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Overall Green Tropical Cyclone alert for GERT-17 on 13 Aug 2017 03:00 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary

Summary

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The map shows the accumulated precipitation along the cyclone's track. Yellow area is > 100mm; Red area is > 300mm; Blue area is > 500mm. The accumulated rainfall is calculated based on the Tropical Rainfall Potential of NOAA/NESDIS. The eTRaP is a simple ensemble whose members are the 6-hourly totals from the single-orbit TRaPs, which are rainfall estimates from passive microwave remote sensing. Rain map with eTraP data. (Source: JRC) Storm surge maximum height. (Source: JRC)

Tropical Cyclone GERT-17 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 19.

  • Tropical Cyclone Hurricane/Typhoon > 74 mph (maximum wind speed of 157 km/h)
  • on 13 Aug 2017 03:00 UTC
  • Population affected by Category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 0
  • inserted at 17 Aug 2017 12:48:48 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

The maximum Storm surge height is  0.2m in Public Landing, United States. This height is estimated for 16 Aug 2017 04:00:00.

References

Known identifiers for this event: AL082017 (NOAAid)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 453 | About casualties: 2 | Last hour: 0

Remnants of Hurricane Gert to send temperatures soaring
Sat, 19 Aug 2017 12:08:00 +0200   cambridge-news (en)

Temperatures could soar early next week as the tail-end of Hurricane Gert brings tropical weather to parts of the UK. According to forecasters at the Weather Channel, the storm will push very humid air across Britain. This will bring a heavy rain in the north and west, followed by a blast of warmth as it becomes fresher and drier into the week.

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Weather warnings issued as remains of Hurricane Gert head towards Ireland
Sat, 19 Aug 2017 11:42:00 +0200   irishtimes (en)

Met Éireann warns heavy rain will bring a risk of flooding from Sunday. has issued a countrywide yellow weather warning for heavy rain and possible flooding starting on Sunday. The warning comes as the aftermath of Hurricane Gert moves across the Atlantic towards northwest The forecaster....

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Heavy thundery downpours to hit tomorrow as aftermath of Hurricane Gert makes landfall
Sat, 19 Aug 2017 11:15:00 +0200   independent-ie (en)

“There’s still some uncertainty with regards to where it’ll fall the heaviest. At the moment it looks like Ulster, Connacht and west Munster are in the firing line, especially areas on higher ground,” Ms Walsh added. It appears there will be around 20-24mm of rain across the country while some....

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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 (122), BOM (1), JTWC (1), (1), NASA (1), NOAA (3), OCHA (1), TRMM (1), Unisys (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.