Thursday, August 06, 2009

TS GONI (JOLINA) - Update #014


for Wednesday, 05 August 2009 [7:23 PM PST]

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Typhoon2000 (T2K) NEWS (Tue August 04 2009):

Currently issuing 6-hrly advisories (except 12:00 AM) on Tropical Storm GONI (JOLINA).


+ Hong Kong (HKO/10-min avg): 75 km/hr
+ Korea (KMA/10-min avg): 75 km/hr
+ Beijing (NMC/2-min avg): 75 km/hr
+ Taiwan (CWB/10-min avg): 65 km/hr
+ Japan (JMA/10-min avg): 65 km/hr
+ USA (JTWC/1-min avg): 45 km/hr


6:00 PM PST (10:00 GMT) Wed 05 August 2009
View: Advisory Archives (2004-2009)

  • Tropical Storm GONI (JOLINA) maintained its strength as it drifts slowly across Western Guangdong.

    *Residents and visitors along Southern China should closely monitor the progress of GONI (JOLINA).

    *Kindly refer to your local warnings & bulletins issued by your country's official weather agency. This advisory is intended for additional information purposes only.

    + Forecast Outlook: GONI is expected to continue moving Westward across Western Guangdong tonight and shall completely dissipate tomorrow.

    + Effects: GONI's circulation (445 km across) continues to affect most of Southern China including Hainan Island. Rainfall accumulations of up to 200-300 mm can be expected along its rain bands particularly along Western Guangdong, Leizhou Peninsula and Hainan Island. Residents in low-lying areas & steep slopes must remain alert & seek evacuation for possible life-threatening flash floods, mudslides & landslides due to the anticipated heavy rains brought about by this system. Precautionary measures must be initiated if necessary. Possible coastal Storm Surge flooding of up to 3 feet above normal tide levels...accompanied by large and dangerous battering possible along the coastal areas of Western Guangdong. Very minimal damage is likely on this type of storm surge. Danger from Rip Currents or Rip Tides can be expected along the beach-front areas of SW China and Hainan Island, including the monsoon affected areas.

    [Important Note: Please keep in mind that the above forecast outlook, effects, current monsoon intensity, & tropical cyclone watch changes every 6 to 12 hrs!] 
    Time/Date: 6:00 PM PST Wed August 05 2009
    Location of Center: 22.0º N Lat 112.0º E Lon
    Distance 1: 155 km (83 nm) West of Macau
    Distance 2: 230 km (125 nm) West of Hong Kong
    Distance 3: 185 km (100 nm) ENE of Zhanjiang, China
    Distance 4: 1,050 km (568 nm) WNW of Basco, Batanes
    MaxWinds (1-min avg):
    65 kph (35 kts) near the center
    Peak Wind Gusts: 85 kph (45 kts)
    Saffir-Simpson Scale: Tropical Storm
    Coastal Storm Surge Height: 0-3 feet [0-0.9 m]
    Central Pressure: 997 millibars (hPa)
    Recent Movement: West @ 04 kph (02 kts)
    General Direction: Western Guangdong
    Size (in Diameter): 445 km (240 nm) / Average
    Max Sea Wave Height (near center): 11 ft (3.3 m)
    Wunder TrackMap (for Public): 2 PM PST Wed Aug 05
    JTWC Ship Avoidance TrackMap:
    06Z Wed Aug 05
    Multi-Agency Forecast TrackMap: 5 PM Wed Aug 05
    TSR Wind Probabilities: Current to 24 hrs lead
    Zoomed Satellite Pic:
    Near Real-Time
    Wunderground Animation: 6-12 hr. GIF Loop

    >> GONI, meaning: SwanName contributed by: Republic of Korea.



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    > Image source:  NOAA SATELLITE CENTER 

      ^ - JTWC commentary remarks (for Meteorologists) from their latest warning.

    >> To know the meteorological terminologies and acronyms used on this update visit the ff:


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