Overall Green alert Tropical Cyclone for HIKAA-19
in Oman, Saudi Arabia

Impact

Tropical Cyclone HIKAA-19 can have a low humanitarian impact based on the maximum sustained wind speed,exposed population and vulnerability.

Meteorological source GDACS (JTWC)
Exposed countries Oman, Saudi Arabia
Exposed population 2 thousand in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed 157 km/h
Maximum storm surge 0.7 m (24 Sep 21:00 UTC)
Vulnerability Medium (Oman)

GDACS Score

GDACS alert score for Tropical Cyclones is 0.5 (GREEN Alert), 1.5 (ORANGE Alert), 2.5 (RED Alert)
For more info on GDACS alert score click here.
  Wind Storm surge Rainfall GDACS score
GDACS Current 83 km/h 0.7 m n.a. 0.5
GDACS Overall 157 km/h 0.7 m n.a. 0.5

Maximum winds, storm surge, rainfall (Current: over the next 72 h, Overall: entire TC track)

Wind

83 km/h Current

Up to 41000 people in Tropical storm (see SSHS)

Impact Timeline

Alert Date (UTC) Max Winds (km/h) Population in
Tropical Storm
Population in
Cat. 1 or higher
Countries
Green 1 22 Sep 2019 18:00 74 30 thousand No people Oman, Saudi Arabia
Green 2 23 Sep 2019 00:00 83 40 thousand No people Oman, Saudi Arabia

Bulletin Timeline

Alert Date (UTC) Category Max winds
(km/h)
Population in
Tropical Storm
Population in
Cat.1 or higher
Location (lat, lon) Countries
GREEN
1 22 Sep 2019 18:00 Tropical storm 65 no people no people 20.5, 67.2
GREEN
2 23 Sep 2019 00:00 Tropical storm 83 no people no people 20.3, 65.9
GREEN
2 23 Sep 2019 12:00 Tropical storm 83 no people no people 20.3, 63.9
GREEN
2 24 Sep 2019 00:00 Tropical storm 83 10000 people no people 20.3, 61.8 Oman
GREEN
2 24 Sep 2019 12:00 Tropical storm 74 28000 people no people 20.1, 59.4 Oman
GREEN
2 25 Sep 2019 00:00 Tropical storm 65 21000 people no people 19.8, 57.1 Oman
GREEN
2 26 Sep 2019 00:00 Tropical depression 56 no people no people 19.3, 52.8 Yemen
Actual track of the current bulletin
The alert for forecast greater than 3 days is limited to Orange level.



Exposed population

Countries

Country
Oman
Saudi Arabia

Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Ash Sharqiyah Oman -
Al Wusta Oman -
Zufar Oman -
Ash Sharqiyah Saudi Arabia -

Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Airports

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Masirah MSH 19 Mil. Paved Yes 10000 732 km
Haima 122 Civ. Unpaved No 5400 1006 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Duwwah Oman 734 km
Al Khaluf Oman 818 km

Rainfall

Rainfall accumulation of the past 24h, as detected by the Global Precipitation Measurement mission of NASA. For more information, see https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/GPM/main/index.html.

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StormSurge

0.7 m

The maximum Storm surge height is  0.7m in As Sirab, Oman. This height is estimated for 24 Sep 2019 15:00 UTC .

The JRC has developed an experimental global storm surge model, which is run after each advisory issued by the regional tropical cyclone centres. The calculations are published about 20 minutes after a new advisory is detected by GDACS. The calculations identify the populated places affected by storm surge up to three days in advance, using the forecasted track. When forecasts change, the associated storm surge changes too and alert levels may go up or down. All links, data, statistics and maps refer to the latest available calculation. If the calculation for the last advisory is not completed, the latest available calculation is shown.

Locations affected by Storm surge (21 locations). Calculation based on advisory number 9 of 24 Sep 2019 18:00:00 UTC. (Simulation using 0.5 minute resolution)

Alert Date (UTC) Name Country Storm surge height (m)
24 Sep 2019 15:00 As Sirab Oman  0.7
24 Sep 2019 15:00 Nafun Oman  0.6
24 Sep 2019 17:00 Filim Oman  0.6
24 Sep 2019 16:00 Al Khaluf Oman  0.6
24 Sep 2019 16:00 Duqm Oman  0.4
24 Sep 2019 16:00 Al Kalban Oman  0.3
24 Sep 2019 16:00 Sur Masirah Oman  0.2
24 Sep 2019 16:00 Mursays Oman  0.2
24 Sep 2019 10:00 Dawwah Oman  0.2
24 Sep 2019 10:00 Dafiyat Oman  0.2
24 Sep 2019 16:00 Shuwayr Oman  0.2
24 Sep 2019 08:00 Shiinzi Oman  0.1
24 Sep 2019 10:00 'Urf Oman  0.1
24 Sep 2019 09:00 Dhuwwah Oman  0.1
24 Sep 2019 17:00 Maghilah Oman  0.1
24 Sep 2019 10:00 Hiql Oman  0.1
23 Sep 2019 06:00 Asarsa India  0.1
23 Sep 2019 06:00 Tankari India  0.1
23 Sep 2019 06:00 Kambhat India  0.1
23 Sep 2019 06:00 Kavi India  0.1
23 Sep 2019 06:00 Sarod India  0.1