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Overall Green alert Tropical Cyclone for FRANCES-17
from 27 Apr 2017 00:00 UTC to 30 Apr 2017 00:00 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary


Tropical Cyclone FRANCES-17 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 7: (02 May 2017 08:14).

  • Tropical Cyclone Tropical Storm (maximum wind speed of 130 km/h)
  • from 27 Apr 2017 00:00 UTC to 30 Apr 2017 00:00 UTC
  • Population affected by Category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 0
  • inserted at 30 Apr 2017 00:18:23 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 maximum Storm surge height is  0.2m in Kollan I, Australia. This height is estimated for 29 Apr 2017 21:00:00.


Known identifiers for this event: SH172017 (JTWCid)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 4 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

NASA Sees Formation of Tropical Storm Frances Near Darwin
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:31:00 +0200   sciencenewsline (en)

On April 27 at 04:50 UTC (12:50 a.m. EDT), the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer or MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured a visible image of Tropical Cyclone Frances. Frances appeared somewhat elongated. At 04:47 UTC (12:47 a.m.

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EMM (1), JRC (154), BOM (1), JTWC (1), (1), NASA (1), NOAA (3), OCHA (1), TRMM (1), Unisys (1), ECMWF (4), HWRF (1), GFS (1), INFORM (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.