Monday, September 22, 2014

Tropical Storm Fung-Wong Update #8 (LANDFALL)

Issued (00 UTC) 8am PhT 092314

Tropical Storm Fung-Wong has made landfall in Zhejiang Province and is currently moving near Shanghai. The system's center was last located approximately 80km southeast of Shanghai. Maximum sustained winds have gone down to 75kph with gusts of up to 95kph. TS Fung-Wong is moving northward at 20kph.

IR Image from NRLMRY

Latest satellite image shows Fung-Wong becoming more elongated as it interacts with increasing upper-level winds. The core, however, remains intact and strong but is starting to show signs of weakening. Fung-Wong is forecast to become an extra-tropical transition as it moves across the Yellow Sea by tomorrow.

Radar Image from CMA

Latest radar image from China shows light to moderate rains affecting Shanghai. So far,, there have been 50 to 100mm of rainfall over the past 24 hours. We're not expecting any significant amounts in the region but rains will continue for another 12 hours or so. Winds of up to 80kph have also been recorded in and around Shanghai. Breezy conditions will continue but should subside by tonight.

For the latest radar images and weather warnings from China, please click HERE (CMA Website)

Tropical Storm Fung-Wong should start turning eastward and will start exta-tropical transition today. It will move near Jeju Island by tonight and eventually affect South Korea and parts of Japan beginning tomorrow. It should complete extra-tropical transition and become a mid-latitude cyclone by tomorrow.

We'll have another update later tonight.

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