWC and RSMC Nadi reported that the depression had developed into a tropical cyclone with the later naming it as Funa at 0600 UTC on February 16.〔
The cyclone then started to move eastwards and passed near the northern tip of Aurora Island, Vanuatu with wind speeds of , making Funa a category two cyclone on the Australian scale.〔 After leaving Vanuatu, Funa intensified slowly becoming a Category 3 severe Tropical cyclone on January 18 and then early the next day it reached its peak wind speeds of which is the same as a category 4 cyclone according to the Southern Pacific Cyclone Scale.〔(【引用サイトリンク】publisher=Fiji Meteorological Service )〕〔(【引用サイトリンク】publisher=Fiji Meteorological Service )〕 The JTWC measured Funa's peak winds at .〔(【引用サイトリンク】publisher=Joint Typhoon Warning Center )〕 The storm then moved into TCWC Wellington area of responsibility it started to weaken and then became extra tropical the next day with the JTWC issuing their final advisory on January 20, with TCWC Wellington downgrading it to a low later that day.〔(【引用サイトリンク】publisher=Gary Padgett )〕〔(【引用サイトリンク】publisher=Joint Typhoon Warning Center )〕
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