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<<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

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

FRANCISCO weakens while approaching Okinawa…

FRANCISCO (T1327/26W) has weakened into a Typhoon… Convection is becoming shallow and the eye is cloud-filled… Dry air is observed around the storm… IR and radar animations show that curved rainbands are stronger in the northwestern quadrant… and they are … Continue reading

FRANCISCO & LEKIMA…

FRANCISCO (T1327/26W) has weakened into a Severe Typhoon… The storm failed to maintain its strength… The eye became cloud-filled during the night… Convection warmed rather noticeably… especially in the northern semicircle… Currently… maximum sustained wind speed near the centre is … Continue reading

SuTY FRANCISCO & Disturbance 95W…

Super Typhoon FRANCISCO (T1327/26W) has weakened slightly during the past 24 hours… Microwave imagery taken a few hours ago showed well-developed tightly curved bands in the western semicircle… The cyclone is symmetric and intense but the eye is becoming ragged, … Continue reading

SuTY FRANCISCO moving northwest…

Super Typhoon FRANCISCO (T1327/26W) has intensified slightly during the past 24 hours… Convection near the eyewall is very intense… Average cloud top temperatures dropped below -78 degrees Celsius in the evening… The 20km-wide eye remains clear and cloud-free… At 09 UTC … Continue reading

Autumn monster FRANCISCO…

FRANCISCO (T1327/26W) has already intensified into a Super Typhoon (HK classification)… one day ahead of our forecast… The symmetric central dense overcast deepened significantly with cloud top temperatures falling to below -70 degrees Celsius… The ~20 km wide eye is … Continue reading