Sunday, September 25, 2011

Tropical Storm Haitang Update #3

Tropical Storm Haitang continues to move across the South China Sea. Maximum sustained winds remain at 65kph gusting to 90kph. Haitang was last located approximately 380km east northeast of Da Nang, Vietnam. It is moving westward at 10kph.

IR Image shows amazing convective activity with cloud tops as cold as -80C. The majority of this activity, however, is being displaced to the west due to strong wind shear in the region (around 20kts). This is stopping Haitang to intensify any further.

IR Image from NRLMRY

Forecasts remain the same. We'll have another update later this afternoon.
Issued (2130 UTC) 530am PhT 092611

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