Sunday, November 10, 2013

Typhoon Haiyan Update #16 (VIDEO)

Issued (10 UTC) 6pm PhT 111013


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Typhoon Haiyan (Bagyong Yolanda) continues to move near Hainan Island and is on its way towards Northern Vietnam. The storm center was last located approximately 230km southwest of Haikou, Hainan or about 400km southeast of Hanoi, Vietnam. Haiyan is down to a Category 1 Typhoon with maximum sustained winds of 150kph with gusts of up to 185kph. It is currently moving northwestward at 30kph.

IR Image from NRLMRY

Latest satellite image shows rainclouds covering much of Hainan as the storm brushes the southwestern part of the island. The coastal city of Sanya recorded winds of up to 140kph. Furthermore, rainfall amounts of up to 250mm have been recorded across Hainan. We expect another 50 to 100mm to fall in the next 12 hours. Haiyan will move towards Northern Vietnam making landfall near Hanoi later tonight. Heavy rains, strong winds, and storm surge will threaten Vietnam and could bring widespread damages there.

For more information on Haiyan and the ongoing relief operations in the Philippines, please watch our video below:

We detail the threats of Haiyan for Vietnam. We also give an update on the situation in the Philippines and the first images out of Guiuan, Eastern Samar showing the destruction in that town. We are also updating viewers on the possible storm that could impact the Philippines this week. If it does form, PAGASA will give the name Bagyong Zoraida and could bring rains for Visayas.

We'll have another update tomorrow morning.

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