Overall Green alert Tropical Cyclone for FUNG-WONG-19
in Japan, Philippines, China

Event summary

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

GDACS ID TC 1000633
From - To 19 Nov - 23 Nov
Exposed countries Japan, Philippines, China
Exposed population No people in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed 111 km/h, Tropical storm
Maximum storm surge 0.8 m (22 Nov 17:00 UTC)
Vulnerability Medium (Philippines)


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+ Wind Storm surge Rainfall GDACS score
GDACS 111 km/h 0.8 m n.a. 0.5
Single TC: maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge, rainfall)
HWRF 126 km/h 1.2 m 465 mm 0.5
GFS 194 km/h 0.9 m 318 mm 1.5
ECMWF 112 km/h 0.9 m 622 mm 0.5
Beta Version - All weather systems in the area: maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge, rainfall)
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Philippines, Japan, Taiwan - Tropical Cyclone FUNG-WONG and KALMAEGI update (ECHO 22 Nov 2019)Fri, 22 Nov 2019 11:00

  • Tropical Cyclone FUNG-WONG (named SARAH in the Philippines), is weakening as it moves over the eastern Philippine Sea toward Miyako-jima Island. On 22 November at 00:00 UTC, its centre was located approximately 170 km south-east of coast of Yaeyama Island with maximum sustained winds of 95 km/h (tropical storm).
  • FUNG-WONG will pass over Miyako-jima Island on 22 November afternoon (UTC) and it is forecast to enter in the East China Sea, weakening and dissipating on 23 November.
  • Following the passage of Tropical Cyclone KALMAEGI that affected northern and central Luzon (Philippines), 13,342 people have been displaced (of which 10,741 sheltered in 221 evacuation centres) and 21,103 affected. In addition, at least 11 roads and 11 bridges have been closed.
  • Over the next 24 hours, moderate to heavy rain is forecast over northern and eastern Taiwan, while heavy rain and strong winds are forecast across Yaeyama and Miyako Islands where a red warning for high waves is in effect. In the Philippines, heavy rain is also forecast over northern Luzon, the Babuyan Islands, and the Batanes Islands.
Philippines, Japan - Tropical Cyclone KALMAEGI and FUNG-WONG update (ECHO 21 Nov 2019)Thu, 21 Nov 2019 11:03

  • Tropical Cyclone KALMAEGI's (RAMON in the Philippines) centre was approximately 200 km west-southwest of Manila on 21 November at 0.00 UTC, with maximum sustained winds of 46 km/h (tropical depression) but it will weaken and dissipate as it moves across the South China Sea. 
  • 12,060 people have been affected, 9,320 have been evacuated, 8,099 of which are sheltered in 156 centres. 19 houses have been damaged and 8 roads and 7 bridges closed.
  • Antoher Tropical Cyclone FUNG-WONG (SARAH in the Philippines) is moving over the western Philippine Sea and its centre was approximately 300 km east of Batan Island on 21 November at 0.00 UTC (Batanes Islands, northern Philippines) with maximum sustained winds of 111 km/h. 
  • FUNG-WONG will approach the islands of Ishigaki and Iriomote (Yaeyama Islands, southern Japan) on 22 November with maximum sustained winds up to 83 km/h.
  • On 21-22 November, moderate to heavy rain and strong winds are forecast for northern Luzon and the Yaeyama Islands (Japan) and light to moderate rain in the central and eastern Philippines.
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