Overall Red alert Tropical Cyclone for MEGI-16
in China

Event summary

Tropical Cyclone MEGI-16 can have a high humanitarian impact based on the maximum sustained wind speed, exposed population and vulnerability.

GDACS ID TC 1000312
Name MEGI-16
From - To 23 Sep - 27 Sep
Exposed countries China
Exposed population 2.6 million in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed 213 km/h Category 4
Maximum storm surge 2 m (27 Sep 19:00 UTC)
Vulnerability Medium (China)


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Wind Storm surge Rainfall GDACS score
GDACS JTWC 120 km/h 2 m n.a. 1.5
Single TC: maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge, rainfall)
HWRF n.a n.a. n.a. n.a.
GFS n.a n.a. n.a. n.a.
ECMWF n.a n.a. n.a. n.a.
Maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge and rainfall) using different data sources.
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (46), (2), WMO (1), INFORM (2),