Overall Green alert Tropical Cyclone for LINDA-18


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

Meteorological source GDACS (JTWC)
Exposed countries
Exposed population No people in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed 93 km/h
Maximum storm surge n.a.
Vulnerability --


GDACS alert score for Tropical Cyclones is 0.5 (GREEN Alert), 1.5 (ORANGE Alert), 2.5 (RED Alert)
For more info on GDACS alert score click here.
  Wind Storm surge Rainfall GDACS score
GDACS Current 93 km/h n.a. n.a. 0.5
GDACS Overall 93 km/h 0.0 m n.a. 0.5

Maximum winds, storm surge, rainfall (Current: over the next 72 h, Overall: entire TC track)


93 km/h Current

Up to 1300 people in Tropical storm (see SSHS)

Impact Timeline

Alert Date (UTC) Max Winds (km/h) Population in
Tropical Storm
Population in
Cat. 1 or higher
Green 1 12 Mar 2018 12:00 93 1 thousand No people Australia

Bulletin Timeline

Alert Date (UTC) Category Max winds
Population in
Tropical Storm
Population in
Cat.1 or higher
Location (lat, lon) Countries
1 12 Mar 2018 12:00 Tropical storm 65 no people no people -15.7, 159.9
1 13 Mar 2018 00:00 Tropical storm 83 no people no people -18.3, 159.1
1 13 Mar 2018 12:00 Tropical storm 93 no people no people -20.3, 157.8
1 14 Mar 2018 00:00 Tropical storm 93 no people no people -21.5, 156.4
1 14 Mar 2018 12:00 Tropical storm 83 1300 people no people -22.9, 155.6 Australia
1 15 Mar 2018 12:00 Tropical storm 65 <1000 people no people -25.8, 156.2 Australia
1 16 Mar 2018 12:00 Tropical depression 56 no people no people -29, 159.8
Actual track of the current bulletin
The alert for forecast greater than 3 days is limited to Orange level.

Exposed population




Region Province Country Population
Queensland Australia 3.1 million people

Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.


Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft)
Orchid Beach Fraser Is OKB unknown 0


Name LOCODE Country
Chesterfield Iles Coral Sea Islands
Cato Island Coral Sea Islands
Fraser Island Coral Sea Islands


Rainfall accumulation of the past 24h, as detected by the Global Precipitation Measurement mission of NASA. For more information, see https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/GPM/main/index.html.



No locations affected by storm surge > 10 cm

The JRC has developed an experimental global storm surge model, which is run after each advisory issued by the regional tropical cyclone centres. The calculations are published about 20 minutes after a new advisory is detected by GDACS. The calculations identify the populated places affected by storm surge up to three days in advance, using the forecasted track. When forecasts change, the associated storm surge changes too and alert levels may go up or down. All links, data, statistics and maps refer to the latest available calculation. If the calculation for the last advisory is not completed, the latest available calculation is shown.