Overall Green alert Tropical Cyclone for KIMI-21
in Australia

Event summary

Tropical Cyclone KIMI-21 can have a low humanitarian impact based on the maximum sustained wind speed, exposed population and vulnerability.

GDACS ID TC 1000759
Name KIMI-21
From - To 17 Jan - 18 Jan
Exposed countries Australia
Exposed population No people in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed 102 km/h, Tropical storm
Maximum storm surge 0.7 m (18 Jan 21:00 UTC)
Vulnerability Low (Australia)

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Wind Storm surge Rainfall GDACS score
GDACS 102 km/h 0.7 m n.a. 0.5
Single TC: maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge, rainfall)
HWRF 148 km/h 0.3 m 857 mm 0.5
GFS 122 km/h 0.2 m 805 mm 0.5
ECMWF 76 km/h 0.3 m 785 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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Australia - Tropical Cyclone KIMI (ECHO 18 Jan 2021)Mon, 18 Jan 2021 02:00

  • Tropical Cyclone KIMI formed over the Coral Sea is moving along the eastern coast of Cape York Peninsula (northern Queensland). On 18 January, its centre was located approximately 100 km south-east of Cairns City, with maximum sustained winds of 102 km/h (tropical storm).
  • KIMI is forecast to move south, along the Cape York Peninsula, making landfall first over Magnetic Island, then over Townsville in the morning of 19 January, with maximum sustained winds up to 111 km/h (tropical storm).
  • Preemptive evacuation operations were carried for Fitzroy Island, while rescue teams have been deployed to Cairns and Townsville, ahead of the passage of Tropical Cyclone KIMI.
  • Red warnings for strong winds have been issued for areas from Innisfail to Ayr Municipalities, including Townsville. Heavy rainfall, and strong winds are forecast over northern Queensland on 18-19 January.
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Latest media headlines

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Australia: Tropical Cyclone Kimi weakens near the northeastern Queensl ... Mon, 18 Jan 2021 16:42:00 +0100.

TC Kimi has weakened and is tracking near the coastline of northeastern Queensland, Australia, late Jan. 18.
17 au 21/01 : alerte cyclonique (Kimi) pour le Nord-Est de l'AustralieMon, 18 Jan 2021 09:58:00 +0100.

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Le cyclone Kimi affecte le Nord-Est de l'AustralieMon, 18 Jan 2021 09:58:00 +0100.

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Australia: Category-2 Tropical Cyclone Kimi tracks southwards over Cor ... Mon, 18 Jan 2021 05:31:00 +0100.

Category-2 TC Kimi tracks southwards over Coral Sea near northeastern Queensland, Australia, as of Jan. 18. Landfall forecast late Jan. 19.

Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (38), (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2),