Saturday, August 08, 2015

Typhoon SOUDELOR (HANNA) Update #007


Typhoon SOUDELOR (HANNA) Update Number 007



Issued at: 7:30 AM PhT (23:30 GMT) Saturday 08 August 2015
Next Update: Saturday Evening, 08 August 2015

Typhoon SOUDELOR (HANNA) has moved fast and made landfall over Eastern Taiwan, in the vicinity of Hualien City...will traverse Central and Western Taiwan this morning. Stormy weather will be expected across Taiwan today. Its outer and outermost rainbands will continue to spread across Extreme Northern Luzon for the duration of the day.

This cyclone, although far, will continue to enhance the Southwest Monsoon (Hanging Habagat) bringing occasional to frequent rains with thunderstorms across Palawan incl. Calamian Group, Cuyo and Pamalican Islands, Western Mindanao, Negros Island Region, Western Visayas, Lubang Island, Occidental Mindoro, Batangas, Laguna and Cavite this weekend. Residents are advised to take precautionary measures against possible flashfloods or landslides.

Residents and visitors along Taiwan and Southeastern China should closely monitor the development of TY SOUDELOR (HANNA).

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Below are the regions or places in the Philippines that could be directly affected or that are being directly affected by the hazards generated by this current tropical cyclone.



As of 5:00 AM PhT today, August 08...2100 GMT.

Classification/Name: TY SOUDELOR (HANNA)
Location: Over Eastern the vicnity of Hualien City (near 24.0N 121.6E)
About: 110 km south of Taipei, Taiwan...or 190 km north-northwest of Basco, Batanes
Maximum Sustained Winds (10-min avg): 165 kph near the center...Gustiness: 215 kph
24 hr. Rain Accumulation (near the center and to the southwest): 100 to 300 mm [Heavy to Extreme]
Minimum Central Pressure: 944 millibars (hPa)
Size of Circulation [Convective Cloud-Based, in diameter]: 640 km (Small)
Area of Damaging Winds (95 kph or more): 185 km north and 110 km south from the center
Past Movement: West-Northwest @ 30 kph
Forecast Movement: West-Northwest @ 19 kph
Towards: Taiwan-Fujian Area


TY SOUDELOR (HANNA) will continue moving in a generally west-northwest track during the next 24 hours...turning northwest to north-northwest through the remainder of the outlook period. On the forecast track, SOUDELOR will be traversing Central and Western Taiwan this morning...and will emerge over Taiwan Strait this afternoon. By early Sunday morning, it will be making landfall over Fujian Province...and shall be over Eastern Jiangxi early Monday morning.

TY SOUDELOR (HANNA) is expected to weaken and dissipate rapidly through the forecast outlook as it traverses Taiwan this morning...becoming just an area of low pressure while over Fujian Province (Southeastern China) early Sunday morning. The Advance Intensity Forecast (AIF) shows its 10-minute maximum sustained winds decreasing to 95 kph by Sunday early morning and down to 35 kph on Monday early morning (Aug 10).

The following is the 3-day forecast outlook summary* for this system:

SUNDAY EARLY MORNING: Makes landfall over Fujian Province, China...just a Tropical Storm (TS)...about 85 km north-northeast of Xiamen City, China [2AM AUG 09: 25.2N 118.4E @ 95kph]. Confidence Level: HIGH.
MONDAY EARLY MORNING: Turns northwest to north-northwest...moving further inland across China, just a dissipating area of low pressure...about 460 km west-northwest of Wenzhou City, China [2AM AUG 10: 28.8N 116.1E @ 35kph]. Confidence Level: MEDIUM.

*Important Note: Please be reminded that the Forecast Outlook changes every 6 hours, and the Day 2 and 3 Forecast Track has an average error of 100 and 250 km respectively...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.


Time/Date: 5:00 AM PhT Sat Aug 08, 2015
Location of Eye: Near 24.0º N Lat 121.6º E Lon
Distance 1: 205 km NNE of Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
Distance 2: 330 km SE of Fuzhou City, China
Distance 3: 355 km N of Itbayat, Batanes
Distance 4: 360 km ESE of Xiamen City, China
Distance 5: 1045 km N of Metro Manila

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