Sunday, July 6, 2014

Super Typhoon Neoguri (Bagyong Florita) Update #9 (w/ Video)

Issued (22 UTC) 6am PhT 070714

Neoguri (Bagyong Florita) has attained Super Typhoon intensity overnight. The system was last located approximately 740km south of Okinawa or about 900km southeast of Taipei. Maximum sustained winds are now at 240kph with gusts of up to 295kph. Super Typhoon Neoguri is moving northwestward at 25kph.

Watch our latest Video Update below for more info:

Super Typhoon Neoguri is forecast to start impacting the Japanese Islands by Tuesday morning. We expect the worst conditions for Okinawa to occur from noon to about 6pm on Tuesday (local time). Winds of up to 180kph are possible. Since the eye will pass about 150km west of the island, Okinawa should be spared of the strongest winds of up to 250kph. Kumejima Island will bear the brunt, however, as the eye is forecast to pass very close to it.

By Thursday, Neoguri is forecast to move into Kyushu as a weakening Category 3 Typhoon.

We'll have another update later today.

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