Thursday, November 14, 2013

Tropical Depression 90W (32W/Pudol) Update #8 (FINAL)

Issued (0530 UTC) 0130pm PhT 111513

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Tropical Depression Pudol has finally made landfall in Vietnam earlier this morning. The center of the storm was last located approximately 300km northeast of Ho Chi Minh City. Maximum sustained winds remain at 45kph with gusts of up to 65kph. TD Pudol is currently moving westward at 30kph.

IR Image from NRLMRY

Latest satellite image shows widespread but rather disorganized convection associated with TD Pudol spreading across Vietnam. Japan Meteorological Agency actually upgraded TD 90W/32W for a brief period that is why it earned the international name of Pudol. It made landfall in Central Vietnam earlier this morning and is now weakening rapidly over land.

As much as 200mm of rain could fall in the next 24 to 48 hours across parts of Indochina particularly in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. Tropical Depression Pudol will continue rapidly weakening and should completely dissipate by tomorrow. However, residual rains may linger in the region for a couple more days.

This will be our final update on Tropical Depression Pudol.

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