Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Tropical Depression Fung-Wong Update #9 (FINAL)

Issued (04 UTC) 12pm PhT 092414

Fung-Wong has weakened to a Tropical Depression as it becomes an extra-tropical cyclone over the Yellow Sea. The storm center was last located approximately 60km northeast of Jeju or about 420km south of Seoul, South Korea. Maximum sustained winds are down to 55kph with gusts of up to 75kph. TD Fung-Wong is moving east northeastward at 20kph.

IR Image from NRLMRY

Latest satellite image shows Fung-Wong continuing to significantly weaken with central convection diminishing and the low-level center becoming more elongated. The system is now well-underway the extra-tropical transition process. Frontal characteristics are starting to become more pronounced and we expect Fung-Wong to become completely extra-tropical later today.

Radar Image from KMA

Latest radar image from South Korea show widespread light to moderate rains affecting the country. Rain showers are also affecting parts of Kyushu and Western Honshu. Rains will spread eastward later today and will move farther into Japan.

For the latest radar images from South Korea, please click HERE (KMA Website)

Tropical Depression Fung-Wong will continue moving eastward today and then become an extra-tropical cyclone over the Sea of Japan later tonight. Rains and gusty winds will move eastward across Honshu but should not be much of a significant threat.

This will be our final update on Fung-Wong. A developing tropical disturbance was spotted near the Mariana Islands today. This disturbance (Invest 98W) has a high chance of becoming a Tropical Cyclone in the next 24 hours. We'll continue closely monitoring this system and will put up an update once it gets upgraded to a depression.

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