Overall Orange alert Tropical Cyclone for BEBINCA-18
in Viet Nam, Laos, Thailand, China
Impact Single TC
Impact all weather systems in the area


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

Meteorological source GDACS
Glide number: TC-2018-000136-VNM
Exposed countries Viet Nam, Laos, Thailand, China
Exposed population No people in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed 111 km/h
Maximum storm surge 0.4 m (14 Aug 03:00 UTC)
Vulnerability High (Vietnam)


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 65 km/h n.a. n.a. 0.5
GDACS Overall 111 km/h 0.4 m n.a. 0.5

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


65 km/h Current Max.

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Impact Timeline

Alert Date (UTC) Max Winds (km/h) Population in
Tropical Storm or higher
Population in
Cat 1. or higher
Green 1 12 Aug 2018 12:00 65 4.6 million No people China
Green 2 12 Aug 2018 18:00 65 430 thousand No people China
Green 3 13 Aug 2018 00:00 65 19.4 million No people China

Bulletin Timeline

Alert Date (UTC) Category Max winds
Population in
Tropical Storm
Population in
Cat.1 or higher
Location (lat, lon) Countries
1 12 Aug 2018 12:00 Tropical depression 46 no people no people 20.8, 112.3
2 12 Aug 2018 18:00 Tropical depression 46 no people no people 20.6, 112.5
3 13 Aug 2018 00:00 Tropical depression 56 37000 people no people 20.7, 112.9 China
3 13 Aug 2018 12:00 Tropical storm 65 18.5 million people no people 20.7, 113.2 China
3 14 Aug 2018 00:00 Tropical storm 65 19.4 million people no people 20.9, 113.4 China
3 14 Aug 2018 12:00 Tropical depression 56 no people no people 21.2, 113.2 China
3 15 Aug 2018 00:00 Tropical depression 46 no people no people 21.5, 112.4 China
3 16 Aug 2018 00:00 Tropical depression 37 no people no people 21.5, 110.2 China
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




Region Province Country Population
Guangdong China 69.6 million people
Macau China 380000 people
Hong Kong China 5.8 million people

Populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population
Jiangcheng Guangdong China City -
Taicheng Guangdong China City 140000 people
Encheng Guangdong China City 110000 people
Macau Macau SAR Macau (China) Major city -
Sanxiang Guangdong China City -
Sanbu Guangdong China City 130000 people
Cangcheng Guangdong China City -
Xincheng Guangdong China City -
Zhongshan Guangdong China City 330000 people
Jiangmen Guangdong China City 530000 people
Tuen Mun Hong Kong SAR Hong Kong (China) City -
Central Hong Kong SAR Hong Kong (China) Major city 6.1 million people
Xiaolan Guangdong China City 180000 people
Kowloon Hong Kong SAR Hong Kong (China) Major city 2 million people
Sha Tin Hong Kong SAR Hong Kong (China) Major city -
Tai Po Hong Kong SAR Hong Kong (China) City -

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)
Zhuhai ZUH 6 0
Shanzhou SZO unknown 0
Macau MFM 6 Civ. Paved Yes 11000
Hong Kong International (Chep Lap Kok) HKG 9 Civ. Paved Yes 12400
Sek Kong 15 Priv. Paved No 4100


Name LOCODE Country
Yangjiang CNYJI China
Jiangmen CNJMN China
Chiwan CNCWN China
Hong Kong HKHKG Hong Kong (China)
Xijiang Terminal China


Reservoir Dam Name River Year
Dalongdong Dalongdong He 1959
Donghu Nalong He 1961
Jinjiang Tan He 1972


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. 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 (314 locations). Calculation based on advisory number 19 of 17 Aug 2018 00:00:00 UTC. (Simulation using 0.5 minute resolution)

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