Overall Green alert Tropical Cyclone for SHANSHAN-18
in Japan

Event summary

Tropical Cyclone SHANSHAN-18 can have a low humanitarian impact based on the maximum sustained wind speed, exposed population and vulnerability.

GDACS ID TC 1000478
From - To 02 Aug - 09 Aug
Exposed countries Japan
Exposed population 2.3 million in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed 176 km/h Category 2
Maximum storm surge 0.6 m (08 Aug 21:00 UTC)
Vulnerability Low (Japan)


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Wind Storm surge Rainfall GDACS score
GDACS 176 km/h 0.6 m n.a. 0.5
Single TC: maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge, rainfall)
HWRF 111 km/h 0.8 m n.a. 0.5
GFS 95 km/h 1.2 m n.a. 0.5
ECMWF 78 km/h 1.2 m n.a. 0.5
Beta Version - All weather systems in the area: maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge, rainfall)
Maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge and rainfall) using different data sources.
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Latest media headlines

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Japan's labour crunch is reshaping how companies attract workersMon, 13 Aug 2018 10:08:00 +0200.

Japan bracing as strong typhoon heads for Tokyo. Japan is bracing for heavy rains and high winds on Wednesday as a strong typhoon is forecast to make landfall near the capital of Tokyo, the latest storm to hit Japan in recent months.Typhoon
Typhoon Yagi forces THOUSANDS to evacuate as Philippines DECIMATED by ... Sun, 12 Aug 2018 00:12:00 +0200.

He added that as a result, the city now has 13 designated evacuation centres for residents. Mr Teodoro said: “We implemented forced evacuation so they can leave while they can.” He added that rescue operations are ongoing, as floods of up t
Feed aggregatorFri, 10 Aug 2018 17:48:00 +0200.

Tropical Cyclone SHANSHAN, continued moving northward to central-northern Japan as a Typhoon. On 9 August at 0.00 UTC its centre was located over the sea approximately 115 km north-east of Tokyo area and approximately 45 km south-east of Hi
Powerful typhoon Shanshan churns towards JapanFri, 10 Aug 2018 05:20:00 +0200.

TOKYO (AFP) - A powerful typhoon was churning towards Japan on Wednesday (Aug 8), prompting the nation's weather agency to warn of heavy rain and violent winds and airlines to cancel dozens of flights. Typhoon Shanshan was expected to make

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Exposed population

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (38), (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2),