Friday, August 2, 2013

Tropical Storm Jebi Update#7 (LANDFALL)

Issued (0130 UTC) 930am PhT 080313

Tropical Storm Jebi is now making its second landfall--this time in Vietnam. The storm was last located approximately 180km east of Hanoi. Maximum sustained winds are at 100kph with gusts of up to 130kph. TS Jebi is currently moving west northwestward at 25kph.

IR Image from NRLMRY

 Latest satellite image shows the central dense overcast associated with Jebi is now moving inland into the coast of Northern Vietnam. The system was able to maintain strong tropical storm intensity as it moved across the Gulf of Tonkin. Right now, strong convective activity will bring widespread rains across much of Vietnam and neighboring countries like Laos.

Tropical Storm Jebi is forecast to move near Hanoi later today bringing dangerous conditions there as well. We expect the storm weather to last throughout the day but should begin to taper by tomorrow. Jebi should also rapidly weaken as it moves further inland. Nevertheless, up to 200mm of rain is still expected along with winds that could gust up to 100kph especially in coastal areas.Always consult with your local officials for the latest warnings and advisories for your area.

We'll have another update later today.

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