Overall Orange alert Tropical Cyclone for PODUL-19
in Viet Nam, Laos, Thailand, China, Philippines

Event summary

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

GDACS ID TC 1000589
Name PODUL-19
From - To 26 Aug - 29 Aug
Exposed countries Viet Nam, Laos, Thailand, China, Philippines
Exposed population No people in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed 102 km/h, Tropical storm
Maximum storm surge 1.4 m (29 Aug 12:00 UTC)
Vulnerability High (Vietnam)

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+ Wind Storm surge Rainfall GDACS score
GDACS 102 km/h 1.4 m n.a. 1.5
Single TC: maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge, rainfall)
HWRF 104 km/h 0.8 m 819 mm 0.5
GFS 90 km/h 0.9 m 597 mm 0.5
ECMWF 97 km/h 0.9 m 743 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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Philippines, China, Vietnam, Laos - Tropical Cyclone PODUL update (ECHO 30 Aug 2019)Fri, 30 Aug 2019 13:12

  • Tropical Cyclone PODUL made landfall over Quang Bình Province (central Vietnam) on 29 August, with maximum sustained winds of 55-65 km/h. On 30 August at 3.00 UTC, its centre was in mainland Thailand, approximately 175 km south-east of Vientiane (Laos), with maximum sustained winds of 60 km/h (tropical depression).
  • In China, a tornado caused 8 fatalities, damaged 115 houses, affecting more than 500 people in Danzhou (Hainan Province).
  • Over the next 24 hours, PODUL is forecast to continue inland, weakening before eventually dissipating.
  • Heavy to locally very heavy rain is forecast over central Vietnam, southern Laos and south-eastern Thailand over 30 August - 1 September.
Philippines, China, Vietnam, Laos - Tropical Cyclone PODUL update (ECHO 29 Aug 2019)Thu, 29 Aug 2019 13:11

  • Tropical Cyclone PODUL's (YANGLIU in China) centre was approximately 250 km east-southeast of Sanya City (southern Hainan) and 540 km east of Dong Hoi (central Vietnam) on 29 August at 0.00 UTC with maximum sustained winds of 65 km/h.
  • DG ECHO reports 2 fatalities, 2 injured, 3,180 displaced in 53 evacuation centres and more than 61,500 affcted across central-northern Luzon (Philippines), particularly in the Aurora Province.
  • PODUL is forecast to pass 70-80 km south of Hainan on 29 August, with maximum sustained winds of 65 km/h, before making landfall over Quang Bình Province (Vietnam) early on 30 August, with maximum sustained winds of 55 km/h.
  • Moderate to locally heavy rain, strong winds and thunderstorms are forecast over central-northern Luzon. Heavy rain is forecast over Hainan, south-central Guangdong, eastern and southern Guangxi, as well as strong winds and storm surge in southern Hainan. Heavy rain is forecast over the North Central Coast Region of Vietnam.
Philippines- Tropical Cyclone PODUL (JENNY) update (ECHO 28 Aug 2019)Wed, 28 Aug 2019 13:11

  • Tropical Cyclone PODUL (JENNY in the Philippines) made landfall over Casiguran City (Aurora Province, northern Luzon) on 27 August in the afternoon, with a maximum sustained winds of 55-60 km/h (Tropical Depression). On 28 August at 0:00 UTC, its centre was located over the South China sea, west of Luzon, approximately 1,000 km east of Hainan Island (China), with a maximum sustained winds of 64 km/h.
  • The Government of the Philippines reports two fatalities and two injured persons in Pasuquin and Laoag City (Ilocos Norte, northern Philippines).
  • PODUL is forecast to keep moving over the South China sea, approaching southern Hainan on 29 August in the afternoon, with a maximum sustained winds of 83 km/h.
  • Moderate to heavy rainfall and strong winds are forecast over central-northern Luzon and Bataan.
Philippines- Tropical Cyclone PODUL (JENNY) (ECHO 27 Aug 2019)Tue, 27 Aug 2019 13:03

  • Tropical Cyclone PODUL (named JENNY in the Philippines) formed over the western Philippine Sea on 26 August, moving west-northwest toward central-northern Luzon. On 27 August at 0.00 UTC, its centre was approximately 440 km south-east of Casiguran City (Aurora Province), with maximum sustained winds of 56 km/h (tropical depression).
  • PODUL is forecast to make landfall over northern Aurora Province on 27 August, with maximum sustained winds of 65 km/h.
  • Moderate to heavy rainfall is forecast over central and northern Luzon.
  • A tropical cyclone warning signal 2 is in effect for Isabela, Aurora, and Quirino Provinces.
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