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Overall Green Tropical Cyclone alert for EMERAUDE-16 from 15 Mar 2016 18:00 UTC to 22 Mar 2016 06:00 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary


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) Storm surge maximum height. (Source: JRC)

Tropical Cyclone EMERAUDE-16 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 14.

  • Tropical Cyclone Tropical Depression (maximum wind speed of 213 km/h)
  • from 15 Mar 2016 18:00 UTC to 22 Mar 2016 06:00 UTC
  • Population affected by Category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 0
  • inserted at 22 Mar 2016 08:57:07 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

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Known identifiers for this event: (JTCWid) (JTWCid)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 199 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

La forte tempête tropicale Emeraude à 3 470 km
Sat, 19 Mar 2016 04:51:00 +0100   clicanoo (fr)

La forte temp�te tropicale Emeraude se trouvait ce samedi matin � 4 heures par 10.8 degr�s Sud et 86.5 degr�s Est, soit � 3 470 kilom�tres � l’Est-Nord-Est de La R�union. Elle se d�place vers l’Est-Sud-Est � une vitesse de 13 km/h. Voici les intensit�s et positions pr�vues de ce syst�me....

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Emeraude baisse en intensité
Fri, 18 Mar 2016 18:37:00 +0100   clicanoo (fr)

Emeraude continue de perdre en intensit�. En quelques heures, il est pass� du stade de cyclone tr�s intense au stade de forte temp�te tropicale. A 10 heures, elle se trouvait � plus de 3300 kilom�tres � l’Est-Nord-Est de La R�union, se d�placant � 7 km/h en direction de l’Est-Nord-Est.

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NASA sees heavy rain in Tropical Cyclone Emeraude
Fri, 18 Mar 2016 17:02:00 +0100   phys (en)

On March 16 GPM measured rainfall just northwest of Emeraude's eye falling at a rate of over 209 mm (8.2 inches) per hour. The powerful thunderstorms that were creating that heavy rain reached altitudes above 15.7 km (9.7 miles). Credit: NASA/JAXA/SSAI, Hal Pierce.

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EMM (1), JRC (68), BOM (1), JTWC (1), (1), NASA (1), NOAA (3), OCHA (1), TRMM (1), Unisys (1),

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