Issued (00 UTC) 8am PhT 100913
Danas is nearing the completion of its extra-tropical transition. The system is currently moving quickly across the Sea of Japan and was last located approximately 260km north of Osaka. Maximum sustained winds are down to 85kph with gusts of up to 110kph. TS Danas is moving northeastward at 45kph.
IR Image from NOAA
Latest satellite image shows the core of Danas rapidly losing convection. The system is taking extra-tropical characteristics as it encounters strong westerly winds and the baroclinic zone. The low-level center is also becoming more exposed with each passing hour.
Radar image from JMA
Latest radar image from JMA shows some scattered light to moderate rains associated with Danas impacting parts of Honshu. A line of moderate rains is forming and moving across Kansai Region and will continue moving eastward and probably strengthen a little as Danas forms frontal characteristics. The good news is that since the system is moving quickly, we are not expecting any significant rainfall accumulation across Japan. For the latest radar images and forecasts from Japan, please click HERE (JMA Website)
Danas is expected to become completely extra-tropical later today and will make landfall in the Tohoku Region in Northern Honshu. Rains will quickly move across the region, then.
This will be our final update on Danas. Please stay tuned for our update on the newly-formed cyclone in the Western Pacific: Tropical Depression 24W (Bagyong Santi).