Thursday, October 21, 2010

Typhoon Megi Update #26/TD 16W Update #1

Typhoon Megi continues to move northward. It remains a category 3 with winds of 185kph. No changes in the forecast. Megi will slowly weaken before making landfall in Southern China (near Shantou/Xiamen) this Saturday.

The tropical disturbance in the Western Pacific is now a tropical depression. TD 16W was last located approximately 850km south of Iwo To (JTWC--11am). It has maximum winds of 45kph and is moving west northwestward at 10kph. It is forecast to slowly strengthen, becoming a tropical storm tomorrow.

Issued (15 UTC) 11pm PhT 102110

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