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Overall Green alert Tropical Cyclone for SANBA-18
in Philippines, Palaufrom 08 Feb 2018 18:00 UTC to 13 Feb 2018 12:00 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary


Tropical Cyclone SANBA-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 27: (15 Feb 2018 16:48).

  • Tropical Cyclone Tropical Depression (maximum wind speed of 83 km/h)
  • from 08 Feb 2018 18:00 UTC to 13 Feb 2018 12:00 UTC
  • Population affected by Category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 0
  • inserted at 15 Feb 2018 07:48:31 UTC
  • Vulnerability: Medium

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  0.4m in Jaro, Philippines. This height is estimated for 13 Feb 2018 07:00:00.


Philippines, Malaysia - Tropical Cyclone SANBA

(Created: Thu, 15 Feb 2018 06:52:00 +01:00)

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Known identifiers for this event: WP022018 (JTWCid)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 67 | About casualties: 22 | Last hour: 0

NASA Finds Strongest Storms in Weakening Tropical Cyclone Sanba

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:55:00 +0100sciencenewsline (en)

Infrared data from NASA's Terra satellite found the area of strongest storms in weakening Tropical Cyclone Sanba when it was over the island of Palawan. Infrared light provides valuable temperature data to forecasters and cloud top temperatures give clues about highest, coldest, strongest storms within a hurricane.

Philippines: NDRRMC Update SitRep No. 02 re Prepareness Measures Tropical Storm "BASYANG" (I.N. SANBA) as of 8:00 PM (12 February 2018)

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 04:57:00 +0100reliefWeb (en)

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW. 11 February 2018. At 5:00 PM, the Tropical Depression (TD) outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) has intensified into a Tropical Storm (TS) and is expected to enter PAR in the evening. Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal (TCWS) #1 is raised over Dinagat Islands,....

Philippines: DSWD DROMIC Preparedness for Response Report #3 on Tropical Storm “BASYANG” (I.N. SANBA) as of 13 February 2018,6AM

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 01:26:00 +0100reliefWeb (en)

Situation Overview. Issued at 5:00 am today: "basyang" continues its threat over caraga region. Scattered to widespread moderate to heavy rains will prevail in the next 24 hours over Visayas, Caraga, Northern Mindanao, Zamboanga Peninsula and the provinces of Davao del Norte, Davao Oriental, Compostela Valley, and Lanao del Sur.

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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 (158), (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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