Overall Green alert Tropical Cyclone for LUBAN-18
in Yemen
Impact Single TC
Impact all weather systems in the area


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

Meteorological source GDACS
Exposed countries Yemen
Exposed population No people in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed 139 km/h
Maximum storm surge 0.2 m (08 Oct 16:00 UTC)
Vulnerability High (Yemen)


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 120 km/h 0.2 m n.a. 0.5
GDACS Overall 139 km/h 0.2 m n.a. 0.5

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


120 km/h Current Max.

Up to no people in Category 1 strength or higher (see SSHS)

Impact Timeline

Alert Date (UTC) Max Winds (km/h) Population in
Tropical Storm or higher
Population in
Cat 1. or higher
Green 1 08 Oct 2018 00:00 120 350 thousand No people Oman, Yemen

Bulletin Timeline

Alert Date (UTC) Category Max winds
Population in
Tropical Storm
Population in
Cat.1 or higher
Location (lat, lon) Countries
1 08 Oct 2018 00:00 Tropical storm 65 no people no people 12.4, 62.3
1 08 Oct 2018 12:00 Tropical storm 83 no people no people 13, 61.2
1 09 Oct 2018 00:00 Tropical storm 93 no people no people 13.4, 59.9
1 09 Oct 2018 12:00 Tropical storm 102 no people no people 13.8, 59
1 10 Oct 2018 00:00 Tropical storm 102 no people no people 14.2, 58.2
1 11 Oct 2018 00:00 Tropical storm 111 230000 people no people 14.7, 57.1 Oman
1 12 Oct 2018 00:00 Category 1 120 340000 people no people 15.2, 55 Yemen
1 13 Oct 2018 00:00 Tropical storm 93 no people no people 15.5, 52.6 Yemen
Actual track of the current bulletin
The alert for forecast greater than 3 days is limited to Orange level.

Exposed population - AoIs

Exposed population in the potential affected countries, provinces and populated places

Critical infrastructure

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


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.



0.2 m

The maximum Storm surge height is  0.3m in Duqm, Oman. This height is estimated for 13 Oct 2018 01:00 UTC .

The JRC has developed an experimental global storm surge model. 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.

Locations affected by Storm surge (59 locations). Calculation based on advisory number 25 of 14 Oct 2018 00:00:00 UTC. (Simulation using 0.5 minute resolution)

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