Overall Red alert Tropical Cyclone for YUTU-18
in Philippines, Northern Mariana Islands

Event summary

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

GDACS ID TC 1000524
Name YUTU-18
From - To 21 Oct - 02 Nov
Exposed countries Philippines, Northern Mariana Islands
Exposed population 11 million in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed 287 km/h, Category 5
Maximum storm surge 1.2 m (24 Oct 15:00 UTC)
Vulnerability Medium (Northern Mariana Is.)

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+ Wind Storm surge Rainfall GDACS score
GDACS 287 km/h 1.2 m n.a. 2.5
Single TC: maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge, rainfall)
HWRF 291 km/h 1.3 m n.a. 2.5
GFS 224 km/h 0.7 m n.a. 2.5
ECMWF 169 km/h 0.9 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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Philippines - Tropical Cyclone YUTU Update (ECHO 17 Apr 2019)Mon, 05 Nov 2018 11:01

  • Following the passage of typhoon YUTU (named "Rosita" in the Philippines) over northern Luzon on 30 October 2018, national authorities report 199 529 people temporarily evacuated, of which 110 975 people are hosted in 1 224 evacuation centres (as of 5 November). In addition,855 houses are totally damaged, 7 049 houses are partially damaged and 254 454 people are affected across central and northern Luzon as well as eastern Visayas.
Philippines - Tropical cyclone YUTU update (ECHO 17 Apr 2019)Wed, 31 Oct 2018 11:01

  • Typhoon YUTU ("Rosita" in the Philippines) continued west over northern Luzon and the South China Sea, weakening.  On 31 October at 0.00 UTC its centre was located inland approx. 265 km north-west of San Fernando City, with maximum sustained winds of 102 km/h (tropical storm). It is forecast to continue north-west, slightly strengthening. Light to moderate rain could affect western sections of northern and central Luzon on 31 October - 1 November.
  • As of 31 October, 50 628 are affected and 48 969 people have been evacuated (of which 39 822 are housed in 713 evacuation centres). Some coastal communities are only accessible by sea and roads are inaccessible in Pigalo, Gucab and Annafunan, City of Ilagan, Sta. Maria, and Sto. Tomas. The worst hit areas so far are Isabela, Dinapigue, Santiago, Echague, Jones, Cauayan, and Maconacon.
  • UN OCHA asked PINGON (the Philippines International NGO Network) to conduct initial assessments, some of which are already underway. The local disaster management offices (DRRM), particularly Cagayan Valley DRRM Council and Cordillera Administrative Region DRRM Council, have actively led the coordination in their respective areas of operation.

Philippines - Tropical cyclone YUTU update (ECHO 17 Apr 2019)Tue, 30 Oct 2018 11:01

  • Typhoon YUTU ("Rosita" in the Philippines) made landfall close to Dilasag Town (northern Luzon) on evening of 29 October UTC, with maximum sustained winds of 150-160 km/h. Heavy rainfall, strong winds and storm surge affected central and northern Luzon. On 30 October at 0.00 UTC its centre was located inland approx. 10 km north of Santiago City, with maximum sustained winds of 148 km/h.
  • It is forecast to continue inland west-north-west before weakening as it moves into the South Sea. Heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge could affect northern Luzon on 30-31 October.
  • The Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 3 for Stormy Weather remains in effect for northern Luzon.
  • This is the second such typhoon to affect the area in the last six weeks.
Philippines, The Northern Mariana Islands - Tropical cyclone YUTU update (ECHO 17 Apr 2019)Mon, 29 Oct 2018 11:01

  • Following its passage over the Northern Mariana Islands as an intense typhoon, YUTU ("Rosita" in the Philippines) weakened as it continued west. On 29 October at 0.00 UTC its centre was located approx. 440 km east of Dilasag Town (Central Luzon Region, Philippines), with maximum sustained winds of 167 km/h (typhoon).
  • It is forecast to make landfall late in the afternoon of 30 October, close to Dilasag and Casiguran towns with projected maximum sustained winds of 130-157 km/h. Heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge could affect central and northern Luzon over 29-30 October.
  • As of 29 October, a tropical cyclone warning Signal No. 3 is in effect for stormy weather over Luzon Island.
  • One person was reportedly killed and 133 people injured on Saipan Island (the Northern Mariana Islands) following YUTU's passage. Damage was also sustained to buildings and power lines.
The Northern Mariana Islands, Guam (USA) - Tropical cyclone YUTU update (ECHO 17 Apr 2019)Fri, 26 Oct 2018 13:01

