Overall Green alert Tropical Cyclone for SAGAR-18
in Somalia, Ethiopia, Yemen

Event summary

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

GDACS ID TC 1000452
Name SAGAR-18
From - To 16 May - 19 May
Exposed countries Somalia, Ethiopia, Yemen
Exposed population No people in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed 102 km/h Tropical storm
Maximum storm surge 0.3 m (19 May 07:00 UTC)
Vulnerability High (Somalia)


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Wind Storm surge Rainfall GDACS score
GDACS 102 km/h 0.3 m n.a. 0.5
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 0.2 m n.a. 0.5
Beta Version - All weather systems in the area: maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge, rainfall)
Maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge and rainfall) using different data sources.
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 90 | About casualties: 23 | Last hour: 0

Djibouti-ville : Des opérations d’évacuation d’eaux stagnantes se pour ... Wed, 23 May 2018 10:20:00 +0200.

Des opérations d’évacuation d’eaux stagnantes sont en cours dans les artères de circulation de la capitale. Ces opérations mobilisent des professionnels de la protection civile et des représentants des forces de l’ordre. Elles ont été entre
After cyclone Sagar devastates Somalia, a second one heads to OmanWed, 23 May 2018 09:38:00 +0200.

In less than a week's time, two tropical cyclones will have battered the Middle East in highly unusual locations. Tropical cyclone Sagar slammed into northwestern Somalia over the weekend, after forming in the Gulf of Aden, killing at least
Tropical storm heads towards Arabian PeninsulaWed, 23 May 2018 06:48:00 +0200.

An image of the approaching storm from the UAE weather centre. Forecasters in the UAE and Oman are monitoring a tropical storm that's heading in the direction of the Arabian Peninsula. According to meteorologists, the storm could make landf
Middle East sees rare tropical cyclonesWed, 23 May 2018 02:44:00 +0200.

Tropical cyclone Sagar slammed into northwestern Somalia over the weekend after forming in the Gulf of Aden, killing at least 31 people in the region. The storm made landfall farther west in the North Indian Ocean basin than any previous st

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Exposed population

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: UNOSAT (1), EC-JRC (38), (1), INFORM (2),