Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Goni (Extra-Tropical) Update #11 [FINAL]

Issued (0230 UTC) 1030am PhT 082615

Goni has now fully transitioned into an extra-tropical cyclone over the Sea of Japan. The storm center was last located approximately 420km south southeast of Vladivostok, Russia or about 680km northwest of Tokyo, Japan. Maximum winds are between 60 and 80kph. This system is currently moving north northeastward at 30kph.

IR Image from NRLMRY

Goni became fully extra-tropical early this morning over the Sea of Japan. It made landfall in the island of Kyushu yesterday bringing strong winds of up to 165kph and heavy rains of up to 150mm. Parts of the Korean Peninsula also received heavy rains of as much as 300mm. In the Philippines, Goni left 21 people killed in its wake.

The system will now head northwards and will be affecting the Russian Far East, including the city of Vladivostok. Strong winds and widespread rains will be affecting the region over the next 24 to 48 hours.

This is our final update for Goni. The rest of the Western Pacific is currently free from any tropical cyclones and we don't expect formation over the next few days.

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