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Overall Green alert Tropical Cyclone for NORU-17
in Japanfrom 20 Jul 2017 18:00 UTC to 08 Aug 2017 12:00 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary


Tropical Cyclone NORU-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 76: (08 Aug 2017 16:19).

  • Tropical Cyclone Tropical Depression (maximum wind speed of 259 km/h)
  • from 20 Jul 2017 18:00 UTC to 08 Aug 2017 12:00 UTC
  • Population affected by Category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 0
  • inserted at 08 Aug 2017 12:19:04 UTC
  • Vulnerability: Low

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  1.4m in Kozakai, Japan. This height is estimated for 07 Aug 2017 14:00:00.


Known identifiers for this event: WP072017 (JTWCid)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 299 | About casualties: 43 | Last hour: 0

Tropical storm Noru batters Honshu bringing torrential rain
Wed, 09 Aug 2017 05:43:00 +0200   euronews-en (en)

A tropical storm is moving northeast along the coast of Japan’s main island of Honshu, bringing heavy rain to wide areas. Two people have died and over 50 others have been injured. The Ane River overflowed in Shiga Prefecture in the early hours of Tuesday. Previously Typhoon Noru was downgraded just before making landfall near Osaka.

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NASA Sees Typhoon Noru Over Southern Japan
Wed, 09 Aug 2017 04:50:00 +0200   enn (en)

Typhoon Noru was moving over Honshu, Japan when NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead on August 7. Noru made landfall in the central prefecture of Wakayama early in the day. The Aqua satellite passed over Japan on August 7 at 12:25 a.m. EDT (0425 UTC) and the Moderate Resolution Imaging....

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Typhoon Noru's epic journey comes to an end
Tue, 08 Aug 2017 20:24:00 +0200   aljazeera-en (en)

Typhoon Noru is no more. Downgraded to a tropical depression, it will be remembered as the third longest-lived typhoon on record and the longest since Typhoon Rita in 1972. It is also the most powerful cyclone of 2017. Noru (a Korean word for deer) began life as an area of low pressure which fed on....

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Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EMM (1), JRC (96), (2), BOM (1), JTWC (1), NASA (1), NOAA (3), OCHA (1), TRMM (1), Unisys (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2),

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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.