Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Tropical Depression 24W Update #2 (FINAL)

Tropical Depression 24W remains a very weak cyclone as it drifts across South China Sea. It was last located approximately 580km southeast of Hanoi or about 190km northeast of Da Nang; also 160km south of Hainan Island. Maximum sustained winds are at 45kph gusting to 65kph. It is moving east northeastward at 15kph.

TD 24W is now on a weakening trend with the circulation center now fully exposed due to a significant increase in wind shear.Nevertheless, the storm is still bringing moderate to sometimes heavy rain across parts of Vietnam with amounts ranging from 100 to sometimes 200mm in 24 hours.

TD 24W is forecast to continue moving northeastward and will likely persist as a disturbance for the next 24 to 36 hours so continue to watch for heavy rain across Vietnam and Hainan. A trough is expected to scoop up and ultimately "kill" the system.

This is the final warning for Tropical Depression 24W.

IR Image from NRLMRY showing the exposed LLCC and the rain clouds associated with 24W currently affecting Northern and Central Vietnam as well as the island of Hainan.

Issued (0930 UTC) 530pm PhT 110811

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