Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Tropical Depression Matmo Update #11 (FINAL)

Issued (13 UTC) 9am PhT 072414

Tropical Depression Matmo is now rapidly weakening as it moves across Eastern China. The system was last located approximately 230km northwest of Fuzhou or about 480km southwest of Shanghai. Maximum sustained winds are at 55kph with gusts of up to 75kph. TD Matmo is moving north northwestward at 25kph.

IR Image from NRLMRY

Latest satellite image shows Matmo decaying rapidly now as it continues to interact with land. The circulation is still intact but convective banding is suffering and is no longer well-developed. Despite this, however, some areas are still reporting gusty winds of up to 100kph. We should see continued weakening through the day, with total dissipation expected by tomorrow.

Radar Image from CWB

Latest satellite image shows widespread rains affecting the provinces of Fujian, Jiangxi, Zhejiang, and Anhui. Many areas are already reporting well over 200mm of rainfall and we could still up to 100mm fall through the next 24 hours. Flooding and landslides are still possible in this region as we head into the latter part of this week.

For the latest Radar Images and Weather Warnings from China, please click HERE (CMA Website).

Meanwhile, a plane crash in Taiwan is attributed to foul weather caused by Matmo as it moved across yesterday. So far, authorities estimate at least 40 people are killed because of the crash.

Tropical Depression Matmo will continue weakening today and should completely dissipate my tomorrow. Rains will continue across Eastern China and could also affect Shanghai by tomorrow. This will be the final update for Matmo.

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