Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Typhoon Trami Update #9

Issued (1130 UTC) 730pm PhT 082113

Typhoon Trami (Bagyong Trami) has exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility and is moving just north of Taiwan. It was last located approximately 80km north of Taipei, Taiwan or about 230km east of Fuzhou, China. Maximum sustained winds are at 120kph with gusts of up to 150kph. Typhoon Trami is moving west northwestward at 25kph.

IR Image from NRLMRY

Latest satellite image shows spiral banding improving as it wraps around the circulation center. The eye hasn't really tried appearing on the satellite yet but we are seeing the eyewall forming on microwave imagery. Radial outflow has also improved helping the system intensify this morning.

Radar Image from CMA

Latest radar from Fuzhou shows the outer bands of Trami starting to move into the Fujian Province of China. Furthermore, rains are also continuing to impact large parts of Taiwan with some places in the north already reporting up to 200mm of rain since this morning. Click HERE for the latest radar and forecasts from China (CMA Website). Click HERE for the radar and forecasts from Taiwan (CWB Website).

Typhoon Trami will continue moving west northwestward today and could make landfall near Fuzhou later tonight. Trami is already interacting with land in China so we no longer expect significant intensification to occur. Nevertheless, Trami is still a strong typhoon and could still bring damage with its winds and heavy rains.

We'll have another update tomorrow morning.

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