Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Tropical Depression 90W (Zoraida) Update #7

Issued (03 UTC) 11am PhT 111413

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Tropical Depression 90W continues to move across the South China Sea/West Philippine Sea and is nearing the coast of Vietnam. The circulation center was last located approximately 850km east northeast of the city of Ho Chi Minh. Maximum sustained winds remain at 45kph with gusts of up to 65kph. TD 90W is moving westward at 25kph.

IR Image from NRLMY

Latest satellite image is still showing a very disorganized system although strong convective activity have begun to form closer to the elongated low-level center. We no longer expect TD 90W to intensify into a Tropical Storm, however, since it is nearing land. Nevertheless, the system will still bring periods of light to moderate rains across Central Vietnam.

Tropical Depression 90W is forecast to continue moving westward and could make landfall in Vietnam later this evening or early tomorrow morning (Friday). Rains should begin to affect the coast beginning this afternoon and will continue through the next 24 to 48 hours. We're expecting up to 100mm of rain to fall and that could cause minor flooding and even landslides in some areas. After landfall, TD 90W is expected to continue weakening and dissipate thereafter.

We'll have another update tomorrow.

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