Thursday, August 2, 2012

TS Damrey Update #10 (Landfall)

Damrey made landfall along the coast of Jiangsu Province earlier last night and has since weakened into a Tropical Storm. TS Damrey was last located approximately 450km north northwest of Shanghai or about 600km south southeast of Beijing. Maximum sustained winds are down to 95kph with gusts of up to 130kph. Damrey is currently moving west northwestward at 20kph.

Red alert remains in effect as Damrey moves further inland. Please continue monitoring this system especially along Jiangsu, Shandong, and Heibei Provinces.

CWB Radar (For more warnings and forecasts from China, please click HERE)

Latest image from Jiangsu shows the core of Damrey is still intact as it now crosses into Shandong Province. The bulk of heavy rains remain within 100km of the circulation although a line of thunderstorms has formed just east of Damrey. These rains will continue bringing stormy conditions in the area and there could be as much as 150mm of rain. Winds of up to 60kph are also still being reported and may last into tonight.

IR Image from NRLMRY

Amazingly, Damrey circulation remains fully intact and highly discernible on satellite. Unfortunately, this will mean longer stormy conditions for many regions here in NE China. However, Damrey should start to weaken rapidly today as continues to move inland. It could weaken to a Tropical Depression later tonight and could move near Beijing tomorrow morning as a weak remnant low.

We'll have another update later today.
Issued (00 UTC) 8am PhT 080312

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