Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Tropical Depression Khanun Update #8 (FINAL)

Tropical Depression Khanun is now rapidly weakening over the Korean Peninsula. It has crossed into North Korea and was last located approximately 170km east of Pyongyang. Maximum sustained winds are now down to 45kph with gusts of up to 65kph. Khanun is currently moving north northeastward at 35kph.

IR Image from NRLMRY

Satellite images continue to show high cloud tops bringing rains across North Korea. Rain has pretty much ended for South Korea with many areas receiving around 40 to 80mm of rain with some areas (eg Incheon) reporting more than 100mm. Gusty winds continue to be felt though with Seoul still reporting around 30 to 40kph winds on their last update, but should start to die down this afternoon. On the other hand, rain and gusty winds will still continue for North Korea in the next 6 to 12 hours. There could be as much as 100mm of rain in some places here, particularly on the eastern side of the country.

Khanun is now weakening and could dissipate tomorrow morning as it heads out into Sea of Japan. This is the final update for Khanun. Meanwhile, Invest 92W located 700km east of Luzon continues to slowly consolidate. We'll have more updates on this disturbance later in our afternoon update.
Issued (04 UTC) 12pm PhT 071912

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