Saturday, July 5, 2014

Typhoon Neoguri (Bagyong Florita) Update #7 (w/ Video)

Issued (2130 UTC) 530am PhT 070614

Below is our latest Video Update on Typhoon Neoguri (Bagyong Florita). Watch for our in-depth analysis and forecasts for this storm.

Typhoon Neoguri continues to slowly intensify as it enters the Philippine Area of Responsibility. The typhoon was last located approximately 1,130km southeast of Okinawa or about 1,400km east northeast of Manila. Maximum sustained winds are now at 220kph with gusts of up to 280kph. Typhoon Neoguri is moving west northwestward at 25kph.

Typhoon Neoguri will continue moving northwestward and should still attain Super Typhoon Category 5 intensity in the next 24 hours. We expect rains to start affecting Okinawa and the rest of the Ryukyu Islands by Monday evening. The strong damaging typhoon winds will start lashing the Japanese Islands by early Tuesday morning and will last into Wednesday. Aside from the strong winds, heavy rains of up to 400mm should also be expected across the region.

We'll have another update later today. If you live in one of the islands under the path of Neoguri, please start preparing NOW! Stay safe and always heed the warnings and forecasts from your officials.

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