Overall Green alert Tropical Cyclone for GAMMA-20
in Mexico, Cuba

Event summary

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

GDACS ID TC 1000725
Name GAMMA-20
From - To 02 Oct - 06 Oct
Exposed countries Mexico, Cuba
Exposed population No people in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed 111 km/h, Tropical storm
Maximum storm surge 1.2 m (05 Oct 07:00 UTC)
Vulnerability Medium (Mexico)


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+ Wind Storm surge Rainfall GDACS score
GDACS 111 km/h 1.2 m n.a. 0.5
Single TC: maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge, rainfall)
HWRF 223 km/h 0.7 m 524 mm 0.5
GFS 162 km/h 0.9 m 522 mm 0.5
ECMWF 155 km/h 0.8 m 602 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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Mexico - Tropical Storm GAMMA (ECHO 06 Oct 2020)Tue, 06 Oct 2020 13:01

  • Post-Tropical Cyclone GAMMA was located approximately 24 km east-northeast of Río Lagartos City (Yucatan State, Mexico) on 6 October, with maximum sustained winds of 56 km/h.
  • 6 people died in Mexico following its passage (2 in Tabasco State and 4 in Chiapas State) and 3,500  have been evacuated, according to media reports.
  • GAMMA is forecast to move south-west and to make landfall over the northern coast of Yucatan State before dissipating on 7 October.
  • Heavy rain is expected across portions of Yucatan, Campeche, and Tabasco States.
Mexico - Tropical Storm GAMMA (ECHO 05 Oct 2020)Mon, 05 Oct 2020 13:14

  • A new Tropical Storm named GAMMA formed over the northern Caribbean Sea on 2 October, passing over northern Yucatan Peninsula. On 5 October at 6.00 UTC its centre was located approximately 300 km north-east of Merida city (Yucatan State, Mexico), with maximum sustained winds of 95 km/h. On 4 October, red Alert was issued in Honduras for 48 hours in 4 departments.
  • GAMMA is forecast to move south-west along the coast of northern Yucatan on 5-6 October before making landfall north of Campeche City (Campeche State) on 7 October.
  • Heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge are forecast over the Yucatan Peninsula, Belize, Honduras, Guatemala, El salvador, and far western Cuba on 5-7 October.
  • A tropical storm warning has been issued for northern Yucatan Peninsula.
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