Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Tropical Storm Rumbia Update #9 (FINAL)

Issued (1130 UTC) 730pm PhT 070213

Tropical Storm Rumbia continues to significantly weaken as it moves further inland into Southern China. The storm was last located approximately 50km northeast of the city of Nanning in Guangxi Province. Maximum sustained winds are now down to 65kph with gusts of up to 85kph. TS Rumbia is moving northwestward at 20kph.

IR Image from NRLMRY

Latest satellite image shows the convection associated with Rumbia is weakening but is still expansive and continue to bring widespread rains across Southern China. The system made landfall early this morning in Leizhou Peninsula in the province of Guangdong and then moved northwestward into Guangxi Province.

Radar Image from CMA

Latest radar from Nanning shows widespread light to moderate rains continue to impact the area. So far we've received reports of up to 180mm of rainfall in the past 24 hours alone. Up to 100mm of rain is still possible tonight and into tomorrow. For the latest radar images and weather forecasts from China, please click HERE (CMA Official Website).

Tropical Storm Rumbia will continue weakening today, becoming a Tropical Depression later this afternoon. The storm could completely dissipate by as early as tonight. However, remnants of Rumbia will still continue to bring scattered rain showers across Southwestern China through tomorrow.

This is our final update for Tropical Storm Rumbia. The rest of the Western Pacific Basin is currently free from Tropical Cyclones and it looks like it'll remain that way through the next few days.

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