Overall Red alert Tropical Cyclone for MANGKHUT-18
in China, Philippines, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands

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.

This report is for advisory number 14 of tropical cyclone MANGKHUT-18 issued at 10 Sep 2018 6:00:00 (GDACS Event ID 1000498). However, the calculation for advisory number is not completed. Therefore, the latest available calculation is shown. All links, data, statistics and maps refer to the latest available calculation.


The maximum Storm surge height is  0.9m in Donggangcun, China. This height is estimated for 09 Sep 2018 09:00 UTC .

Storm surge

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Storm surge maximum height
Storm surge maximum height (Source: JRC)
Max windspeed
Max windspeed (Source: ECMWF)


people affected <=10000
people affected >10000 and <100000
people affected >100000

Affected locations

Alert Date (UTC) Name Country Storm surge height (m)
09 Sep 2018 09:00 Donggangcun China  0.9
09 Sep 2018 09:00 Xining China  0.9
09 Sep 2018 09:00 Lusi China  0.9
09 Sep 2018 09:00 Gongjiazhen China  0.9
09 Sep 2018 09:00 Dong'an China  0.9
09 Sep 2018 10:15 Gangkou China  0.6
09 Sep 2018 10:15 Hsia-mei China  0.6
09 Sep 2018 10:15 Jiuzhen China  0.6
09 Sep 2018 10:15 Liu'ao China  0.6
09 Sep 2018 10:15 Shentu China  0.6
09 Sep 2018 10:15 Chihu China  0.6
09 Sep 2018 18:30 Jiangjing China  0.5
09 Sep 2018 18:30 Haikou China  0.5
09 Sep 2018 18:30 Longtian China  0.5
Locations affected by Storm surge (15 of 1424)
Calculation based on advisory number of 07 Sep 2018 00:00.
(Simulation using minute resolution)

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More information

The atmospheric forcing included in the storm surge model are the pressure drop and the wind-water friction. The effects of the short waves induced by the wind (wave setup) and the precipitations are not yet implemented in the model.

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