Overall Green alert Tropical Cyclone for KROSA-19
in Japan, Russian Federation, Korea, Republic of

Event summary

Tropical Cyclone KROSA-19 can have a low humanitarian impact based on the maximum sustained wind speed, exposed population and vulnerability.

GDACS ID TC 1000583
Name KROSA-19
From - To 05 Aug - 16 Aug
Exposed countries Japan, Russian Federation, Korea, Republic of
Exposed population No people in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed 185 km/h, Category 3
Maximum storm surge 1 m (15 Aug 07:00 UTC)
Vulnerability Low (Japan)


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+ Wind Storm surge Rainfall GDACS score
GDACS 185 km/h 1 m n.a. 0.5
Single TC: maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge, rainfall)
HWRF 194 km/h 0 m 0 mm 1.5
GFS 238 km/h 3.4 m 0 mm 2.5
ECMWF 144 km/h 2.3 m 0 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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Japan - Tropical Cyclone KROSA update (ECHO 19 Aug 2019)Mon, 19 Aug 2019 13:00

  • Three fatalities have been reported following Tropical Cyclone KROSA's passge over Shikoku Island, central-eastern Honshu Island and the Sea of Japan between 15-17 August.
  • Media report 1 death in Hiroshima Prefecture, 1 in Hyogo Prefecture and 1 in Shizuoka Prefecture, and around 50 injured on Shikoku and central-eastern Honshu islands. More than 230 flights were canceled at the Kansai International Airport (Osaka).
  • A red warning for heavy rain is in effect for Wakayama Prefecture and for heavy rain and flood in Kyoto Prefecture.
  • Over the next 24 hours, moderate rainfall is forecast over central Honshu Island.
Japan - Tropical Cyclone KROSA update (ECHO 16 Aug 2019)Fri, 16 Aug 2019 12:57

  • After making landfall on the south coast of Shikoku Island on 15 August with winds up to 100 km/h, Tropical Cyclone KROSA is weakening as it moves north over western Honshu Island and further out to sea in the Sea of Japan. 
  • Media report, one death in Hiroshima Prefecture and 49 injured following extreme weather-related incidents across Shikoku Island and Hiroshima Prefecture following KROSA's passage.
  • According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) a red warning for heavy rain is in effect for Nagano Prefecture, for high waves over Ishikawa Prefecture and for storms over most of Hokkaido Island. 
Japan - Tropical Cyclone KROSA (ECHO 12 Aug 2019)Mon, 12 Aug 2019 13:05

  • Tropical Cylone KROSA is moving north-east over the Philippine Sea towards Japan.
  •  As of 12 August at 0.00 UTC, its centre was located approximately 900 km south-east of Tanegashima Island (Osumi Islands Kagoshima Prefecture, south-western Japan), with maximum sustained winds of 102 km/h (tropical storm).
  • KROSA is forecast to continue north-west, strengthening. Warnings for high waves are in effect for coastal eastern Japan.
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (57), (2), BOM (1), JTWC (1), NASA (1), NOAA (1), OCHA (1), TRMM (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2),