Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Typhoon Rammasun (Glenda) Update #13

Issued (0430 UTC) 1230pm PhT 071714

Typhoon Rammasun (Bagyong Glenda) is starting to re-intensify as it moves away from the Philippine Area of Responsibility. The system was last located approximately 650km west northwest of Manila or about 640km south of Hong Kong. Maximum sustained winds are up to 155kph with gusts of up to 195kph. Typhoon Rammasun is moving west northwestward at 20kph.

PAGASA has now dropped all Public Storm Warning Signals in the Philippines.

IR Image from NRLMRY

Latest satellite image shows Rammasun is starting to recover after it made landfall in Luzon, Philippines yesterday. An eye is starting to re-appear and the convection remains strong and well-organized. Further analysis reveals that the eyewall is recovering nicely and we expect it to become completely established later today which will lead to further intensification.

Typhoon Rammasun could reach Category 3 intensity once again as it moves across the South China Sea. It is forecast to make landfall in the island of Hainan by tomorrow afternoon (Friday). It will bring strong damaging winds along with widespread heavy rains in the region. Rammasun will, then, head towards Northern Vietnam by Saturday.

We'll have another update later this afternoon.

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