Friday, November 1, 2013

Typhoon Krosa (Vinta) Update #8

Issued (1230 UTC) 830pm PhT 110113

Typhoon Krosa (Bagyong Vinta) is starting to recover as it moves across the South China Sea away from the Philippine Area of Responsibility. The center was last located approximately 400km northwest of Laoag City or about 430km southeast of Hong Kong. Maximum sustained winds are at 140kph with gusts of up to 175kph. Typhoon Krosa is moving west northwestward at 20kph.

IR Image from NRLMRY

Latest satellite image shows a large, yet irregular, eye has formed once again as it moves across the warm waters of the South China Sea/West Philippine Sea. Convective activity is also improving, especially on the southern side, and radial outflow is pretty good as well. Outer bands may start to impact Hong Kong later tonight and could continue through tomorrow.

For the latest radar images, forecasts, and warnings from Hong Kong, please click HERE (HKO Website).

Typhoon Krosa will continue moving westward affecting Southern China, including Hong Kong and Macau. It will then turn to the southwest and could threaten Hainan Island by tomorrow evening. Continued intensification is likely as well so stormy conditions will be a big threat to the areas mentioned.

We'll have another update tomorrow.

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