Overall Orange alert Tropical Cyclone for HAGUPIT-20
in China, Japan, Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of Korea

Event summary

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

GDACS ID TC 1000688
Name HAGUPIT-20
From - To 01 Aug - 04 Aug
Exposed countries China, Japan, Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of Korea
Exposed population 8.5 million in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed 139 km/h, Category 1
Maximum storm surge 1.8 m (03 Aug 19:00 UTC)
Vulnerability Medium (China)

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+ Wind Storm surge Rainfall GDACS score
GDACS 139 km/h 1.8 m n.a. 1.5
Single TC: maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge, rainfall)
HWRF 166 km/h 1.6 m 475 mm 1.5
GFS 155 km/h 1.5 m 520 mm 0.5
ECMWF 90 km/h 0.8 m 603 mm 0.5
Beta Version - All weather systems in the area: maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge, rainfall)
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Korean Peninsula - Tropical Cyclone HAGUPIT update Thu, 06 Aug 2020 13:09

  • The passage of the Tropical Cyclone HAGUPIT over the Yellow Sea and the Korean Peninsula on 5 August, and the severe weather occurred also before its passage, caused casualties and widespread damage.
  • Media reports, as of 6 August, 16 fatalities, 11 people still missing, and more than 1,600 displaced people across the Republic of Korea.
  • Over the next 24 hours, more very heavy rainfall and strong winds are forecast over the whole Korean Peninsula, in particular over the northern Republic of Korea, and over the central-southern Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
China, Korean Peninsula - Tropical Cyclone HAGUPIT update (ECHO 05 Aug 2020)Wed, 05 Aug 2020 13:11

  • Tropical Cyclone HAGUPIT continued north over eastern Jiangsu Province (China) towards the Yellow Sea. On 5 August at 03.00 UTC, its centre was 610 km south-west of Seoul (Republic of Korea).
  • According to official sources,more than 15,100 people are displaced across Zhejiang and Jiangsu Provinces.
  • Media report 14 deaths across South Korea (6 following a landslide in South Chungcheong Province). 12 people are missing, 7 are reported injured, and over 1,000 people have been evacuated across the country. 
  • HAGUPIT will continue north-east towards northern Republic of Korea, weakening. It is expected to approach Seoul on 5 August.
  • Heavy rain and strong winds will persist over Jiangsu Provinces (China) and southern Republic of Korea and very heavy rain over northern Republic of Korea, and over southern Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
China, Korean Peninsula, Taiwan - Tropical Cyclone HAGUPIT update (ECHO 04 Aug 2020)Tue, 04 Aug 2020 12:59

  • Tropical Cyclone HAGUPIT made landfall over Wenzhou (southern Zhejiang Province, China) on 3 August as a typhoon. On 4 August, its centre was approximately 255 km south of Shangai, with maximum sustained winds of 85 km/h (tropical storm).
  • Media report one death and one injured person in the Taipei area (Taiwan), with 381,000 people preventively evacuated across Zhejiang Province.
  • Residents across the Korean Peninsula are bracing for more heavy rain. North Chungcheong Province (South Korea) is the worst affected, with mudslides and flooding forcing people from their homes and damaging infrastructure. 12 people died and another 13 are missing in South Korea.
  • Typhoon Hagupit will reach the region by the second half of the week as a tropical rainstorm. These are the fourth major floods experienced in the country since mid-July. Heavy rain and strong wind will continue to affect Taiwan, and parts of Zhejiang, and Jiangsu Provinces (China). Very heavy rain is forecast over southern Zhejiang and the Korean Peninsula.
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