Monday, September 23, 2013

TS USAGI (ODETTE) Final Update


for Monday, 23 September 2013 [8:42 AM PhT]


Issued at: 7:45 AM PhT (23:45 GMT) Monday 23 September 2013

USAGI (ODETTE) has weakened into a Tropical Storm (TS) as it continues to move across the rugged terrain of Southern over the western part of Guangdong Province. Decaying rains and strong winds will prevail across Guangdong and Guangxi Provinces today.

USAGI (ODETTE) will continue to enhance the Southwest Monsoon (Hanging Habagat) - bringing mostly cloudy and windy conditions with occasional slight to moderate to sometimes heavy rains or thunderstorms across the western sections of Central Luzon, MiMaRoPa, Metro Manila, Bicol Region and CaLaBaRZon today until Tuesday. The threat of flash floods and landslides are likely in hazard-prone areas especially along river banks and mountain slopes of the affected areas. Residents are advised to take necessary precautions.

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm PABUK (19W) continues to move NNW slowly while over the open seas of the Western Pacific Ocean. Its center was located about 160 km SSE of Iwo To or 2,045 km ENE of Basco, Batanes (23.4N Lat 141.6E Lon)...with maximum winds of 95 km/hr near the center...currently moving NNW at 09 kph. This storm is very far away to directly affect any part of the Philippines.

*This is the last and final update on Usagi (Odette).

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.


As of 5:00 am today, the center of TS Usagi (Odette) was located over western part of Guangdong Province, Southern China...about 160 km north-northeast of Macao, China or 175 km northwest of Hong Kong, China...currently moving northwest with a decreased forward speed of 20 km/hr towards Guangxi Province (Southern China).

Maximum Sustained Winds (1-min. avg) have rapidly decreased to 95 km/hr near the center with higher gusts. Usagi (Odette) has reduced into an average-sized tropical cyclone with a diameter of 665 kilometers across. The 24-hour rainfall accumulation near the center of Usagi (Odette) is estimated to be heavy (250 mm).


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: Western part of Guangdong Province and Southeastern part of Guangxi Province (Southern China).
OUTER RAINBANDS - where Tropical Depression Conditions with light, moderate to strong winds (30-62 kph) will be expected. Affected Areas: Rest of Southern China (click here to know more about Rainbands).
24HR TOTAL RAINFALL ACCUMULATION - from 5 up to 100 mm (slight to heavy rainfall) can be expected along areas affected by the outer & inner rainbands (see above)...with isolated amounts of 101 to 250 mm (heavy) along areas near the center of Usagi (Odette).

Important Note: Please keep in mind that the above forecast outlook, effects and hazards summary changes every 6 to 12 hrs!


Time/Date: 5:00 AM PhT Mon Sep 23, 2013
Class/Name: TS Usagi (Odette)
Location of Center: Near 23.6º N Lat 113.2º E Lon
Distance 1: 160 km NNW of Macau, China
Distance 2: 175 km NW of Hong Kong, China
Distance 3: 385 km NE of Zhanjiang, China
MaxWinds (1-min avg): 95 kph near the center
Peak Wind Gusts: 120 kph
Present Movement: NW @ 20 kph
Towards: Guangdong-Guangxi Provinces
24hr Rainfall Accum (Near the Center): Heavy [250 mm]
Minimum Central Pressure: 985 millibars (hPa)
Size (in Diameter): 665 km [Average]
Max Sea Wave Height (near center): N/A (over land)

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