ALERT STATUS UPDATE – TS KUJIRA (T1508/08W) – #05

The alert status is now BLUE… No tropical cyclone is expected to affect Hong Kong…

VIS 2015-06-23 0401Z (from NOAA)

VIS 2015-06-23 0401Z (from NOAA)

Tropical Storm KUJIRA (T1508/08W) has moved into the Gulf of Tonkin… Convection is re-building near the partially exposed circulation centre… The initial intensity of TS KUJIRA is estimated to be 65 km/h (35 kts) (10-min)…

KUJIRA should keep its strength for about 24 hours… then weaken and dissipate gradually overland in the coming few days…

The storm is forecast to make landfall near the border of Vietnam and China tomorrow morning…

 

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LATEST INFORMATION AT 04:00 UTC / 12:00 HKT:
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Position: 20.0N 108.8E (612 km WSW of HK; 162 km W of Haikou, China) based on VIS and radar,
Maximum sustained winds: 65 km/h gusting 90 km/h (35G50KT),
Minimum SLP: 990 hPa.

24-HR FORECAST AT 04:00 UTC / 12:00 HKT:
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Position: 21.7N 107.4E (700 km W of HK),
Maximum sustained winds: 65 km/h gusting 90 km/h (35G50KT).

This is the last alert advisory on KUJIRA…

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