Overall Green alert Tropical Cyclone for MARCUS-18
in Australia

Event summary

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

GDACS ID TC 1000442
Name MARCUS-18
From - To 15 Mar - 24 Mar
Exposed countries Australia
Exposed population No people in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed 259 km/h, Category 5
Maximum storm surge 0.9 m (25 Mar 05:00 UTC)
Vulnerability Low (Australia)


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  Wind Storm surge Rainfall GDACS score
GDACS 259 km/h 0.9 m n.a. 0.5
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 26 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

Predicting cyclone damage and what's wrong with the current categoriesMon, 26 Mar 2018 22:02:00 +0200.

But the categories are not the same all over the world. A category one tropical cyclone in Australia is not the same as a category one hurricane in the US, which is not necessarily the same as a typhoon crashing into the Philippines. Most p
NASA Eyes Powerful Tropical Cyclone MarcusFri, 23 Mar 2018 14:29:00 +0100.

While a Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale, NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over Tropical Cyclone Marcus in the Southern Indian Ocean. On March 22, 2018 2:30 a.m. EDT (06:30 UTC) the Visible Infrared Imag
NASA eyes powerful Tropical Cyclone MarcusThu, 22 Mar 2018 20:40:00 +0100.

IMAGE: On March 22 at 2:30 a.m. EDT (06:30 UTC) NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured this visible image of Tropical Cyclone Marcus off Western Australia. Credit: NOAA/NASA Goddard Rapid Response Team. While a Category 4 hurricane on th
NASA Finds Major Tropical Cyclone Marcus Getting StrongerThu, 22 Mar 2018 05:40:00 +0100.

Now a Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, Tropical Cyclone Marcus continues to strengthen as it moves south and keeps off-shore from Western Australia. NASA's Terra satellite looked at Marcus in infrared light a

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (61), (2), BOM (1), JTWC (1), NASA (1), NOAA (2), OCHA (1), TRMM (1), Unisys (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2),