Overall Orange alert Tropical Cyclone for KONG-REY-18
in Japan, Russian Federation, Korea, Democratic People's Republic of, Korea, Republic of, China, Guam

Event summary

Tropical Cyclone KONG-REY-18 can have a medium humanitarian impact based on the maximum sustained wind speed, exposed population and vulnerability.

GDACS ID TC 1000514
Name KONG-REY-18
From - To 28 Sep - 06 Oct
Exposed countries Japan, Russian Federation, Korea, Democratic People's Republic of, Korea, Republic of, China, Guam
Exposed population No people in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed 259 km/h, Category 5
Maximum storm surge 1.2 m (05 Oct 23:00 UTC)
Vulnerability High (North Korea)

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  Wind Storm surge Rainfall GDACS score
GDACS 259 km/h 1.2 m n.a. 1.5
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Japan, South Korea, China - Tropical cyclone KONG-REY update (ECHO 17 Apr 2019)Fri, 05 Oct 2018 12:50

  • Tropical cyclone KONG-REY continued north-west toward South Korea slightly weakening. On 5 October at 0.00 UTC its centre was located 570 km south-west of Cheju Island (South Korea) and it had maximum sustained winds of 102 km/h (tropical storm). 
  • It is expected to continue north-east, passing south-east of Cheju Island on 5 October afternoon UTC and it may reach the coast of Gyeongsangnam province on 6 October early morning still as a tropical storm. Heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge may affect Okinawa archipelago and western Kyushu Island (Japan), Zhejiang and Shanghai (China) over 5-6 October. The Japan Meteorological Agency has issued, as of 5 October, a warning for storms, heavy rain and high waves for Okinawa and Kagoshima prefectures.
Japan, South Korea - Tropical cyclone KONG-REY update (ECHO 17 Apr 2019)Thu, 04 Oct 2018 12:45

  • Tropical cyclone KONG-REY continued moving north-west toward the Okinawa Islands slightly weakening. On 4 October at 0.00 UTC its centre was located 280 km south-east of Miyako Island (Okinawa archipelago, Japan) and it had maximum sustained winds of 130 km/h (typhoon).
  • It is expected to pass north-east of Miyako Island on 4 October early morning UTC and continue north-west over the East China Sea toward South Korea, still as a typhoon. Heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge may affect Okinawa archipelago over 4-5 October.  The Japan Meteorological Agency has issued a warning for storms, high waves and storm surge for Okinawa and Kagoshima prefectures. 
Japan, South Korea - Tropical cyclone KONG-REY (ECHO 17 Apr 2019)Wed, 03 Oct 2018 13:00

  • Tropical cyclone KONG-REY continued moving north-west toward the Okinawa Islands. On 3 October 0.00 UTC its centre was located 670 km south-east of Miyako Island (Okinawa Archipelago, Japan) and it had maximum sustained winds of 231 km/h (very intense typhoon). 
  • Over the next 24 hours, it is expected to continue north-west toward Okinawa but slightly weakening. Its centre may pass north-east of Miyako Island on 4 October afternoon UTC probably as a typhoon.
Japan - Tropical Cyclone KONG-REY (ECHO 17 Apr 2019)Tue, 02 Oct 2018 12:58

  • Tropical cyclone KONG-REY continued moving north-west toward Okinawa islands. On 2 October at 0.00 UTC, it was located 1 070 km south-east of Miyako island (Okinawa archipelago) and had maximum sustained winds of 259 km/h (very intense typhoon). 
  • Over the next 24 hours, it is expected to continue north-west as a very intense typhoon, possibly following a path similar to the one of tropical cyclone TRAMI.
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (141), (2), BOM (1), JTWC (1), NASA (1), NOAA (2), OCHA (1), TRMM (1), Unisys (1), ECMWF (10), HWRF (4), GFS (4), WMO (1), INFORM (2),