Sunday, August 3, 2014

Tropical Storm Nakri Update #3

Issued (1030 UTC) 630pm PhT 080314

Tropical Storm Nakri continues to weaken as it nears South Korea. The system was last located approximately 230km southwest of Seoul. Maximum sustained winds are at 65kph with gusts of up to 85kph. TS Nakri is moving north northeastward at 10kph.

IR Image from NRLMRY

Latest satellite image shows convection continues to weaken and very little near the circulation center. Furthermore, the low-level center itself has weakened and become broader as sea-surface temperatures in the region become unfavorable for tropical cyclones. Nevertheless, light to moderate rains are still affecting the Korean Peninsula and even parts of Japan.

Tropical Storm Nakri is forecast to make landfall in South Korea early tomorrow morning (Monday). It will pass south of Seoul and weaken to a Tropical Depression as it crosses land. Winds shouldn't be that of a concern anymore and rainfall amounts shouldn't exceed 100mm in most places. Nakri will exit into the Sea of Japan but will be very weak at that point.

Parts of Shikoku and Honshu in Japan will continue to see light to moderate rains in the coming days. This as parts of Shikoku received as much as 500mm over the past 2 days due to the rain bands from Nakri. These rain bands will continue moving eastward across Honshu in the next 24 to 48 hours.

We'll have another update tomorrow.

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