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Overall Green alert Tropical Cyclone for LEEPI-18
in Korea, Republic of, Japanon 11 Aug 2018 00:00 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary


Tropical Cyclone LEEPI-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 20: (16 Aug 2018 13:33).

  • Tropical Cyclone Tropical Depression (maximum wind speed of 120 km/h)
  • on 11 Aug 2018 00:00 UTC
  • Population affected by Category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 0
  • inserted at 15 Aug 2018 18:49:08 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  0.5m in Chofu, Japan. This height is estimated for 14 Aug 2018 23:00:00.


Known identifiers for this event: wp192018 (JTWCid)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 9 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite find Tropical Storm Leepi nearing southern Japan

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 20:24:00 +0200eurekalert (en)

IMAGE: On August 14 at 12:42 a.m. EDT (0442 UTC) the VIIRS instrument aboard NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured a visible image of Tropical Storm Leepi. Credit: Credits: NOAA/NASA/NRL. Tropical Storm Leepi continued its northwestern track through the northwestern Pacific Ocean as NASA-NOAA's....

Viet Nam: Japan, China, Vietnam - Tropical Cyclones LEEPI, YAGI, BEBINCA (GDACS, JTWC, JMA, CMA, NCHMF, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 14 August 2018)

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 14:27:00 +0200reliefWeb (en)

Tropical Cyclone LEEPI, continued moving north-west toward Kyushu island (Japan) as a Tropical depression and strengthening. On 14 August at 0.00 UTC its centre was located over the sea approximately 530 km south-east of Miyazaki city (Kyushu island, Miyazaki Prefecture) with maximum sustained winds of 111 km/h (Tropical Storm).

China: Japan, China - Tropical Cyclones YAGI, LEEPI, BEBINCA (ECHO Daily Flash of 13 August 2018)

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 12:56:00 +0200reliefWeb (en)

Tropical Cyclone LEEPI, formed over the North West Pacific Ocean on 11 August and starting moving north-west toward Kyushu island (Japan) as a Tropical depression and strengthening. On 13 August its centre was located over the sea approximately 1 000 km south-east of Tanega island (Osumi islands,....

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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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