Sunday, August 7, 2011

Tropical Storm Muifa Update #29

Muifa continues to affect much of South Korea as it weakens over the Yellow. It was last located approximately 250km west northwest of Jeju Island or about 430km southwest of Seoul. Muifa was downgraded to a tropical storm with maximum sustained winds now around 110kph gusting to 155kph. Tropical Storm Muifa is moving northward at around 25kph.

Latest radar image from South Korea shows widespread light to moderate rain (10-30mm/hr) with bands of heavy rain (30-50mm/hr) affecting the provinces of Jeollanam and Jeollabuk in the western sections of the country. Rains will continue for at least 12 more hours, overspreading much of the Peninsula later tonight. Jeju island has already reported around 100mm of rain so we expect 100-200mm and maybe even 300 or 500mm of rain to fall here in Western South Korea including Seoul. Precipitation will then move north towards Shandong Peninsula and also North Korea by Monday.

Radar image from KMA

For more information from Korea Meteorological Administration, click HERE

Muifa is forecast to brush Shandong Peninsula, passing about 250km east of Qingdao or about 130km east of Yantai by Monday morning. Muifa will then make another landfall, this time in Liaoning Province; passing about 150km east of Dalian by Monday night. It will move across NE China weakening to a tropical depression and eventually dissipating by Wednesday.

Video update will be posted soon, stay tuned!
Issued (0930 UTC) 530pm PhT 080711

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