Sunday, July 22, 2012

TS VICENTE [FERDIE] - Update #007


for Sunday, 22 July 2012 [1:08 PM PhT]

Typhoon2000 (T2K) NEWS (Sunday July 22 2012):

Currently issuing 6-hrly web, email, & iTyphoon app updates (except 12 Midnight) on VICENTE (FERDIE).


+ USA (JTWC/1-min avg): 85 km/hr
+ Japan (JMA/10-min avg): 85 km/hr
+ Philippines (PAGASA/10-min avg): -- km/hr
+ Beijing (NMC/2-min avg): 95 km/hr
+ Taiwan (CWB/10-min avg): 85 km/hr
+ Korea (KMA/10-min avg): 85 km/hr

+ Hong Kong (HKO/10-min avg): 85 km/hr
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5:00 PM PhT (09:00 GMT) Sun 22 July 2012
Sources: T2K Analysis/JTWC TC Warning #007/SatFixes
View: T2K TC Update Archives (2004-2012)
Tropical Storm VICENTE (FERDIE) continues to slow down while moving WSW across the South China Sea...Outermost rainbands spreading across Hainan and Guangdong Province, China.

VICENTE will continue to enhance the Southwest Monsoon (aka. Habagat) across Luzon incl. Metro Manila & Bicol Region, Northern Palawan incl. Calamian Group, Mindoro, Romblon, Marinduque, Boracay, Visayas & Palawan. Breezy conditions & cloudy conditions w/ occasional to sometimes continuous rains, thunderstorms & squalls will be expected along the abovementioned areas today.

Residents and visitors along Southern China incl. Hainan Island should closely monitor the progress of Vicente (Ferdie).

Do not use this for life or death decision. This advisory is intended for additional information purposes only. Kindly refer to your country's official weather agency for local warnings, advisories & bulletins.


Time/Date: 5:00 PM PhT Sun July 22 2012
Location of Center: 18.9� N Lat 115.0� E Lon
Distance 1: 376 km SSE of Hong Kong
Distance 2: 395 km SSE of Macau
Distance 3: 474 km ESE of Qionghai, Hainan
Distance 4: 530 km SSW of Shantou, China
Distance 5: 510 km ESE of Haikou, Hainan
Distance 6: 540 km SE of Zhanjiang, China
Distance 7: 595 km WNW of Laoag City
Distance 8: 805 km NW of Metro Manila
MaxWinds (1-min avg): 85 kph (45 kts) near the center
Peak Wind Gusts: 100 kph (55 kts)
Present Movement: WSW @ 09 kph (05 kts)
Towards: Hainan-West Guangdong Area
NOAA 24hr Rainfall Accum (near center): 500 mm (VHigh)
Minimum Central Pressure: 989 millibars (hPa)
Saffir-Simpson Typhoon Scale: TS
Size (in Diameter): 610 km (330 nm) [Average]
Wind Area Distribution (in Knots): Current Wind Profile
Max Sea Wave Height (near center): 16 ft
Possible Storm Surge Height: 1-3 ft [0.3-0.9 m]
T2K TrackMap (for Public): 5 PM PhT Sun Jul 22


VICENTE (FERDIE) is expected to move NW to WNW for the next 36 hours and bend westerly throughout the forecast period. On the forecast track, the core of Vicente will pass about 260 km to the SSW of Hong Kong by midnight of Tuesday and cross Western Guangdong's Southern Peninsula by early Tuesday evening. It will then make landfall over Northern Vietnam, south of the Chinese-Vietnamese Border by Wednesday afternoon...passing very close to Hanoi, Vietnam Wednesday evening.

Maximum Sustained Winds (1-min. avg) remain near 85 km/hr (45 knots) with higher gusts. Additional strengthing is expected within the next 12 to 24 hours, and Vicente (Ferdie) may become a Typhoon on Tuesday.

Tropical Storm Force Winds (62-100 km/hr) extend outward up to 65 kilometers (35 nautical miles) from the center. VICENTE is an average-sized tropical cyclone with a diameter of 610 kilometers (330 nautical miles).

The following is the summary of the 3-day forecast outlook on this system:

MONDAY AFTERNOON: Turns sharply NW-ward while over the South China Sea...nears Typhoon status, about 300 km South of Hong Kong [2PM JUL 23: 19.6N 114.0E @ 100kph].
TUESDAY AFTERNOON: Becomes a Category 1 Typhoon as it bears down the coast of Southern China...approaches the Southern peninsula of Western Guangdong [2PM JUL 24: 20.7N 111.0E @ 120kph].
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON: Weakens rapidly...just barely a Tropical Storm (TS) as it makes landfall over Northern Vietnam [2PM JUL 25: 21.0N 107.0E @ 65kph].


Below is the summary of the storm's parts and its hazards affecting specific areas:

CENTRAL DENSE OVERCAST (CDO) - over water (South China Sea)...not yet affecting any land areas (click here to know more about CDO).
INNER RAINBANDS - over water (South China Sea)...not yet affecting any land areas...will reach the coastal areas of Western Guangdong & Eastern Hainan late Monday. Tropical Storm Conditions with Tropical Storm Force Winds (62-100 kph) will be expected along these bands.
OUTER RAINBANDS - affecting & spreading across Hainan and Southern China particularly Guangdong Province. Cloudy/Rainy Conditions w/ moderate to strong winds (<62 kph) will be expected along these bands (click here to know more about Rainbands).
24HR TOTAL RAINFALL ACCUMULATION - from 5 up to 200 mm (low to high rainfall) can be expected along areas affected by the outer & inner rainbands (see above)...with isolated amounts of 201 to 500 mm (high to very high) along areas near the center of Vicente (Ferdie). (click to open NOAA's eTRaP graphic).
COASTAL STORM SURGE FLOODING - possible 1-3 ft (0.3-0.9 m) above normal tide levels...accompanied by large and dangerous battering waves can be expected along the coastal, inland lakes and beach front areas of Hainan Island and Southern China. Very minimal damage is likely on this type of storm surge. Danger from Rip Currents or Rip Tides can be expected along the rest of the beach-front areas of Vietnam and Western Luzon (Philippines).
(click shere to know more about Storm Surge).

CURRENT SW MONSOON INTENSITY: STRONG >> Cloudy skies with passing occasional to continuous showers, rains or thunderstorms w/ squalls will be expected along the following affected areas: LUZON incl. METRO MANILA, BICOL REGION, MINDORO, & MARINDUQUE, AND VISAYAS including BORACAY, ROMBLON & PALAWAN. Light to moderate SW'ly winds (not in excess of 40 kph) will blow across the abovementioned areas.

Important Note: Please keep in mind that the above forecast outlook, effects-hazards, current monsoon intensity, & tropical cyclone watch changes every 6 to 12 hrs!

External Links for TS VICENTE (FERDIE)

View NOAA-CIRA's: Latest Full Wind Analysis
JTWC Latest Tracking Chart: wp0912.gif
Multi-Agency Forecast TrackMap: Near Real-Time
TSR Wind Probabilities: Current to 4 Days Ahead
JAXA TRMM Page: Latest Rainrate (in mm/hr)
NASA TRMM Page: Vicente's Rainrate Archives (in mm/hr)
Zoomed Satellite Pic: NOAA's Near Real-Time
Wunderground Animation: 6-12 hr. GIF Loop







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