Tag Archives: Japan

<<Special Information for the Philippines - #9>>

KOPPU (T1524/24w/LandoPH) has weakened further into a Tropical Depression over the Luzon Strait… Maximum sustained wind speed near the centre is around 55 km/h (30 kts)… The system is ill-defined… The low level circulation centre appears to be located over the seas … Continue reading

<<Special Information for the Philippines - #7>>

LINFA (T1510/10W/EgayPH) is drifting poleward in the general direction of southern Taiwan… Increased northeasterly wind shear prevents LINFA from re-developing over the South China Sea… More than 50% of the low level circulation centre is exposed… Maximum sustained wind speed around LINFA’s … Continue reading

Active trough expected over SCS – Luzon Strait / Taiwan…

Convection associated with a trough of low pressure is becoming active over the South China Sea as the ridge retreats and southwest monsoon intrudes the region… No closed circulation is observed currently but models are expecting TC formation in the … Continue reading

Bye FRANCISCO & LEKIMA… Focus on the Tropics…

FRANCISCO has become an extra-tropical system after moving across southern Izu Islands… Maximum gust speed of 105.6 km/h was recorded in Hachijojima this morning… Typhoon LEKIMA is moving northeast at 65 km/h within the upper level westerlies… LEKIMA will become … Continue reading

FRANCISCO moving away from Okinawa and Amami… LEKIMA started to weaken…

FRANCISCO (T1327/26W) has weakened further into a Severe Tropical Storm as it made a northeastward turn away from Okinawa… Strong upper level southwesterlies are shearing FRANCISCO’s convection to the northeast… The circulation centre is partially exposed… Cool and dry air … Continue reading

FRANCISCO weakened further…

Typhoon FRANCISCO (T1327/26W) is located at about 120 km west-northwest of Minamidaito, Okinawa, Japan… It has weakened further during the past 24 hours… Convection is shallow and curved bands are broken… The air around FRANCISCO is relatively dry… Major rainbands … Continue reading