Saturday, August 08, 2015

Typhoon SOUDELOR (HANNA) Update #008 [FINAL]


Typhoon SOUDELOR [HANNA] Final Update



Issued at: 7:15 PM PhT (11:15 GMT) Saturday 08 August 2015

Typhoon SOUDELOR (HANNA) has reemerged over Taiwan Strait...after traversing Central and Western Taiwan this morning. Stormy weather is still being experienced across the western coastal areas of Northern and Central Taiwan...and is now experienced across Eastern Fujian.

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.

*This is the last and final update on 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 PM PhT today, August 08...0900 GMT.

Classification/Name: TY SOUDELOR (HANNA)
Location: Over Taiwan Strait (near 24.2N 119.8E)
About: 205 km west-southwest of Taipei, Taiwan...or 470 km northwest of Basco, Batanes
Maximum Sustained Winds (10-min avg): 130 kph near the center...Gustiness: 160 kph
24 hr. Rain Accumulation (near the center and to the north): 50 to 300 mm [Moderate to Extreme]
Minimum Central Pressure: 970 millibars (hPa)
Size of Circulation [Convective Cloud-Based, in diameter]: 640 km (Small)
Area of Damaging Winds (95 kph or more): 220 km north and 120 km south from the center
Past Movement: West-Northwest @ 20 kph
Forecast Movement: Northwest @ 24 kph
Towards: Fujian Province, China


TY SOUDELOR (HANNA) is expected to turn to the northwest during the outlook period. On the forecast track, SOUDELOR will be making its second landfall along the eastern coast of Fujian Province late tonight...and shall traverse the province through Sunday afternoon (Aug 09).

TY SOUDELOR (HANNA) is expected to rapidly weaken into a Tropical Depression through the forecast outlook as it traverses Fujian Province...and shall dissipate thereafter...becoming just an area of low pressure after crossing the northwestern border of Fujian Province. The Advance Intensity Forecast (AIF) shows its 10-minute maximum sustained winds decreasing to 45 kph by Sunday afternoon (Aug 09).

The following is the 1-day forecast outlook summary* for this system:

SUNDAY AFTERNOON: Weakens into a Tropical Depression (TD)...about 320 km west-northwest of Fuzhou City, China [2PM AUG 09: 27.7N 116.6E @ 45kph]. Confidence Level: HIGH.

*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 PM PhT Sat Aug 08, 2015
Location of Eye: Near 24.2º N Lat 119.8º E Lon
Distance 1: 185 km NNW of Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
Distance 2: 215 km SSE of Fuzhou City, China
Distance 3: 430 km NW of Itbayat, Batanes
Distance 4: 175 km ESE of Xiamen City, China
Distance 5: 1085 km NNW of Metro Manila

Issued by: Leonilo C. Millanes for


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