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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 & 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

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

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