Overall Orange alert Tropical Cyclone for SINLAKU-20
in Viet Nam, Laos, China, Thailand

Event summary

Tropical Cyclone SINLAKU-20 can have a medium humanitarian impact based on the maximum sustained wind speed, exposed population and vulnerability.

GDACS ID TC 1000689
From - To 01 Aug - 02 Aug
Exposed countries Viet Nam, Laos, China, Thailand
Exposed population No people in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed 65 km/h, Tropical storm
Maximum storm surge 1.1 m (02 Aug 01:00 UTC)
Vulnerability High (Vietnam)


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+ Wind Storm surge Rainfall GDACS score
GDACS 65 km/h 1.1 m n.a. 1.5
Single TC: maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge, rainfall)
HWRF 83 km/h 0.6 m 603 mm 0.5
GFS 76 km/h 0.8 m 788 mm 0.5
ECMWF 68 km/h 0.9 m 635 mm 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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China, Vietnam, Laos - Tropical Cyclone SINLAKU (ECHO 03 Aug 2020)Mon, 03 Aug 2020 13:06

  • Tropical Cyclone SINLAKU's passage close to Hainan Province (southern China) and northern Vietnam and northern Laos on 1-3 August, caused heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge.
  • Media report, evacuations across norther Vietnam, flights and ferries cancelled in Hainan and Guangdong Provinces (southern China), and northern Vietnam.
  • Thailand's north-eastern Loei province was affected by flash floods as well as large parts of Muang, Chiang Khan and Pak Chom districts, cutting off power and road access to emergency supplies, including clean water. 400 houses were submerged in Muang district and urgent government assistance is being provided to more than 1,000 households. 67 Thai provinces are on alert for further flooding as more heavy rain is expected in the coming days.
  • Strong winds and heavy rain in Vietnam caused 2 deaths and flooded 2,421 ha of rice and 21 ha of crops. More heavy rain is expected in the central Thanh Hoa and Nghe An provinces, southern and northern Vietnam.
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