Monday, July 23, 2012

Typhoon Vicente Update #9 [Landfall]

Typhoon Vicente is now quickly weakening over Guangdong Province after making landfall earlier today near Macau. Vicente was last located approximately 180km west southwest of Guangzhou. Maximum sustained winds are now down to 160kph with gusts of up to 200kph, making it a Category-2 typhoon on the Saffir Simpson Scale. Vicente is currently moving west northwestward at 25kph.

Radar from CMA

Latest radar from CMA shows the bulk of the rains have now moved onshore. The eye and the eyewall have degraded and are no longer discernible on radar. Nevertheless, widespread rains should still be expected across the province today. There could be as much as 100 to 150mm of rain falling here, especially in mountainous areas. Always listen to the news for the latest.

IR Image from NRLMRY

The Joint Typhoon Warning Center have actually made their final warning on Vicente although they have kept it at Category 3 intensity. JMA, meanwhile, continues to warn on the system but have downgraded Vicente to a Severe Tropical Storm. Based on wind reports in the region, as well as satellite and radar images, we have kept Vicente on a Category 2 intensity--but please remember our analysis is NOT OFFICIAL!

Typhoon Vicente will continue weakening as it moves further inland. It will start turning more to the west later today, bringing rains and strong winds along the way. It could become a tropical storm later tonight and eventually dissipate tomorrow. We'll have more updates and forecasts later in our afternoon update.
Issued (0430 UTC) 1230pm PhT 072412

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