Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Tropical Depression 30W Update #6

Issued (00 UTC) 8am PhT 110613

Tropical Depression 30W is nearing the Vietnamese Coast this morning. The storm center was last located approximately 580km east northeast of Ho Chi Minh City. Maximum sustained winds remain at 45kph with gusts of up to 65kph. TD 30W is moving westward at 30kph.

IR Image from FNMOC

Latest satellite image shows fragmented convective activity continues to form and is nearing the coast of Vietnam. The system never really got its act together despite moving across the South China Sea. However, despite the weakness of this storm, widespread rains are still likely for Southern Vietnam and even Cambodia.

The center of Tropical Depression 30W will make landfall in Vietnam later this afternoon. Rainfall accumulations of up to 200mm is possible in some areas and Ho Chi Minh may even see up to 100mm as well. Winds of up to 60kph are also possible, especially along the coast.

TD 30W should rapidly weaken and eventually dissipate after it makes landfall. However, rainfall will continue across Southern Vietnam, Cambodia, and even into parts of Thailand.

We'll have another update later today. We'll also have our update on Typhoon Haiyan in about an hour.

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