Thursday, August 29, 2013

Tropical Storm Kong-Rey Update #8

Issued (0230 UTC) 1030am PhT 083013

Tropical Storm Kong-Rey continues to weaken as it accelerates across the East China Sea. The storm center was last located approximately 320km southeast of Shanghai, China or about 500km northwest of Okinawa, Japan. Maximum sustained winds are now down to 65kph with gusts of up to 85kph. TS Kong-Rey is moving north northeastward at 25kph.

IR Image from NRLMRY

Latest satellite image shows the fully-exposed low-level center of Kong-Rey. Strong wind shear really wreaked havoc on this system's organization in the past few days. Now, it is beginning to be picked up by an approaching mid-latitude trough from the north. There is still some convection that remains though, and it is bringing rains across parts of Southeastern China today.

Tropical Storm Kong-Rey is forecast to begin transitioning into an extra-tropical cyclone today and could make landfall in Kyushu by tomorrow morning bringing scattered showers and gusty winds in the area.

We'll have another update later today.

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