Sunday, September 15, 2013

Tropical Storm Man-Yi Update #5 (LANDFALL)

Issued (2330 UTC) 730am PhT 091613

Tropical Storm Man-Yi is now making landfall in Aichi Prefecture on the island of Honshu. The center of the storm was last located approximately 60km southeast of Nagoya or about 220km west southwest of Tokyo. Maximum sustained winds are now up to 110kph with gusts of up to 140kph. TS Man-Yi is moving north northeastward at 25kph.

IR Image from NOAA

Latest satellite image shows a much improved organization of Man-Yi with good convection and a symmetrical core. The system made landfall in Aichi Prefecture and is currently moving across Toyohashi. Sustained winds of up to 100kph along with gusts of up to 130kph have been recorded by some stations within the circulation of Man-Yi. Strong winds will continue along the path of the storm even though it has made landfall.

Radar Image from JMA

Aside from the strong winds, widespread heavy rains will also continue to impact Chubu and Kansai Regions. Many places have already recorded rainfall amounts of up to 100mm this morning. Rains will continue and spread northeastward into Kansai with accumulations of up to 300mm possible especially in mountainous areas. For the latest radar images and warnings from Japan, click HERE (JMA Website).

Tropical Storm Man-Yi should start to weaken as it continues to move across Honshu. It will be crossing into Kansai Region by tomorrow and will pass northwest of Tokyo. Man-Yi is forecast to complete extra-tropical transition in the next 24 hours but stormy conditions are expected to linger across Honshu through the next few days.

We'll have another update later today.

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