Thursday, August 15, 2013

Tropical Depression Utor Update #19 (FINAL)

Issued (1130 UTC) 730pm PhT 081513

Utor continues to weaken significantly and has now been downgraded to a Tropical Depession. It was last located approximately 250km northwest of Guangzhou. Maximum sustained winds are down to 55kph with gusts of up to 75kph. TD Utor is moving northward at 15kph.

IR Image from NRLMRY

Latest satellite image shows the rains associated with Utor continuing to affect much of Guangdong Province. As mentioned, Utor continues to weaken but the main circulation is still somewhat intact. However, strong convection is beginning to die down as the source of energy (warm ocean) is no longer available.

Tropical Depression Utor should dissipate by tomorrow. However, widespread rain showers will linger in the region for another one to two days. Some places have already surpassed 350mm of rain accumulation over the past two days. Up to 100mm of more rain could fall in Southwestern Guangdong.

This will be our final update on Utor. Rest of the Western Pacific is cyclone free, although we are watching two low pressure areas that have the potential to become cyclones this weekend.

We'll have a Tropical Update tomorrow morning.

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