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Overall Green alert Tropical Cyclone for HECTOR-18
from 31 Jul 2018 21:00 UTC to 10 Aug 2018 18:00 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary


Tropical Cyclone HECTOR-18 can have a low humanitarian impact based on the Maximum sustained wind speed and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Updated: this report is based on advisory number 57: (14 Aug 2018 16:33).

  • Tropical Cyclone Tropical Storm (maximum wind speed of 250 km/h)
  • from 31 Jul 2018 21:00 UTC to 10 Aug 2018 18:00 UTC
  • Population affected by Category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 0
  • inserted at 14 Aug 2018 12:19:34 UTC

Extreme Rain

Potential rainfall is calculated based on rainfall observed by several microwave satellite sensors.

The image shows the total rainfall accumulation associated with the cyclone.

Storm surge

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Known identifiers for this event: EP102018 (NOAAid) ep102018 (JTWCid)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 587 | About casualties: 10 | Last hour: 0

NASA tracks a fragmented, weaker Tropical Storm Hector into Northwestern Pacific

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 20:32:00 +0200eurekalert (en)

IMAGE: On Aug. 13 at 9:40 a.m. EDT (1340 UTC), the MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite captured an infrared image of a fragmented Tropical Storm Hector. Credit: Credits: NASA/NRL. Tropical Storm Hector moved out of the Central Pacific Ocean and into the Northwestern Pacific Ocean in a much weaker state.

STORM WATCH Hurricane Hector 2018 - did it hit Hawaii and will it affect UK weather?

Fri, 10 Aug 2018 19:04:00 +0200thesun (en)

A MAJOR tropical storm has been raging across the Pacific Ocean - with Hawaii in its path. Here's the latest on when Hurricane Hector made landfall, and whether the UK felt the effects. The edge of Hurricane Hector was forecast to hit Hawaii on Wednesday When did Hurricane Hector hit Hawaii?....

Hurricane Hector – one of 3 storms in Pacific – should slide south of Hawaii

Fri, 10 Aug 2018 13:14:00 +020012news (en)

This satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows a view of Hurricane Hector, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. A tropical storm watch was in effect for the Big Island as Hector was expected to pass Tuesday night and Wednesday as it moved westward.

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Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EMM (1), JRC (165), BOM (1), JTWC (1), (1), NASA (1), NOAA (3), OCHA (1), TRMM (1), Unisys (1), ECMWF (4), HWRF (1), GFS (1), INFORM (1),

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Further information and official advisories can be found at the Severe Weather Information Centre of the World Meteorological Organization, by clicking on the Tropical Cyclone symbols on the world map of the site.