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Overall Green Tropical Cyclone alert for FRED-15 from 30 Aug 2015 05:30 UTC to 31 Aug 2015 15:00 UTC
Automatic impact report for tropical cyclone FRED-15
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Current Green alert for wind impact in as of 31 Aug 2015 15:00:00 UTC

This tropical cyclone is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the storm strength and the affected population in the past and forecasted path.

Current storm status

This report is for advisory number 32 of tropical cyclone FRED-15 issued at 06 Sep 2015 21:00 UTC (GDACS Event ID 1000205, Latest episode ID: 32, inserted at 31 Aug 2015 16:38 UTC ).

Current impact estimate:

  • Population affected by Category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 0
  • Tropical Depression (maximum wind speed of 139 km/h)
  • Vulnerability of affected countries:

Impact of Extreme Wind

Cloud map
Cloud map. Track and wind-buffer map. Green area: Area that can be affected by winds of more than 64 km/h (Tropical Storm strength). Orange area: Same, for winds of more than 92 km/h. Red area: Same, for winds above 120 km/h (Hurricane or Typhoon strength) (Source: JRC)
Cloud Map Zoomed
Cloud Map Zoomed . The zoomed map on the last track. (Source: JRC)

Affected population

Up to 46000 people people can be affected by wind speeds of cyclone strength or above. In addition, <1000 people people are living in coastal areas below 5m and can therefore be affected by storm surge.

Affected provinces

Country Region Province Population
Cape Verde Cape Verde 440000 people

Affected Populated Places

Critical infrastructure

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

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft)
Santo Antao NTO unknown
Preguica SNE 204 Civ. Paved No 4500
Name LOCODE Country
Santa Lucia Island Cape Verde
Santo Antao Island Cape Verde
Preguica Cape Verde

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Event time line

The storm evolution is shown in the table below. Alert levels and population estimates are related to the area from a point to the next.

Advisory Alert color Date (UTC) Category Wind speed Wind gusts Population affected
by cyclone winds (>120km/h)
Location (lat, lon)
1
GREEN
30 Aug 2015 05:30 Tropical depression 56 km/h (34 mph) 74 km/h (46 mph) no people 12.1, -18.4
2
GREEN
30 Aug 2015 09:00 Tropical storm 65 km/h (40 mph) 83 km/h (52 mph) no people 12.4, -18.9
3
GREEN
30 Aug 2015 15:00 Tropical storm 83 km/h (52 mph) 102 km/h (63 mph) no people 13.4, -19.9
4
GREEN
30 Aug 2015 21:00 Tropical storm 102 km/h (63 mph) 120 km/h (75 mph) no people 14.4, -21.3
5
GREEN
31 Aug 2015 03:00 Tropical storm 111 km/h (69 mph) 139 km/h (86 mph) no people 15.3, -22.4
6
GREEN
31 Aug 2015 09:00 Category 1 130 km/h (80 mph) 157 km/h (98 mph) 13000 people 15.6, -22.9
7
GREEN
31 Aug 2015 15:00 Category 1 139 km/h (86 mph) 167 km/h (103 mph) 46000 people 16.4, -23.7
7
GREEN
01 Sep 2015 00:00 Category 1 130 km/h (80 mph) 157 km/h (98 mph) 23000 people 17.3, -25.1
7
GREEN
01 Sep 2015 12:00 Category 1 120 km/h (75 mph) 148 km/h (92 mph) no people 18.6, -26.9
7
GREEN
02 Sep 2015 00:00 Tropical storm 111 km/h (69 mph) 139 km/h (86 mph) no people 19.6, -28.8
7
GREEN
02 Sep 2015 12:00 Tropical storm 93 km/h (57 mph) 111 km/h (69 mph) no people 20.3, -30.6
7
GREEN
03 Sep 2015 12:00 Tropical storm 74 km/h (46 mph) 93 km/h (57 mph) no people 21.4, -33.8
7
GREEN
04 Sep 2015 12:00 Tropical depression 56 km/h (34 mph) 74 km/h (46 mph) no people 22.5, -37.5
7
GREEN
05 Sep 2015 12:00 Tropical depression 46 km/h (29 mph) 65 km/h (40 mph) no people 24, -41

Previous advisories

For accessing reports of previous advisories, please click on the advisory number in the table below.

