Sunday, December 18, 2011

Tropical Storm Washi Update #11

Tropical Storm Washi has now moved away from the Philippine Area of Responsibility. It was last located approximately 820km east southeast of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. Maximum sustained winds remain at 85kph gusting to 110kph. Washi has slowed down and is currently moving west southwestward at 15kph.

IR Image below shows the location of Washi. The core remains intact despite the increasing wind shear.

Washi will continue moving southwestward, avoiding Vietnam. It is forecast to begin to weaken as it approaches the Malay Peninsula by the middle part of this week.

Another update later this afternoon.
Issued (2130 UTC) 530am PhT 121911

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