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Overall Green alert Tropical Cyclone for SAOLA-17
in Japanfrom 19 Oct 2017 18:00 UTC to 29 Oct 2017 12:00 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary


Tropical Cyclone SAOLA-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 40: (29 Oct 2017 18:03).

  • Tropical Cyclone Tropical Storm (maximum wind speed of 139 km/h)
  • from 19 Oct 2017 18:00 UTC to 29 Oct 2017 12:00 UTC
  • Population affected by Category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 0
  • inserted at 29 Oct 2017 13:04:52 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  0.6m in Henna, Japan. This height is estimated for 28 Oct 2017 03:00:00.


Known identifiers for this event: WP272017 (JTWCid)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 21 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

NASA Sees Extra-tropical Storm Saola Moving by Japan
Tue, 31 Oct 2017 17:17:00 +0100   sciencenewsline (en)

Former Tropical Storm Saola transitioned into an extra-tropical storm on Oct. 29 as it tracked southeast of the big island of Japan. NASA's Terra Satellite captured a visible image of the storm after it moved north of Hokkaido, Japan on Oct. 30 and continued to weaken. The final advisory on the storm was issued on Oct.

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Typhoon Saola brings heavy rain in southern Japan
Sun, 29 Oct 2017 13:42:00 +0100   terradaily (en)

Typhoon Saola barrelled towards Japan's southernmost Okinawa island chain on Saturday bringing heavy rain as authorities issued a warning for strong winds and landslides. The storm came less than a week after Typhoon Lan left five dead, one missing and scores injured.

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Japan Typhoon Saola
Sun, 29 Oct 2017 09:05:00 +0100   cna (en)

Κύπρος και Λίβανος θα εργαστούν για αναβάθμιση και ενίσχυση των διμερών τους σχέσεων Συνολικά 33 μετανάστες που εισήλθαν παράνομα στην Πύλα συνελήφθηκαν από την Αστυνομία Ισχύει η χειμερινή ώρα από τα ξημερώματα της Κυριακής Με τέσσερις αγώνες ολοκληρώνεται η δέκατη αγωνιστική του ποδοσφαιρικού....

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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 (117), (2), BOM (1), JTWC (1), NASA (1), NOAA (3), OCHA (1), TRMM (1), Unisys (1), WMO (1), ECMWF (2), INFORM (2),

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