Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Tropical Storm Trami Update #10 (LANDFALL)

Issued (02 UTC) 10am PhT 082213

Trami has made landfall in the province of Fujian in Southeastern China earlier this morning as a Category 1 Typhoon. It has since weakened to a Tropical Storm and was last located approximately 130km west of Fuzhou. Maximum sustained winds are now down to 100kph with gusts of up to 130kph. TS Trami is moving westward at 20kph.

IR Image from FNMOC

Latest satellite image shows the core of Trami weakening as it moves farther inland. It made landfall at around 3am local time near the city of Fuzhou. Winds of up to 150kph were recorded in the area along with heavy rainfall. Widespread rains still continue across Fujian Province and even Taiwan is still seeing bands of light to moderate rains.

Radar Image from CMA

Latest radar image from China shows light to moderate rains across Fujian Province and are starting to move into Jiangxi. You can also see the bands of rains still affecting Taiwan. Up to 200mm of have already been recorded so far across Fujian and another 50 to 100mm could fall in some places. For the latest radar images and weather forecasts from China, please click HERE (CMA Website).

Tropical Storm Trami will continue to rapidly weaken today as it moves further inland across Southern China. It should become a Tropical Depression later today and could even dissipate by tomorrow. However, residual rains could linger across the region through the weekend.

We'll have another update later today.

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