Overall Green alert Tropical Cyclone for KROVANH-20
in , Viet Nam, Philippines, Malaysia

Event summary

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

GDACS ID TC 1000754
From - To 20 Dec - 22 Dec
Exposed countries , Viet Nam, Philippines, Malaysia
Exposed population No people in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed 56 km/h, Tropical depression
Maximum storm surge 0.6 m (22 Dec 03:00 UTC)
Vulnerability --


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+ Wind Storm surge Rainfall GDACS score
GDACS 56 km/h 0.6 m n.a. 0.5
Single TC: maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge, rainfall)
HWRF 94 km/h 0.6 m 600 mm 0.5
GFS 83 km/h 0.6 m 502 mm 0.5
ECMWF 83 km/h 0.5 m 664 mm 0.5
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Vietnam, Malaysia - Tropical Depression KROVANH update (ECHO 22 Dec 2020)Tue, 22 Dec 2020 02:00

  • Tropical depression KROVANH is moving west-south-west over the South China Sea, on 22 December at 0.00 UTC its center was located approximately 500 km south-east of Vung Tàu City (southern Vietnam), with maximum sustained wind of 56 km/h.
  • KROVANH is forecast to weaken as it moves east towards Malaysia, over the South China Sea, dissipating in the morning of 23 December. 
  • Moderate to heavy rainfall with strong wind and thunderstorms are forecast over southern Vietnam and rainfall is forecast over peninsular north-eastern coast of Malaysia on 22-23 December.
Vietnam, Philippines - Tropical Depression KROVANH (ECHO 21 Dec 2020)Mon, 21 Dec 2020 02:00

  • A new tropical depression named KROVANH (locally known as VICKY in the Philippines) is moving west in the South China Sea. On 21 December at 0.00 UTC, its center was located approximately 500 km west of Palawan Island (Philippines), and 550 km east of the coast of south-western Vietnam, with maximum sustained wind of 56 km/h.
  • KROVANH is forecast to intensify to a tropical storm on 21 December, then weaken to a tropical depression as it moves west over the South China Sea, approaching southern Vietnam on 23 December.
  • Rainfall with thunderstorms are forecast over southern Vietnam from 21 December. Rainfall and strong wind are expected over Kalayaan Islands (Palawan, Philippines) on 21 December.
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P264-M crops, infra losses in Agusan Sur due to 'Vicky'Wed, 23 Dec 2020 11:23:00 +0100.

TYPHOON DAMAGES. Tropical Depression Vicky destroyed some PHP264.3 million worth of properties in Agusan del Sur province, the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer says. The typhoon affected at least 28,227 families in
Eight people killed by latest typhoon; one still missingMon, 21 Dec 2020 14:05:00 +0100.

TYPHOON Krovanh, locally called Vicky, killed at least eight and hurt two people in the Philippines, according to the state disaster agency. At least one person was still missing, it said in a report on Monday. The storm displaced almost 9,
South China Sea: Tropical Depression Krovanh moving westward in South ... Mon, 21 Dec 2020 07:24:00 +0100.

Tropical Depression Krovanh moving westward in South China Sea Dec. 21. Casualties, damages reported in parts of Philippines.
Tropical Storm Brings Chills To CambodiaMon, 21 Dec 2020 03:33:00 +0100.

Phnom Penh: A pressure system in the South China Sea, south-east of Ho Chi Minh City, has developed into the 23rd typhoon of the year (KROVANH), and is moving west through southern Vietnam, pushing very cold weather at night on December 21-

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