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Overall Green alert Tropical Cyclone for SHANSHAN-18
in Japanfrom 02 Aug 2018 18:00 UTC to 09 Aug 2018 12:00 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary


Tropical Cyclone SHANSHAN-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 28: (09 Aug 2018 19:48).

  • Tropical Cyclone Tropical Storm (maximum wind speed of 167 km/h)
  • from 02 Aug 2018 18:00 UTC to 09 Aug 2018 12:00 UTC
  • Population affected by Category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 0
  • inserted at 09 Aug 2018 12:35:17 UTC
  • Vulnerability: Low

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

The maximum Storm surge height is  0.7m in Choshi, Japan. This height is estimated for 08 Aug 2018 21:00:00.


Known identifiers for this event: wp172018 (JTWCid)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 189 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

Powerful typhoon Shanshan churns towards Japan

Fri, 10 Aug 2018 05:20:00 +0200straitstimesSG (en)

TOKYO (AFP) - A powerful typhoon was churning towards Japan on Wednesday (Aug 8), prompting the nation's weather agency to warn of heavy rain and violent winds and airlines to cancel dozens of flights. Typhoon Shanshan was expected to make landfall about 100km north-east of Tokyo by early Thursday....

Typhoon Shanshan Causes Cancellation of over 250 Flights in Japan

Fri, 10 Aug 2018 03:53:00 +0200laht (en)

TOKYO – Japan remained on alert Thursday due to typhoon Shanshan that has made landfall and is advancing over the country’s eastern coast with heavy rains and gusts of wind, leading to the cancellation of more than 250 flights and disruption of other transport services.

Typhoon Shanshan clips Japan coast, sparing Tokyo

Thu, 09 Aug 2018 20:34:00 +0200thedailystarBD (en)

Typhoon Shanshan clipped Japan's eastern coast yesterday morning, sparing Tokyo but bringing heavy rain, strong winds and high waves to some areas along the Pacific coast. The fierce storm system was expected to begin moving away from land after brushing Japan's main island, the country's meteorological agency said.

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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 (167), (2), BOM (1), JTWC (1), NASA (1), NOAA (3), OCHA (1), TRMM (1), Unisys (1), WMO (1), ECMWF (4), HWRF (1), GFS (1), INFORM (2),

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