Thursday, July 10, 2014

Tropical Storm Neoguri Update #16

Issued (1130 UTC) 730pm PhT 071014

Tropical Storm Neoguri continues to move quickly across Japan today. The system was last located approximately 130km south southeast of Osaka. Maximum sustained winds are at 85kph with gusts of up to 110kph. TS Neoguri is moving east northeast at 40kph.

Radar Image from JMA

Neoguri is skirting the coast along the Kii Peninsula and is bringing scattered light to moderate rains. Rains are also beginning to move eastward into Chubu and Kanto regions. Strong winds of up to 80kph are also still being reported along the southern coasts of Aichi and Shizuoka Prefectures. For the latest radar images and official forecasts, please click HERE (JMA Website)

Due to the rapidly weakening nature of Neoguri, we are not expecting any torrential rainfall amounts across the region anymore. Some areas may still see up to 200mm of rain but most of the region should see less than that. Neoguri is also moving very quickly northeastward and will reach the Tokyo Area by tomorrow morning bringing breezy conditions and light rains. The system should be out of Honshu by tomorrow afternoon (Friday).

IR Image from NOAA

Aside from Neoguri, we are also watching a disturbance near the islands of Chuuk which could develop into a Tropical Cyclone in the next 24 hours. The Joint Typhoon Warning Center has already issued a Tropical Cyclone Formation Alert indicating HIGH chance of development. The system is tracking northwestward and could impact Guam and the Mariana Islands in the next 2 to 3 days.

We'll have another update tomorrow morning.

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