Friday, September 30, 2011

Tropical Storm Nesat Update #20 (Landfall)

Tropical Storm Nesat (Former Bagyong Pedring) has made landfall in Northeastern Vietnam roughly 3 hours ago. It is now moving near Hanoi, located approximately 20km east of the city. Maximum sustained winds have weakened to 100kph gusting to 130kph and will continue decreasing as Nesat moves across land. It is moving westward at 20kph.

Latest radar out of Phu Lien shows the widespread light to moderate rains with bands of heavy rain. These rains will likely bring 100 to 200mm of rain for the next 24 hours with isolated amounts of up to or more than 300mm.

Radar from NCHMF, for more click HERE
VIS Image shows the structure of the storm has deteriorated as it interacts with land.

Nesat is forecast to continue rapidly weakening as it moves westward. It will move away from Hanoi tonight but will continue bringing moderate rains and gusty winds for much of Northern Vietnam. Nesat is expected to weaken to a depression tomorrow morning and could dissipate by tomorrow afternoon over the Vietnam/Laos Border. Remnants will still bring rains for Laos and the rest of Indochina.

We'll have another update tomorrow.
Issued (0930 UTC) 530pm PhT 093011

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