Thursday, October 21, 2010

Typhoon Megi Update #28

Typhoon Megi briefly strengthened to Category 3 status 6 hours ago but latest satellite images certainly suggest that Megi is now weakening; the eye has become disorganized and the overall structure is beginning to be eroded.

Current maximum winds are estimated to be around 170kph. Megi is moving northward at 10kph. Outer rainbands are beginning to affect Guangdong, China; extending as far east as Kaohsiung, Taiwan. As seen from Taiwan Radar (Central Weather Bureau):

Typhoon Megi is forecast to continue weakening, becoming a tropical storm before making landfall just west of Xiamen on Saturday. It is expected to dissipate 36-48 hours after landfall.

For updates about Tropical Depressions 16W and 17W, please refer to our other post.
Issued (0630 UTC) 2pm PhT 102210

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