Monthly Archives: August 2013

KONG-REY and 92W both moving poleward… 93W and 94W formed…

KONG-REY (T1315/14W) has intensified into a Severe Tropical Storm… Overall structure of the storm has improved… The centre is no longer exposed although major convection is still located in the southwestern quadrant due to moderate northeasterly shear of about 20 … Continue reading

TS KONG-REY approaching Yaeyama Islands…

TS KONG-REY (T1315/14W) intensified slightly to a 75 km/h (40 kts) system… Northeasterly shear of 10-20 kts is preventing convection from building and consolidation directly above the low level circulation centre… Convection is sheared slightly to the southwest quadrant… bring … Continue reading

91W is now KONG-REY (14W)… 92W formed over SCS…

Tropical Disturbance 91W has strengthened into a Tropical Storm… named KONG-REY (T1315/14W)… Latest SCAT pass justified the upgrade as Gale Force wind vectors were observed to the south of KONG-REY’s centre… Deep convection persists in the southwestern quadrant… The low … Continue reading

PEWA remains weak… 91W developing E of Philippines…

Tropical Storm PEWA (T1313/01C) is moving poleward slowly over the seas to the northeast of Wake Island… PEWA failed to intensify in an unfavourable environment with unexpectedly high southwesterly shear… Convection is intermittent and sheared to the northeast once developed… … Continue reading

STS TRAMI to move close to Taipei this evening…

Severe Tropical Storm TRAMI (T1312/12W) passed very close to Miyakojima in the early morning… Minimum sea level pressure recorded was 968.2 hPa… and maximum gust speed of 108 km/h (58 kts) was recorded at Tokashiki… TRAMI has been intensifying since … Continue reading