Saturday, July 25, 2015

Tropical Storm Halola Update #6

Issued (06 UTC) 2pm PhT 072615

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Tropical Storm Halola continues to weaken as it moves towards the island of Kyushu. The storm center was last located approximately 120km southwest of Nagasaki, Japan. Maximum sustained winds are now down to 75kph with gusts of up to 95kph. Tropical Storm Halola is currently moving northward at 20kph.

IR Image from NOAA

Latest satellite image shows Tropical Storm Halola continuing to unravel as it moves across the East China Sea. Convective activity continues to weaken and the circulation center is starting to feel the effects of increasing wind shear. We expect continued weakening as it heads north.

Tropical Storm Halola is forecast to brush the western part of Kyushu later tonight and could possibly weaken to a Tropical Depression as well. Expect light to moderate rains to impact not only Kyushu but also parts of Western Honshu this evening. Thankfully, we're not expecting any significant impacts as Halola is weakening significantly now.

Halola is forecast to emerge into the Sea of Japan tomorrow morning as a Tropical Depression and may completely dissipate shortly thereafter. We'll have another update tomorrow.

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