Tuesday, June 5, 2012

TS Mawar Update #12 (FINAL)

Mawar has been downgraded to a Tropical Storm as it continues to weaken south of Japan. TS Mawar was last located approximately 490km southeast of Tokyo. Maximum sustained winds are now down to 100kph gusting to 150kph. Mawar is quickly moving to the east northeast at a speed of 55kph.

IR Image from NRLMRY

The system is now well on its way to becoming an extra-tropical cyclone and is now fully entrenched in the baroclinic zone. No more rains expected from this system although strong winds of 30 to 50kph are still affecting the Izu Islands. Furthermore, rough waves are also affecting the entire seaboard. JMA still has High Wave Warnings posted for the islands (High Wave Advisories elsewhere).

Mawar is forecast to complete extra-tropical transition later today and will continue moving across the North Pacific as a storm-force extra-tropical cyclone. This is our final update for the system. Elsewhere in the Pacific, we are not seeing any potential cyclones at this time. Nevertheless, we continue to watch Invest 97W and the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) for possible signs of development.
Issued (0230 UTC) 1030am PhT 060612

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