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Overall Green Tropical Cyclone alert for ALBERTO-12 from 19 May 2012 21:00 UTC to 22 May 2012 15:00 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary


Interactive map: Open The map shows the accumulated precipitation along the cyclone's track. Yellow area is > 100mm; Red area is > 300mm; Blue area is > 500mm. The accumulated rainfall is calculated based on the Tropical Rainfall Potential of NOAA/NESDIS. The eTRaP is a simple ensemble whose members are the 6-hourly totals from the single-orbit TRaPs, which are rainfall estimates from passive microwave remote sensing. Rain map with eTraP data. (Source: JRC)

Tropical Cyclone ALBERTO-12 can have a low humanitarian impact based on the Maximum sustained wind speed and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Updated: this report is based on advisory number 12.

  • Tropical Cyclone Tropical Depression (maximum wind speed of 83 km/h)
  • from 19 May 2012 21:00 UTC to 22 May 2012 15:00 UTC
  • Population affected by Category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 0
  • inserted at 22 May 2012 14:46:20 UTC

Extreme Rain

Potential rainfall is calculated based on rainfall observed by several microwave satellite sensors.

The image shows the total rainfall accumulation associated with the cyclone.

Storm surge

The tropical cyclone did not reach sufficient strength to cause significant storm surge.


Known identifiers for this event: al0112 (jtwcId) AL012012 (noaaId)

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EMM (1), JRC (44), (2), JTWC (3), BOM (1), NASA (1), NOAA (4), OCHA (1), TRMM (1), Unisys (1),

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Further information and official advisories can be found at the Severe Weather Information Centre of the World Meteorological Organization, by clicking on the Tropical Cyclone symbols on the world map of the site.