Friday, September 17, 2010

Typhoon Fanapi (Inday) Update #6

Typhoon Fanapi (Inday) continues to move to the northwest. Due to the favorable conditions in the area, Fanapi has managed to intensify by as much as 25kph in the last 12hours. It is now a category 2 typhoon with sustained winds of up to 155kph and gusts of up to 195kph. Tyhpoon Fanapi is moving to the northwest at 10kph.

It is still expected to eventually turn more to the west. Due to the pace of the strengthening, it is likely that Fanapi will attain category 3 status before making landfall in Taiwan. Sustained winds of as much as 180kph could batter Eastern Taiwan beginning Sunday. Fanapi will then weaken significantly as it crosses the Taiwan Strait. Fanapi will make a second landfall near Xiamen on Monday.

Issued (18 UTC) 2am PST 091710

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