Overall Red alert Tropical Cyclone for MANGKHUT-18
in China, Philippines, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands

Event summary

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

GDACS ID TC 1000498
Glide number: TC-2018-000152-CHN
From - To 07 Sep - 16 Sep
Exposed countries China, Philippines, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands
Exposed population 61.1 million in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed 287 km/h, Category 5
Maximum storm surge 2.7 m (16 Sep 09:00 UTC)
Vulnerability Medium (China)


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+ Wind Storm surge Rainfall GDACS score
GDACS 287 km/h 2.7 m n.a. 2.5
Single TC: maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge, rainfall)
HWRF 287 km/h 3.1 m n.a. 2.5
GFS 133 km/h 0.8 m n.a. 0.5
ECMWF 195 km/h 2.2 m n.a. 2.5
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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Detailed event map. European Union, 2015. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EMSR (4), UNOSAT (1), JRC (56), (2), BOM (1), JTWC (1), NASA (1), NOAA (1), OCHA (1), TRMM (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2),