Overall Green alert Tropical Cyclone for DAMIEN-20
in Australia

Event summary

Tropical Cyclone DAMIEN-20 can have a low humanitarian impact based on the maximum sustained wind speed, exposed population and vulnerability.

GDACS ID TC 1000652
Name DAMIEN-20
From - To 06 Feb - 08 Feb
Exposed countries Australia
Exposed population 30 thousand in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed 176 km/h, Category 2
Maximum storm surge 1.8 m (08 Feb 08:00 UTC)
Vulnerability Low (Australia)

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+ Wind Storm surge Rainfall GDACS score
GDACS 176 km/h 1.8 m n.a. 0.5
Single TC: maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge, rainfall)
HWRF 180 km/h 3 m 650 mm 0.5
GFS 155 km/h 2.6 m 385 mm 0.5
ECMWF 133 km/h 2.4 m 550 mm 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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Australia - Tropical Cyclone DAMIEN update (ECHO 07 Feb 2020)Fri, 07 Feb 2020 11:01

  • Tropical Cyclone DAMIEN continued west-southwest off the Pilbara Coast of Western Australia. On 7 February at 0.00 UTC, its centre was approximately 310 km north of Karratha Town, with maximum sustained winds of 110 km/h (tropical storm).
  • DAMIEN is expected to make landfall over Karratha and Dampier Towns area on 8 February, with maximum sustained winds up to 175 km/h.
  • Residents in Karratha, Dampier, Wickham, Cossack, Roebourne and Point Sampson have been told to relocate by the authorities and a number of schools have been preventively closed.
  • Over the nerxt 48 hours, heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge are forecast over the Pilbara Coast. The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has issued a warning for gales across the area over the next 24 hours.
Australia - Tropical Cyclone FOURTEEN (ECHO 06 Feb 2020)Thu, 06 Feb 2020 11:03

  • Tropical Cyclone FOURTEEN formed over south-eastern Indian Ocean on 5 February. On 6 February its centre was located approximately 200 km north-west of Broome Town (Kimberley Region, Western Australia State), with maximum sustained winds of 65 km/h (tropical storm).
  • FOURTEEN is forecast to continue west-southwest before turning south, making landfall on 8 February over the northern coast of Pilbara Region (Western Australia).
  • The Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology issued an alert for gales across the northern coastal area between Wallal Downs to Onslow Town, and a flood watch for the Regions of Pilbara, Gascoyne, and north and west Kimberley.
  • Over the next 48 hours, strong winds and heavy rain are forecast across the north-west Western Australia (including Pilbara, northern Gascoyne and western Kimberley).
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