ALERT STATUS UPDATE – TD BANYAN (1120/23W) – #4

The alert status has been changed to BLUE…
No tropical cyclone is expected to affect Hong Kong…

Tropical Depression BANYAN (1120/23W) has moved north over the past 12 hours. Its organization is loose. VIS imagery shows a weak but defined low level circulation centre.

TD BANYAN is forecast to move west-southwest under the influence of low level northeasterlies later today. The depression may weaken into a Low Pressure Area within 24 hours.

LATEST INFORMATION AT 05:00 UTC / 13:00 HKT:
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Position: 18.5N 117.0E (404 km SE of HK),
Maximum sustained winds: 45 km/h gusting 65 km/h (25G35KT),
Minimum SLP: 1008 hPa,
Moving N at 11 km/h over the past 12 hours.

24-HR FORECAST FOR 05:00 UTC / 13:00 HKT:
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WEAKENED INTO A LOW PRESSURE AREA.

This is the final alert status update on BANYAN unless the depression intensifies significantly.

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