Overall Orange alert Tropical Cyclone for FAXAI-19
in Japan

Event summary

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

GDACS ID TC 1000592
Name FAXAI-19
From - To 01 Sep - 09 Sep
Exposed countries Japan
Exposed population 34.9 million in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed 222 km/h, Category 4
Maximum storm surge 1.2 m (08 Sep 20:00 UTC)
Vulnerability Low (Japan)

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+ Wind Storm surge Rainfall GDACS score
GDACS 222 km/h 1.2 m n.a. 1.5
Single TC: maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge, rainfall)
HWRF 241 km/h 0.9 m 692 mm 2.5
GFS 202 km/h 1.3 m 793 mm 0.5
ECMWF 151 km/h 1.1 m 852 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 FAXAI update (ECHO 10 Sep 2019)Tue, 10 Sep 2019 13:04

  • Following the passage of Tropical Cyclone FAXAI, which made landfall east of Tokyo (Chiba prefecture) on 8 September, the number of fatalities has increased.
  • According to media reports, 3 people died, 1 in Tokyo, 1 in Otaki Town and one in Kanagawa Prefecture. 50 people have been injured, more than 14,000 people are stranded at Narita International Airport and 930,000 households have experienced power outages. 
  • On 10 September at 6.00 UTC FAXAI's centre was in the North Pacific Ocean, approximately 820 km east of Miyako City (Iwate Prefecture), with maximum sustained winds of 83 km/h and will continue to weaken. 
Japan - Tropical Cyclone FAXAI (ECHO 09 Sep 2019)Mon, 09 Sep 2019 13:03

  • Tropical Cyclone FAXAI made landfall east of Tokyo (Chiba prefecture) on 8 September before moving over the central eastern coast of Honshu Island and North Pacific Ocean.
  • On 9 September at 0.00 its centre was located in the North Pacific Ocean, approximately 50 km east of Mito City (Ibaraki Prefecture), with maximum sustained winds of 139 km/h.
  • Media report 1 fatality in Tokyo, and at least 40 injured across Chiba, Kanagawa, Ibaraki and Shizuoka Prefectures. Strong winds caused by FAXAI, led to power outages for 920,000 households in the Tokyo area, while at least ten houses were damaged in Shizuoka Prefecture. National authorities issued evacuation advisories for more than 390,000 people in Kanagawa, Shizuoka and Tokyo Prefectures.
  • FAXAI is forecast to move north-east further from eastern Japan, with maximum sustained winds up to 89 km/h.
  • Red warnings for heavy rain, storm, high waves and flood have been issued on 9 September across Miyagi, Ibaraki, and Fukushima prefectures.
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (58), (2), BOM (1), JTWC (1), NASA (1), NOAA (1), OCHA (1), TRMM (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2),