Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Typhoon Haikui and SW Monsoon Video Update 5

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Latest Video Update on Tropical Storm Haikui (upgraded to Typhoon by JTWC) now nearing Eastern China. Heavy rains from the outer bands, along with strong winds, are now being reported across Zhejiang Province. Haikui is forecast to continue moving slowly northwestward, and could make landfall in about 6 to 12 hours over Zhejiang Province, between the cities of Ningbo and Wenzhou. Stormy conditions here will persist and get worse tonight and last into later tomorrow. Shanghai will also start seeing stormy conditions tomorrow. Haikui could pass within 200km of Shanghai by Friday as a weakening Tropical Storm. It is also forecast to return to sea by Saturday and could bring heavy rains and strong winds across South Korea or Western Japan early next week. Please stay safe and continue monitoring the developments of Haikui on the news and CMA. If you are in Eastern China please continue monitoring the forecasts for your area as well as this system is forecast to make landfall in your region in later tonight.

Rest of the video looks at the other Tropical Depression NW of Wake Island and well away from Japan. We also look at the monsoon trough and the continuous effects of the Southwest Monsoon (Habagat) in the Philippines which continue to bring torrential rainfall across Manila and nearby provinces. Many dams and rivers are now overflowing and more than 20,000 residents have been evacuated so far. Nearly 200,000 people have been affected by the rains in one way or another. This is a developing situation and could get worse tonight as more rains are forecast to hit Manila and its environs. Please stay safe and continue monitoring the developments in your area on the news or on the web.

We'll have our Text Updates for Haikui and 13W in about an hour.
Issued (0930 UTC) 530pm PhT 080712

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