IDAlert ColorDate (UTC)CategoryMaximum sustained
wind speed (km/h)
Population affected
by cyclone winds (>120km/h)
Affected countries
32 06 Sep 2015 21:00 Tropical depression 46 No people affected  
31 06 Sep 2015 15:00 Tropical storm 65 No people affected  
30 06 Sep 2015 09:00 Tropical storm 65 No people affected  
29 06 Sep 2015 03:00 Tropical storm 65 No people affected  
28 05 Sep 2015 21:00 Tropical storm 74 10 thousand Cape Verde
27 05 Sep 2015 15:00 Tropical storm 74 10 thousand Cape Verde
26 05 Sep 2015 09:00 Tropical storm 65 10 thousand Cape Verde
25 05 Sep 2015 03:00 Tropical storm 65 10 thousand Cape Verde
24 04 Sep 2015 21:00 Tropical depression 56 10 thousand Cape Verde
23 04 Sep 2015 15:00 Tropical depression 56 No people affected  
22 04 Sep 2015 09:00 Tropical storm 65 10 thousand Cape Verde
21 04 Sep 2015 03:00 Tropical storm 65 10 thousand Cape Verde
20 03 Sep 2015 21:00 Tropical storm 65 10 thousand Cape Verde
19 03 Sep 2015 15:00 Tropical storm 65 10 thousand Cape Verde
18 03 Sep 2015 09:00 Tropical storm 74 10 thousand Cape Verde
17 03 Sep 2015 03:00 Tropical storm 65 10 thousand Cape Verde
16 02 Sep 2015 21:00 Tropical storm 65 10 thousand Cape Verde
15 02 Sep 2015 15:00 Tropical storm 74 10 thousand Cape Verde
14 02 Sep 2015 09:00 Tropical storm 74 10 thousand Cape Verde
13 02 Sep 2015 03:00 Tropical storm 83 10 thousand Cape Verde
12 01 Sep 2015 21:00 Tropical storm 83 10 thousand Cape Verde
11 01 Sep 2015 15:00 Tropical storm 83 10 thousand Cape Verde
10 01 Sep 2015 09:00 Tropical storm 102 10 thousand Cape Verde
9 01 Sep 2015 03:00 Tropical storm 111 10 thousand Cape Verde
8 31 Aug 2015 21:00 Category 1 130 No people affected  
7 31 Aug 2015 15:00 Category 1 139 50 thousand Cape Verde
6 31 Aug 2015 09:00 Category 1 139 130 thousand Cape Verde
5 31 Aug 2015 03:00 Category 1 130 120 thousand Cape Verde
4 30 Aug 2015 21:00 Category 1 130 120 thousand Cape Verde
3 30 Aug 2015 15:00 Category 1 120 120 thousand Cape Verde
2 30 Aug 2015 09:00 Tropical storm 111 No people affected Cape Verde
1 30 Aug 2015 05:30 Tropical storm 111 No people affected Cape Verde

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About the data

The information on storm characteristics is taken from a web service provided by the Pacific Disaster Center, which processes the official advisory bulletins.

JRC calculates areas affected by high winds (wind buffers at 39, 58 and 74mph). This is done using the maximum reported wind radius (maximum of 4 quadrants) or, in case no wind radii are provided, through a regression analysis based on historical data. JRC also calculates the area affected by storm surge using HyFlux2 (hydrodynamic software).

Sources for data on critical infrastructure are: JRC NUMAS database (nuclear plants), ESRI (hydro dams, 1996), Global Discovery (airports, ports and cities).

Population data is from LandScan 2010.

Disclaimer

While we try everything to ensure accuracy, this information is purely indicative and should not be used for any decision making without alternate sources of information. The JRC is not responsible for any damage or loss resulting from the use of the information presented on this website.