Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tropical Storm Kalmaegi Update #11 (FINAL)

Issued (00 UTC) 08am PhT 091714

Kalmaegi has now weakened to a Tropical Storm after making landfall in Vietnam last night. The system was last located approximately 160km northwest of Hanoi, Vietnam. Maximum sustained winds are at 95kph with gusts of up to 120kph. Tropical Storm Kalmaegi is moving west northwestward at 30kph.

IR Image from NRLMRY

Latest satellite image shows Tropical Storm Kalmaegi moving across Northern Vietnam. Clouds associated with the system are currently moving across Indochina bringing periods of light to moderate rains and gusty winds. Hanoi recorded winds of up to 100kph in the early morning hours but are starting to weaken.

Heavy rainfall amounts of up to 200mm have also been recorded in Northern Vietnam and parts of Southern China. Heavy rains will extend south into Laos, Thailand, and Myanmar. The region could receive anywhere from 100 to 200mm of rain over the next 24 to 48 hours.

Kalmaegi will continue weakening quickly and should completely dissipate by Thursday.

This will be our final update for Tropical Storm Kalmaegi. We are currently watching a low pressure area that could become a Tropical Depression later today. This system is located in the Philippine Sea. We'll have full updates once it gets upgraded to a depression.

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