Monday, October 14, 2013

Typhoon Wipha (Tino) Update #4

Issued (1230 UTC) 830pm PhT 101413

Typhoon Wipha (Bagyong Tino) has slightly weakened this afternoon as it undergoes an eyewall replacement cycle. The eye of Wipha was last located approximately 690km southeast of Okinawa. Maximum sustained winds are down to 185kph with gusts of up to 230kph. Typhoon Wipha is moving north northwestward at 25kph.

Japan Meteorological Agency has issued Gale and High Waves Advisories for much of the Ryukyu Islands due to Typhoon Wipha. However, the storm should stay far enough to not bring any significant weather conditions in the region.

IR Image from NRLMRY

Typhoon Wipha is currently undergoing an eyewall replacement cycle. The eye became cloud-filled and convection has weakened. Nevertheless, Wipha is still a very strong typhoon with strong winds that extend up to 200km away from the center.

Typhoon Wipha will continue moving northwestward tonight but should begin to recurve to the northeast by tomorrow morning. While no major impacts are expected for the Ryukyu Islands, Shikoku and parts of Honshu may begin to see some stormy weather beginning tomorrow and into Wednesday.

Chubu and Kanto Regions in Honshu, including the Tokyo Metro Area, could see some strong winds and heavy rains by tomorrow evening (Tuesday) and into Wednesday morning as the center of Wipha passes just to the southeast of the area.

We'll have another update tomorrow morning.

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