Overall Orange alert Tropical Cyclone for PHETHAI-18
in India

Event summary

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

GDACS ID TC 1000534
Name PHETHAI-18
From - To 15 Dec - 17 Dec
Exposed countries India
Exposed population No people in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed 102 km/h, Tropical storm
Maximum storm surge 0.5 m (16 Dec 00:00 UTC)
Vulnerability High (India)

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  Wind Storm surge GDACS score
GDACS 102 km/h 0.5 m 1.5
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India - Tropical Cyclone PHETHAI update (ECHO 17 Apr 2019)Tue, 18 Dec 2018 10:59

  • Tropical cyclone PHETHAI made landfall close to Katrenikona town (coastal north-east Andhra Pradesh) on 17 December in the morning (UTC) as a tropical storm, but is forecast to dissipate over the next 24 hours. 
  • One person was reportedly killed in the East Godavari District (coastal northeastern Andhra Pradesh).
India - Tropical cyclone PHETHAI (ECHO 17 Apr 2019)Mon, 17 Dec 2018 11:02

  • Tropical cyclone PHETHAI formed over the southern Bay of Bengal on 15 December and started moving north-west toward Andhra Pradesh State. On 17 December at 0:00 UTC, its centre was located approx. 140 km south of Katrenikona Town and 190 km south of Kakinada City (north-east Andhra Pradesh) with maximum sustained winds of 83 km/h (tropical storm).
  • PHETHAI could make landfall between Katrenikona and Kakinada late on the morning on 17 December with maximum sustained winds of 70-80 km/h (tropical storm) before weakening as it moves over northern Andhra Pradesh in the following 24 hours.
  • Heavy rain, strong wind and storm surge could affect coastal Andra Pradesh, southern Chhatisgarh and southern Odisha States.
  • According to the India Meteorologicla Department (IMD), as of 17 December at 8.00 UTC, a red warning for heavy rainfall is in effect over coastal Andra Pradesh.
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Rain pounds Odisha, damages standing crops, harvested paddyTue, 18 Dec 2018 18:20:00 +0100.

. Heavy rainfall triggered by Cyclone Phethai lashed several parts of Odisha Tuesday, causing major damage to standing crops and harvested paddy stocked in the southern and western regions of the state. Rainfall is likely to continue in ma
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Cyclone Phethai: Rain lashes Odisha, more in store over next 12 hoursTue, 18 Dec 2018 17:05:00 +0100.

Rainfall, coupled with squally winds, lashed several parts of Odisha on Tuesday under the impact of Cyclone Phethai that barrelled through coastal Andhra Pradesh. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast isolated heavy to very
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Cyclone Phethai: Rain lashes Odisha, more in store over next 12 hoursTue, 18 Dec 2018 09:09:00 +0100.

Rainfall, coupled with squally winds, lashed several parts of Odisha Tuesday under the impact of Cyclone Phethai that barrelled through coastal Andhra Pradesh. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast isolated heavy to very he
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Rain lashes Odisha, more in store over next 12 hoursTue, 18 Dec 2018 08:19:00 +0100.

Rainfall, coupled with squally winds, lashed several parts of Odisha Tuesday under the impact of Cyclone Phethai that barrelled through coastal The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall in
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