Issued (11 UTC) 7pm PhT 080114
Tropical Storm Nakri continues to move across the East China Sea. The storm was last located approximately 420km east southeast of Shanghai or about 500km north northwest of Okinawa. Maximum sustained winds have increased to 100kph with gusts of up to 130kph. TS Nakri is moving northwest at 25kph.
IR Image from NRLMRY
Latest satellite image shows the large circulation of Nakri devoid of central convection. However, the outer periphery has strong convective bands that are bringing strong winds and heavy rains across the Japanese Islands. Many places, including Okinawa, reported seeing up to typhoon-force winds this afternoon, along with periods of heavy rain. This despite the Joint Typhoon Warning Center not issuing any warnings for this system. Kadena Air Base went to TCCOR Storm Watch, however, due to the threat of the strong winds.
Tropical Storm Nakri will continue moving generally northward over the next 24 to 48 hours. It will pass east of Shanghai but could still bring strong winds of up to 100kph along the Chinese coast. Meanwhile, Kyushu and parts of South Korea will begin to see light to moderate rains tonight, along with strong winds. Nakri is forecast to move into the Korean Peninsula by Monday bringing stormy conditions in the region.
We'll have another update tomorrow.