Wednesday, July 18, 2012

TS Khanun Update #7 (Landfall)

Tropical Storm Khanun has made landfall on the northwestern part of South Korea. The storm was last located approximately 30km southeast of Seoul. Maximum sustained winds have now weakened to 75kph with gusts of up to 95kph. Khanun is currently moving NNE at 30kph.

Radar Image from KMA

Khanun has moved more to the east than expected and has made landfall near Seosan on the western coast of South Korea. The storm is now over land and rains and gusty winds are overspreading much of the peninsula. Latest radar image indicate widespread light to moderate rains of 10 to 20mm/hour with the heaviest situated around Seoul. The storm is moving quickly to the north and should pose too much of a problem. However, still be aware for the possibility of flash floods especially in the urban and mountainous areas. There could be around 40 to 80mm of rain today. For the latest radar images from South Korea, please click HERE (KMA website)

IR Image from NRLMRY

Khanun is now moving over land and should continue weaken throughout today. It will cross into North Korea later this morning and could dissipate completely by tomorrow morning. We'll have another update later this afternoon.
Issued (22 UTC) 6am PhT 071912

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