for Wednesday, 14 August 2013 [9:15 AM PhT]
WEATHER.COM.PH TROPICAL CYCLONE UPDATES
TYPHOON UTOR (LABUYO) UPDATE NUMBER 018 [FINAL]
Issued: 6:00 AM PhT (22:00 GMT) Thursday 15 August 2013
UTOR (LABUYO) dissipating over Western Guangdong in Southern China...just a Tropical Storm (TS). Decaying rainbands will continue to bring strong winds and heavy rains with a threat of flooding and landslides. Complete dissipation of this cyclone will be expected within the next 12 to 24 hours.
*This is the last and final update on Utor (Labuyo).
Do not use this for life or death decisions. This update is intended for additional information purposes only. Kindly refer to your national weather agency for official warnings, advisories or bulletins.
CURRENT STORM ANALYSIS
As of 5:00 am today, the center of TS Utor (Labuyo) was located over Western Guangdong...about 185 km north-northwest of Zhanjiang City or 280 km west-northwest of Macao, China...currently moving north-northeast with an decreased forward speed of 15 km/hr.
Maximum Sustained Winds (1-min. avg) have decreased to near 95 km/hr near the center with higher gusts. Utor (Labuyo) remains an average-sized tropical cyclone with a diameter of 520 kilometers across. The 24-hour rainfall accumulation near the center of Utor (Labuyo) is estimated to be extreme (420 mm).
EFFECTS & HAZARDS SUMMARY
Below is the summary of the storm's parts and its hazards affecting specific areas. You can also view this image link for you to understand the parts.
INNER RAINBANDS - where Tropical Storm Conditions with Tropical Storm Force Winds (63-100 kph) will be expected. Affected Areas: Rest of Western Guangdong, Leizhou Peninsula and Eastern Guangxi.
OUTER RAINBANDS - where Tropical Depression Conditions with light, moderate to strong winds (30-62 kph) will be expected. Affected Areas: Hainan Island, Gulf of Tonkin, and the Rest of Guangdong Province (click here to know more about Rainbands).
24HR TOTAL RAINFALL ACCUMULATION - from 5 up to 200 mm (slight to heavy rainfall) can be expected along areas affected by the outer & inner rainbands (see above)...with isolated amounts of 201 to 420 mm (heavy to extreme) along areas near the center of Utor (Labuyo).
Important Note: Please keep in mind that the above forecast outlook, effects and hazards summary changes every 6 to 12 hrs!
CURRENT TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Time/Date: 5:00 AM PhT Thu Aug 15, 2013
Class/Name: TS Utor (Labuyo)
Location of Eye: 22.9º N Lat 110.9º E Lon
Distance 1: 185 km NNE of Zhanjiang, China
Distance 2: 280 km ENE of Macao
MaxWinds (1-min avg): 95 kph near the center
Peak Wind Gusts: 120 kph
Present Movement: NNW @ 15 kph
Towards: Western Guangdong
24hr Rainfall Accum (near center): Extreme [420 mm]
Minimum Central Pressure: 985 millibars (hPa)
Size (in Diameter): 520 km [Average]
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