This is our latest video update on Severe Tropical Storm Saola (Bagyong Gener) and Damrey. Saola made landfall in Eastern Taiwan last night and has really weakened as it moves across the northeastern part of Taiwan. The system continues to bring torrential rainfall across Taiwan with some areas now picking up 600mm of rain in the past 24 hours. Saola is forecast to make landfall in Fujian Province in China early tomorrow morning (Friday). Damrey on the other hand has intensified over the Eastern China Sea and is now nearing landfall in China. The system has maintained a symmetrical eye with an established eyewall; JTWC is actually calling Damrey a Typhoon while JMA, for some reason, is keeping it at Severe Tropical Storm Intensity. Damrey is forecast to make landfall in Jiangsu Province in about two hours. It will rapidly weaken as it moves across NE China and could fully dissipate later tomorrow.
Text Updates for both Saola and Damrey will follow in about an hour.
Issued (09 UTC) 5pm PhT 080212