Monday, September 30, 2013

Typhoon Wutip Update #8 (LANDFALL)

Issued (1230 UTC) 830pm PhT 093013

Typhoon Wutip has finally made landfall in Vietnam earlier today. The storm was last located approximately 100km south of Vinh or about 360km south southwest of Hanoi. Maximum sustained winds are down to 120kph with gusts of up to 150kph. Typhoon Wutip is moving west northwestward at 25kph.

IR Image from FNMOC

Latest satellite image shows the clouds associated with Wutip are now moving further inland into Vietnam and Laos. Wutip was able to re-intensify earlier today back to a Category 2 Typhoon before making landfall south of the city of Vinh. Coastal areas there received heavy rainfall along with strong and damaging winds of up to 160kph.

The center of Wutip will cross into Laos later tonight. It will also weaken to a Tropical Storm as it moves further inland. Heavy rains will threaten much of the region through the next few days. Wutip is forecast to dissipate late tomorrow evening (Tuesday).

IR Image from NOAA

Meanwhile, two new tropical cyclones formed in the Pacific today. One is located south of Japan while the other is located east of the Philippines. TD Sepate is south of Tokyo and is forecast to recurve to the north. Meanwhile, the other system is TD 22W (Bagyong Quedan) and that is forecast to continue moving northward.

We'll have complete updates on these systems tomorrow morning.

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