Thursday, July 16, 2015

Typhoon Nangka Update #3 (LANDFALL)

Issued (14 UTC) 10pm PhT 071615

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Typhoon Nangka has made landfall in the island of Shikoku in Japan. The eye of Nangka was last located near the city of Muroto or about 190km southwest of Osaka. Maximum sustained winds are at 130kph with gusts of up to 165kph. Typhoon Nangka is moving northward at 20kph.

IR Image from NRLMRY

Latest satellite image shows the eye of Nangka has made landfall near the city of Muroto in the island of Shikoku. Strong winds and heavy rains are affecting much Western Shikoku and parts of the Kansai Region in the island of Honshu. Stormy conditions will continue spreading north and east as Nangka moves farther inland.

Radar Image from JMA

Latest radar image from JMA shows the eye of Nangka along with the bands of moderate to heavy rains, especially along the eastern half of the circulation. Some of these bands can drop as much as 80mm of rainfall in just one hour. We are already seeing accumulations past 100mm in the past 24 hours and we could see way more than that in the next 12 to 36 hours. Some computer models showing the possibility of isolated spots receiving nearly 1,000mm of rain!

For the latest radar images and warnings for Japan, please click HERE (JMA Website)

Typhoon Nangka will continue moving northward tonight and will cross into the Chugoku Region in Honshu. By tomorrow morning, Nangka will have weakened to a Tropical Storm as it exits into the Sea of Japan. However, widespread rains will still impact much of Central Honshu through tomorrow.

We'll have another update in the morning. Stay safe!

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