Overall Orange alert Tropical Cyclone for GATI-20
in Somalia

Event summary

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

GDACS ID TC 1000746
Name GATI-20
Glide number: TC-2020-000232-SOM
From - To 21 Nov - 23 Nov
Exposed countries Somalia
Exposed population 40 thousand in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed 185 km/h, Category 3
Maximum storm surge 0.3 m (22 Nov 16:00 UTC)
Vulnerability High (Somalia)

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+ Wind Storm surge Rainfall GDACS score
GDACS 185 km/h 0.3 m n.a. 0.5
Single TC: maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge, rainfall)
HWRF 180 km/h 0.9 m 557 mm 0.5
GFS 83 km/h 0.4 m 249 mm 0.5
ECMWF 86 km/h 0.3 m 387 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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Somalia - Tropical cyclone GATI update (ECHO 25 Nov 2020)Wed, 25 Nov 2020 10:34

  • Following the passage of tropical cyclone GATI that crossed Puntland State (north-eastern Somalia) on 22-23 November, the number of casualties and damage has increased.
  • According to UN OCHA, as of 24 November, 42,000 people have been displaced in Bari Region (27,000 in Bossaso Town), 180,000 affected and 3,800 shelters destroyed.
  • For the next 24 hours, heavy rain is forecast over most parts of Somaliland and north-western Puntland.
Somalia - Tropical cyclone GATI update (ECHO 24 Nov 2020)Tue, 24 Nov 2020 10:36

  • On 23 November, GATI weakened into a tropical depression over the Gulf of Aden after it made landfall over Bari Province on 22 November, bringing heavy storm surge and strong wind.
  • According to the latest UN OCHA report, 8 people have died, 15,000 have been displaced in the villages of Xaafuun and Hurdiya, 70,000 affected and at least 360 houses damaged. An unknown number of livestock has also perished.
  • Local authorities, in cooperation with humanitarian partners, are assessing the situation and planning the response.
  • For the next 24 hours, moderate rain and strong wind are forecast over northern Somaliland and Puntland.
Somalia - Tropical Cyclone GATI (ECHO 23 Nov 2020)Mon, 23 Nov 2020 02:00

  • On 21 November, tropical cyclone GATI, formed over the Arabian Sea. On the following day, it made landfall over the north-eastern coast of Bari administrative region (north-eastern Somalia) with maximum sustained wind up to 165 km/h.
  • On 23 November at 0.00 (UTC), its centre was located inland approximately 30 km northeast of Ufeyn District (Bari administrative region) with maximum sustained wind of 83 km/h (tropical storm).
  • GATI is forecast to move west-northwest across northern Sanaag administrative region weakening and dissipating on 24 November.
  • For the next 24 hours, heavy rain is expected over the north-eastern regions of Somalia and moderate rain is forecast across southern-central Yemen. 
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