  • Tropical cyclone YUTU has weakened but remains an intense typhoon as it moves north-west over the North Pacific Ocean and Philippine Sea. Strong winds and storm surge are still affecting the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam. On 26 October at 0.00 UTC its centre was located approx. 1 950 km south-east of Babuyan Islands and Batanes Islands (Luzon Strait, northern Philippines), with maximum sustained winds of 241 km/h (intense typhoon).
  • Strong winds and storm surge could affect the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam on 26-27 October.
The Northern Mariana Islands, Guam (USA) - Tropical cyclone YUTU update (ECHO 17 Apr 2019)Thu, 25 Oct 2018 12:48

  • Tropical cyclone YUTU passed over Tinian Island (Northern Mariana Islands) on 24 October afternoon (UTC). On 25 October at 0.00 UTC YUTU's centre was located approx. 170 km north-west of Tinian Island and 2 200 km south-east of Ryukyu Islands (southern Japan), with maximum sustained winds of 269 km/h (intense typhoon).
  • Over the next 48 hours, it is forecast to continue north-west toward the Philippine Sea, slightly weakening but remaining an intense typhoon. Heavy rainfall, strong winds and storm surge could affect the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam over 25-26 October.
  • As of 25 October, a typhoon warning remain in effect for Tinian and Saipan Islands.
The Northern Mariana Islands, Guam (USA) - Tropical Cyclone YUTU update (ECHO 17 Apr 2019)Wed, 24 Oct 2018 12:59

  • Tropical cyclone YUTU continued toward the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam Island (USA). On 24 October at 0.00 UTC its centre was located approx. 300 km south-east of Saipan Island and 315 km south-south-east of Guam, with maximum sustained winds of 241 km/h (intense typhoon).
  • YUTU is forecast to pass over the Northern Mariana Islands on 24 October afternoon as an intense typhoon, with maximum sustained winds of 259 km/h.
  • As of 24 October, a typhoon warning remains in effect for Tinian, Saipan and Rota Islands, a tropical storm warning for Guam and a flash flood watch for the entire area.
The Northern Mariana Islands, Guam (USA) - Tropical cyclone YUTU update (ECHO 17 Apr 2019)Tue, 23 Oct 2018 12:59

  • Tropical cyclone YUTU continued north-west. On 23 October at 0.00 UTC its centre was located approx. 750 km south-east of Saipan Island and 750 km east-south-east of Guam, with maximum sustained winds of 120 km/h (typhoon).
  • Over the next 24 hours, it is forecast to continue north-west, passing over the Northern Mariana Islands (especially Rota, Tinian and Saipan Islands) and northern Guam on 24 October afternoon as an intense typhoon, with maximum sustained winds of 205-220 km/h.
  • Heavy rainfall and strong winds will affect the area over 24-25 October.
  • As of 23 October, a typhoon warning is in effect for Tinian and Saipan Islands, a tropical storm warning for Rota Islands and a tropical storm watch for Guam.
  • YUTU could affect the same area affected by typhoon MANGKHUT on 9-11 September.
The Northern Mariana Islands - Tropical cyclone YUTU (ECHO 17 Apr 2019)Mon, 22 Oct 2018 13:00

  • Tropical cyclone YUTU formed over North Pacific Ocean on 21 October and started moving north-west over the ocean toward the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam Island (USA). On 22 October at 0.00 UTC its centre was located 1 300 km south-east of Saipan Island, with maximum sustained winds of 65 km/h (tropical storm).
  • Over the next 24 hours, it is forecast to strengthen but remain a tropical storm as it moves north-west. It may pass over Rota, Tinian and Saipan Islands on 25 October as an intense typhoon.
  • YUTU will pass over areas already affected by typhoon MANGKHUT over 9-11 September.
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (56), (2), BOM (1), JTWC (1), NASA (1), NOAA (1), OCHA (1), TRMM (1), INFORM (2),