Wednesday, August 08, 2012

TS HAIKUI [12W] - Final Update


for Wednesday, 08 August 2012 [12:03 PM PhT]

Typhoon2000 (T2K) NEWS (Wednesday August 08, 2012):

(1) Ending the 6-hrly web, email, & iTyphoon app updates (except 12 Midnight) on HAIKUI (12W) located outside of the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR); (2) The Track No. 2 (Old GIF StormTrack) will only be issued for Tropical Cyclones within the PAR.


+ USA (JTWC/1-min avg): 110 km/hr
+ Japan (JMA/10-min avg): 100 km/hr
+ Philippines (PAGASA/10-min avg): --- km/hr
+ Beijing (NMC/2-min avg): 140 km/hr
+ Taiwan (CWB/10-min avg): 120 km/hr
+ Korea (KMA/10-min avg): 120 km/hr

+ Hong Kong (HKO/10-min avg): 140 km/hr
:: Click here to see Multi-Agency Forecast Tracks


11:00 AM PhT (03:00 GMT) Wed 08 August 2012
Sources: T2K Analysis/JTWC TC Warning/Dynamic Models/SatFixes
View: T2K TC Update Archives (2004-2012)
Tropical Storm HAIKUI (12W) has moved further inland across Zhejiang Province...expected to dissipate.

Meanwhile, the Southwest Monsoon (aka. Habagat) continues to weaken as the pull from HAIKUI continues to diminish. Receding of the monsoon rainclouds across Western and Central Luzon incl. Metro Manila will be expected beginning today through Thursday. Breezy to windy conditions & mostly cloudy conditions w/ passing "on-&-off" showers, rains & squalls will still be expected along the abovementioned areas. The seas along the coastal areas facing the West, East and North Philippine Seas will remain moderate to rough.

*This is the last and final update on Haikui (12W).

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: 11:00 AM PhT Wed August 08, 2012
Location of Center: 29.9� N Lat 120.9� E Lon
Distance 1: 58 km (W) away from Ningbo, China
Distance 2: 152 km (SSW) away from Shanghai, China
Distance 3: 212 km (N) away from Wenzhou, China
MaxWinds (1-min avg): 100 kph (55 kts) near the center
Peak Wind Gusts: 130 kph (70 kts)
Present Movement: NW @ 17 kph (09 kts)
Towards: Zhejiang Province
Landfall [ETA] to Zhejiang Province: Ongoing [Until 5PM HKT]
NOAA 24hr Rainfall Accum (near center): 130 mm (High)
Minimum Central Pressure: 982 millibars (hPa)
Saffir-Simpson Typhoon Scale: TS
Size (in Diameter): 665 km (360 nm) [Average]
Wind Area Distribution (in Knots): Current Wind Profile
Max Sea Wave Height (near center): -- ft
Possible Storm Surge Height: 1-3 ft [0.3-0.9 m]
T2K StormTracks (for Public): Google Map (Flash) | GIF


HAIKUI (12W) is expected to move WNW during the next 24 hours with a decrease on its forward speed. On the forecast track, the core of HAIKUI will move across the rugged terrain of Zhejiang and Jiangsu today until Thursday.

Maximum Sustained Winds (1-min. avg) have decreased to near 100 km/hr (55 knots) with higher gusts. Continued weakening is forecast during the next 12 to 24 hours. Rapid dissipation of Haikui will be expected today until Thursday.

Tropical Storm Force Winds (62-100 km/hr) extend outward up to 165 kilometers (90 nautical miles) from the center. HAIKUI is an average-sized tropical cyclone with a diameter of 665 kilometers (360 nautical miles) across.

The following is the summary of the 1-day forecast outlook on this system:

FRIDAY MORNING: Just a Tropical Depression (TD) as it continues to dissipate over Zhejiang Province...about 276 km West of Shanghai, China [11AM AUG 09: 31.2N 118.5E @ 55kph].

*Please be reminded that the Forecast Outlook changes every 6 hours, and the Day 3 Forecast Track have an average error of 250 km...while the wind speed forecast error, averages 35 kph per day. Therefore, a turn to the left or right of its future track and changes in its wind speed must be anticipated from time to time.


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

DECAYING EYEWALL - affecting Eastern & Northern Zhejiang Province. Typhoon Conditions with Typhoon Force Winds (>118 kph) will be expected within this wall (click here to know more about the Eyewall).
INNER RAINBANDS - affecting and spreading across the whole of Zhejiang Province. Tropical Storm Conditions with Tropical Storm Force Winds (62-100 kph) will be expected along these bands.
OUTER RAINBANDS - affecting & spreading across Eastern and Southeastern China and Northern Taiwan. Cloudy/Rainy Conditions with 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 100 mm (low to high rainfall) can be expected along areas affected by the outer & inner rainbands (see above)...with isolated amounts of 101 to 130 mm (high) along areas near the center of Haikui (12W) (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 Eastern & Southeastern 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 Western Japan, Extreme Northern Luzon, Taiwan and South Korea.
(click here to know more about Storm Surge).


Meanwhile, Tropical Storm KIROGI (13W) has rapidly accelerated but remains over the far Western Pacific Ocean, with no threat to land. Its center was located about 917 km NNE of Marcus Island (31.9N 158.9E)...with maximum sustained winds of 75 kph and was moving NW @ 26 kph. To view the latest information on this storm kindly click and visit this link.

CURRENT SW MONSOON INTENSITY: MODERATE >> Mostly cloudy skies with passing occasional "on-&-off" showers, rains or thunderstorms w/ squalls will be expected along the following affected areas: WESTERN & CENTRAL LUZON & VISAYAS including METRO MANILA, MINDORO AND CALAMIAN GROUP OF ISLANDS. Moderate to strong SW'ly winds (not in excess of 55 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 HAIKUI (12W)

View NOAA-CIRA's: Latest Full Wind Analysis
JTWC Latest Tracking Chart: wp1212.gif
Multi-Agency Forecast TrackMap: Near Real-Time
TSR Wind Probabilities: Current to 1 Day Ahead
JAXA TRMM Page: Latest Rainrate (in mm/hr)
NASA TRMM Page: Haikui'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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