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Overall Green alert Tropical Cyclone for HAIKUI-17
from 09 Nov 2017 00:00 UTC to 12 Nov 2017 00:00 UTC
Storm surge for tropical cyclone HAIKUI-17

Green alert for storm surge impact in China

The JRC has developed an experimental global storm surge model, which is run after each advisory issued by the regional tropical cyclone centres. The calculations are published about 20 minutes after a new advisory is detected by GDACS. The calculations identify the populated places affected by storm surge up to three days in advance, using the forecasted track. When forecasts change, the associated storm surge changes too and alert levels may go up or down.

This report is for advisory number 13 of tropical cyclone HAIKUI-17 issued at 12 Nov 2017 0:00:00 (GDACS Event ID 1000420). However, the calculation for advisory number is not completed. Therefore, the latest available calculation is shown. All links, data, statistics and maps refer to the latest available calculation.


Current impact estimate:

  • Population affected by cyclone-strength winds (>120km/h): No people affected
  • Saffir-Simpson Category: Tropical storm
  • Maximum sustained wind speed: 83 km/h
  • The maximum Storm surge height is  0.3m in Jinhe, China. This height is estimated for 12 Nov 2017 09:00:00.


Previous calculations: see calculation for advisory number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

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Storm surge

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Storm surge maximum height
Storm surge maximum height (Source: JRC)
Storm surge animation
Storm surge animation (Source: JRC)

Affected locations

Date Name Country Storm surge height (m)
12 Nov 2017 09:00:00 Jinhe China  0.3m
12 Nov 2017 09:00:00 Wai-lo China  0.3m
12 Nov 2017 10:00:00 Huangpo China  0.3m
12 Nov 2017 10:00:00 Chiu-wu-ch'uan China  0.3m
12 Nov 2017 03:00:00 Xianmai China  0.3m
12 Nov 2017 11:00:00 Longshe China  0.2m
12 Nov 2017 12:00:00 Taiping China  0.2m
12 Nov 2017 03:00:00 Dongli China  0.2m
12 Nov 2017 03:00:00 Tung-li China  0.2m
12 Nov 2017 01:00:00 Houhu China  0.2m
12 Nov 2017 09:00:00 Huangwu China  0.2m
12 Nov 2017 09:00:00 Doulongcun China  0.2m
12 Nov 2017 09:00:00 Shaoyao China  0.2m
12 Nov 2017 09:00:00 Xingyou China  0.2m
Locations affected by Storm surge (15 of 191)
Calculation based on advisory number 9 of 11 Nov 2017 00:00:00.
(Simulation using 0.5 minute resolution)

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More information

The atmospheric forcing included in the storm surge model are the pressure drop and the wind-water friction. The effects of the short waves induced by the wind (wave setup) and the precipitations are not yet implemented in the model. The model has been validated mainly in areas of shallow water (Caribbean, Bay of Bengal). Results in other basins may be inaccurate.

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