Overall Orange alert Tropical Cyclone for TAPAH-19
in Japan, Korea, Republic of, China, Russian Federation, Democratic People's Republic of

Event summary

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

GDACS ID TC 1000605
Name TAPAH-19
From - To 19 Sep - 22 Sep
Exposed countries Japan, Korea, Republic of, China, Russian Federation, Democratic People's Republic of
Exposed population No people in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed 111 km/h Tropical storm
Maximum storm surge 1.1 m (21 Sep 16:00 UTC)
Vulnerability Medium (China)


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Wind Storm surge Rainfall GDACS score
GDACS JTWC 102 km/h 1.6 m n.a. 0.5
Single TC: maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge, rainfall)
HWRF 151 km/h 5 m 546 mm 0.5
GFS 130 km/h 1.7 m 345 mm 0.5
ECMWF 112 km/h 1.6 m 331 mm 0.5
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Japan, China, South Korea - Tropical Cyclone EIGHTEEN Thu, 19 Sep 2019 12:59

  • A new Tropical Cyclone named EIGHTEEN formed over the Philippine Sea on 19 September and started moving west-northwest. On 19 September at 00:00 UTC, its centre was located approximately 500 km south-east of Ishigaki Island ( Okinawa Prefecture, Japan), with a maximum sustained winds of 46 km/h (tropical depression).
  • EIGHTEEN is forecast to move northeastward, passing close to Miyako Island (Okinawa Prefecture, Japan) on 20 September with a maximum sustained wind up to 80 km/h. It will bring heavy rain and strong winds.
  • Over the next 24 hours, heavy rainfall and strong winds are forecast over southern and central Ryukyu Islands, while heavy rain is expected over northern Philippines and northern Taiwan.
Japan, China, South Korea - Tropical Cyclone TAPAH (ECHO 20 Sep 2019)Fri, 20 Sep 2019 13:07

  • Tropical Cyclone TAPAH is moving north-west over the Philippine Sea, strengthening. On 20 September at 0.00 UTC, its centre was 230 km south-east of Miyako Island (Okinawa Prefecture, Japan), with maximum sustained winds of 83 km/h (tropical storm).
  • TAPAH will pass east of Miyako Island on 20 September, with maximum sustained winds up to 95 km/h. 
  • Over the next 24 hours, heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge are forecast over Ryukyu and southern Kyushu Islands (Japan). A red warning is in effect for high waves. Heavy rain is expected over northern Taiwan.
Japan, South Korea - Tropical Cyclone TAPAH (ECHO 23 Sep 2019)Mon, 23 Sep 2019 13:08

  • Tropical Cyclone TAPAH passed over the Japan Sea between northern Kyushu (Japan) and southern South Korea on 22 September as a Tropical Storm. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), on 23 September at 0.00 UTC, its centre was located offshore, approximately 225 km north of Fukui City (Fukui Prefecture, central Honshu).
  • According to media, 21 people were injured across Okinawa and Miyazaki Prefectures and regional authorities have issued evacuation advisories for more than 2,000 people. In addition, media report more than 400 flights canceled, several railway disruptions and power outages that affected around 28,500 buildings.
  • On the forecast track, TAPAH is expected to continue moving north-east over the Japan Sea, weakening and dissipating on 23 September.
  • JMA has issued a red warning for storm and high waves over coastal Prefectures of central and northern Honshu. Moderate rainfall to locally heavy rainfall is forecast for the area over the next 24 hours.
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In this Sept. 22, 2019, photo, traffic road is blocked by trees as typhoon Tapah approaches in Busan, South Korea. (Cha Keun-ho/Yonhap via AP) Seoul, South Korea (AP) — A powerful typhoon battered southern South Korea, injuring 30 people an
At Least 30 Injured in Japan due to Powerful Tropical StormTue, 24 Sep 2019 05:27:00 +0200.

TOKYO – Tropical storm Tapah has damaged several houses in parts of Japan, leaving at least 30 people injured, public broadcaster NHK reported on Monday. But the severe tropical storm Tapah has now turned to a low pressure system even as it

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