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Overall Green Tropical Cyclone alert for GERT-17 on 13 Aug 2017 03:00 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary

Summary

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The map shows the accumulated precipitation along the cyclone's track. Yellow area is > 100mm; Red area is > 300mm; Blue area is > 500mm. The accumulated rainfall is calculated based on the Tropical Rainfall Potential of NOAA/NESDIS. The eTRaP is a simple ensemble whose members are the 6-hourly totals from the single-orbit TRaPs, which are rainfall estimates from passive microwave remote sensing. Rain map with eTraP data. (Source: JRC) Storm surge maximum height. (Source: JRC)

Tropical Cyclone GERT-17 can have a low humanitarian impact based on the Maximum sustained wind speed and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Updated: this report is based on advisory number 19.

  • Tropical Cyclone Hurricane/Typhoon > 74 mph (maximum wind speed of 157 km/h)
  • on 13 Aug 2017 03:00 UTC
  • Population affected by Category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 0
  • inserted at 17 Aug 2017 12:48:48 UTC

Extreme Rain

Potential rainfall is calculated based on rainfall observed by several microwave satellite sensors.

The image shows the total rainfall accumulation associated with the cyclone.

Storm surge

The maximum Storm surge height is  0.2m in Public Landing, United States. This height is estimated for 16 Aug 2017 04:00:00.

References

Known identifiers for this event: AL082017 (NOAAid)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 469 | About casualties: 2 | Last hour: 0

GALE FORCE GERT Here's the lowdown on Hurricane Gert - and what it means for the weather in the UK
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:18:00 +0200   thesun (en)

Hurricane Gert was detected miles off the US east coast, heading into the open Atlantic on August 16 What is Hurricane Gert? Hurricane Gert is a weather system moving across the Atlantic that has gained strength from the warm tropical waters. Typical for this time of year, the hurricane is currently....

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Tipperary warned to brace itself for aftermath of Hurricane Gert
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:18:00 +0200   tipperarystar (en)

Tipperary has been warned to brace itself for torrential downpours as it feels the effects of the tailend of Hurricane Gert this week. With heavy rain overnight on Sunday and into this Monday morning leading to spot flooding, the forecast is for more of the same. A Yellow Rain Warning is scheduled to remain in place for most of this week.

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GERT YOUR SHORTS READY Parts of UK set to bake in 28C sunshine this week as Hurricane Gert brings in warm weather SEPTEMBER is set to be 'very warm' according to the Met office
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 07:38:00 +0200   thesun (en)

PARTS of Britain are set to bake in 28C sunshine this week as Hurricane Gert brings in warm weather as forecasters predict a glorious Indian summer. The Met Office also says there is a 55 per cent chance September could be “very warm” in its three-month forecast. Hurricane Gert is bringing some hot weather our way.

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Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EMM (1), JRC (122), BOM (1), JTWC (1), (1), NASA (1), NOAA (3), OCHA (1), TRMM (1), Unisys (1),

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