Sunday, October 6, 2013

Typhoon Fitow Update #12

Issued (0830 UTC) 430pm PhT 100613

Typhoon Fitow is currently moving just north of Taiwan as it moves closer towards the southeastern coast of China. The storm center was last located approximately 190km north northeast of Taipei, Taiwan or about 300km east northeast of Fuzhou, China. Maximum sustained winds have gone down to 140kph with gusts of up to 175kph making. Fitow is moving west northwestward at 10kph.

IR Image from FNMOC

Latest satellite image shows the eye of Fitow is becoming more clouded as it nears China. Convective activity is still strong and microwave analysis shows that the eyewall is still partially intact. Outflow remains good as well and is helping to slow down the intensification that is currently happening.

Radar Image from CMA

Latest radar image from Fuzhou shows the eye of Fitow approaching from the east. Bands of light to moderate rains will begin to impact Fujian Province in a few hours. Northern Taiwan is also experiencing strong winds and light rains. Taipei reported winds of up to 70kph; rains and winds there should start to die down tonight, though, as Fitow makes landfall in China. For the latest radar image and weather warnings from China, please click HERE (CMA Website)

We are expecting landfall north of Fuzhou City but still in Fujian Province later tonight. Fitow will be bringing strong winds and widespread rainfall across the region in the next 24 hours. After landfall, it will rapidly weaken but will still bring stormy conditions as it moves further inland.

We'll have another update on Fitow later tonight.

1 comment:

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