Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Tropical Storm Nock-Ten (Juaning) Update #14

Good news, Tropical Storm Nock-Ten (Bagyong Juaning) is now quickly moving away from the Philippines. It exited the island of Luzon at around 9pm last night and is now across the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). Juaning was last located approximately 200km northwest of Dagupan City. Maximum sustained winds are around 95kph gusting to 120kph. Juaning is moving west northwestward at 30kph.

TS Nock-Ten (Juaning) managed to survive the trek across Northern Luzon as it left the island as a tropical storm. Latest IR images suggest it is now recovering rather quickly from that crossing. Convection is beginning to blow up again, mainly on the southern side of the storm. It continues to affect Western Luzon including Pangasinan, Zambales, and Bataan with moderate rain and gusty winds. Light to sometimes moderate rain, meanwhile, will continue to affect much of Luzon for the next 6 hours or so. Conditions should begin to improve for the island today (Thursday).

Nock-Ten is forecast to continue moving westward across the South China Sea. It is expected to make landfall in Hainan (Southern China) by as early as Friday.

Our next update will be around 11pm today, both for TS Nock-Ten and TD 11W.
Issued (1830 UTC) 230am PhT 072811

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