Saturday, July 09, 2016

Tropical Depression NEPARTAK (BUTCHOY) Final Update


Tropical Depression NEPARTAK (BUTCHOY) Final Update

Issued at: 6:30 PM PhT (10:30 GMT) Saturday 09 July 2016


Current Status

Tropical Storm (TS) NEPARTAK [BUTCHOY] has made its last landfall over Fujian Province, China or in the vicinity of Quanzhou City around 11am this morning and has rapidly weakened into a Tropical Depression (TD). 


NEPARTAK is currently moving across the central part of Fujian and will eventually dissipate within the next 24 hours.  Hence, this will be the final update on this tropical cyclone.

Meanwhile, this depression will still continue to enhance the Southwest Monsoon (Habagat) and bring "on-and-off" rains with thunderstorms and gusty winds across the western sections of Luzon and Visayas including Metro Manila tonight and tomorrow (Sun Jul 10).


Where is Nepartak  (Butchoy)?

As of 5:00 PM PhT today, July 09...0900 GMT.  The center was located over the Daiyun Shan Mountains (near 25.4N 118.2E), about 11 km south-southwest of Dehua, China or 669 km. northwest of Basco, Batanes.


How strong is it?

Maximum Sustained Winds (10-min avg): 55 kph near the center...Gustiness: 75 kph


Where is it heading?

North-Northwest to North @ 17 kph, towards Eastern China.


What areas will be most affected?

Fujian Province – Tonight until Tomorrow (Sun Jul 10).



Storm Surge Info


1-Day Forecast Outlook

TD NEPARTAK (BUTCHOY) is expected to move in a generally northerly direction during the outlook period. On the forecast track, NEPARTAK (BUTCHOY) shall be over the Fujian-Jiangxi-Zhejiang Border by Sunday afternoon (Jul 10).

TD NEPARTAK (BUTCHOY) is expected to continue losing strength and dissipate throughout the outlook period as the system encounters land interaction with Southeastern China.


1-Day Forecast Outlook Summary*

SUNDAY AFTERNOON: No longer a Tropical Cyclone as it dissipates into an area of low pressure while moving overland across the Fujian-Jiangxi-Zhejiang Border...about 247 km west-northwest of Wenzhou City, China [2PM JUL 10: 28.7N 118.3E @ 30kph]. Confidence Level: LOW.


*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 km/hr 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.


Other Storm Info

- 24 hr. Rain Accumulation (near the center): 25 to 250 mm [Moderate to Heavy]
Minimum Central Pressure: 996 millibars (hPa)

- Size of Circulation [Convective Cloud-Based, in diameter]: 490 km (Small)

- Area of Damaging Winds (100 kph or more wind gusts): None.


Additional Distances

Time/Date: 5:00 PM PhT Sat Jul 09, 2016
Location of Center: Near 25.4º N Lat 118.2º E Lon
Distance 1: 101 km N of Xiamen City, China
Distance 2: 135 km SW of Fuzhou City, China
Distance 3: 345 km W of Taipei, Taiwan
Distance 4: 630 km NW of Itbayat, Batanes
Distance 5: 1249 km NNW of Metro Manila


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