Saturday, July 19, 2014

Tropical Storm Rammasun Update #18 (FINAL)

Issued (15 UTC) 11pm PhT 071914

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Tropical Storm Rammasun is now rapidly dissipating over Northern Vietnam. The storm center was last located approximately 160km north of Hanoi, Vietnam. Maximum sustained winds are at 75kph with gusts of up to 95kph. TS Rammasun is moving west northwestward at 20kph.

IR Image from NOAA

Latest satellite image shows Rammasun quickly unraveling as it traverses Northern Vietnam. The circulation is rapidly dissipating with central convection rapidly deteriorating. Rain bands are still present, however, and will likely linger in the region for another 24 to 48 hours.

Radar Image from CMA

Latest radar image out of Southwestern China shows bands of light to moderate rains are still affecting Yunnan and Guangxi Provinces. Many areas are still reporting 50mm of accumulation to as much as 100mm. Winds of 60 to 80kph are also still being felt in some locations.

For the latest radar images and weather warnings for China, please click HERE (CMA Website)

Tropical Storm Rammasun has killed at least eight (8) people in China and another 70+ people in the Philippines. Thankfully, this system is now dissipating over land.

This will be the final warning for Tropical Storm Rammasun.

We'll have the latest update on Typhoon Matmo tomorrow morning.

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