Saturday, August 3, 2013

Tropical Depression Jebi Update #8 (FINAL)

Issued (00 UTC) 8am PhT 080413

Jebi has weakened to a Tropical Depression and could dissipate later today as it moves further inland. The system was last located approximately 160km south of Kunming City or about 400km northwest of Hanoi. Maximum sustained winds are down to 45kph with gusts of up to 65kph. TD Jebi is moving west northwestward at 30kph.

IR Image from NRLMRY

Jebi made landfall yesterday in Northern Vietnam and passed near the city of Hanoi. The storm brought heavy rains of up to 200mm along with strong winds causing havoc in many parts of the country. Right now, Jebi has crossed into Southwestern China and is currently moving across Yunnan Province. Despite the weakening, some strong convective activity associated with this system linger and will continue bringing rains across the Indochina Region.

Tropical Depression Jebi should fully dissipate today. In fact, both the Japan Meteorological Agency and the Joint Typhoon Warning Center have given their final warnings for this system. Likewise, this will be our final update for Jebi.

Radar Image from Cebu

Elsewhere in the Pacific, a tropical disturbance (Invest 94W) is currently moving across the Central Philippines. This disturbance is bringing widespread rains across Visayas particularly in the islands of Cebu, Bohol, and Leyte. As much as 100mm of rain could fall this morning and could cause flooding and landslides. JTWC is giving the system a "LOW" chance of development. However, some computer models are hinting of a possible development once the system moves into the West Philippine Sea/South China Sea in the coming days. For the latest radar images and rainfall forecasts for the Philippines, click HERE (ClimateX).

We'll have a Tropical Update by tomorrow.

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