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TS BOPHA (INDAY) - Update #05

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  • Typhoon2000.ph (Michael V. Padua)
    ... Typhoon2000 STORM UPDATE #05 Name: TROPICAL STORM BOPHA [INDAY/10W/0609] Issued: 1:00 PM MANILA TIME (05:00 GMT) WED 09 AUGUST 2006 Next Update: 1:00 PM
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 9, 2006

      Typhoon2000 STORM UPDATE #05 
      Name: TROPICAL STORM BOPHA [INDAY/10W/0609] 
      Issued: 1:00 PM MANILA TIME (05:00 GMT) WED 09 AUGUST 2006
      Next Update: 1:00 PM (05:00 GMT) THU 10 AUGUST 2006
      Sources: JTWC TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING #012

      Note: Email updates is currently issued ony once a day from Aug 9 to 13.
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      TROPICAL STORM BOPHA (INDAY) HAS MADE LANDFALL OVER
      SOUTH-CENTRAL TAIWAN THIS MORNING...NOW OVER THE
      STRAIT OF TAIWAN OR OFF THE WEST COAST OF TAIWAN.

      + FORECAST OUTLOOK: BOPHA is expected to track WSW under
      the influence of Typhoon SAOMAI for the next 12 to 24
      hours. The storm shall resume moving WNW, slightly inten-
      sifying back to 75 km/hr by tomorrow morning (Thu Aug 10)
      and pass some 50 km. South of Hong Kong Friday afternoon
      around 1 PM local time. The 3-day long range forecast
      shows BOPHA making landfall over Western Guangdong Satur-
      day morning and rapidly dissipate Sunday morning (Aug 13).


      + EFFECTS: BOPHA's circulation (inner and outer bands)
      continues to affect Western Taiwan, Fujian and Eastern
      Guangdong. Cloudy skies with widespread rains and gusty
      winds reaching 50 km/hr can be expected over these
      areas today
      .

      Important Note: Please keep in mind that the above forecast
      outlook, effects, current monsoon intensity, and tropical
      cyclone watch changes every 06 to 12 hours!
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      TIME/DATE: 11:00 AM MANILA TIME (03:00 GMT) 09 AUGUST
      LOCATION OF CENTER: LATITUDE 22.9º N...LONGITUDE 119.6º E
      DISTANCE 1: 80 KM (43 NM) WNW OF KAOHSIUNG, TAIWAN
      DISTANCE 2: 365 KM (197 NM) NW OF BASCO, BATANES, PH
      DISTANCE 3: 300 KM (162 NM) ESE OF SHANTOU, CHINA
      DISTANCE 4: 560 KM (302 NM) ENE OF HONG KONG, CHINA
      MAX SUSTAINED WINDS [1-MIN AVG]: 65 KM/HR (35 KTS)
      PEAK WIND GUSTS: 85 KM/HR (45 KTS)
      MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE (est.): 997 MILLIBARS (hPa)
      MAX WAVE HEIGHT**: 12 FEET (3.6 METERS)
      SAFFIR-SIMPSON SCALE: N/A
      RECENT MOVEMENT: WEST @ 26 KM/HR (14 KTS)
      GENERAL DIRECTION: SOUTHERN CHINA
      STORM'S SIZE (IN DIAMETER): 335 KM (180 NM)/SMALL/AVERAGE
      VIEW TRACKING MAP: 9 AM PST WED AUGUST 09
      PHILIPPINE STORM SIGNALS*: N/A
                 
      12, 24 & 48 HR. FORECAST:
      > 8 PM (12 GMT) 09 AUGUST: 22.5N 118.6E / 65-85 KPH
      > 8 AM (00 GMT) 10 AUGUST: 22.0N 117.2E / 75-95 KPH
      > 8 AM (00 GMT) 10 AUGUST: 21.9N 114.7E / 75-95 KPH

      REMARKS: 8 AM (00 GMT) 09 AUGUST POSITION: 23.1N 120.0E.
      ^AFTER CLEARING TAIWAN AND CONSOLIDATING, TS BOPHA IS
      FORECAST TO SLIGHTLY INTENSIFY FROM 24 TO 48 HRS DUE TO
      FAVORABLE UPPER LEVEL DIVERGENCE. BEYOND 48 HRS, INTER-
      ACTION WITH LAND SURFACES OVER CHINA WILL CAUSE THE
      SYSTEM TO DISSIPATE.
      ..(more info)

      >> BOPHA {pronounced: bo~fa}, meaning:
      Flower/The 
         name of little girl. Name contributed by: Cambodia
      .
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      PAGASA CURRENT POSITION, MOVEMENT AND INTENSITY (10-min. ave.): 
      > 10 AM (02 GMT) 09 AUGUST: 22.6N 120.0E / WNW @ 9 KPH / 75 kph

      :: For the complete PAGASA bulletin, kindly visit their website 
         at:
      http://www.pagasa.dost.gov.ph/wb/tcupdate.shtml
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      RECENT WEATHER UNDERGROUND TRACKING CHART:


      Track Source: The Weather Underground Tropical Page (http://www.wunderground.com/tropical)_______________________________________________________________________________________

      RECENT MTSAT-1R SATELLITE IMAGE:


      > Image source:  Digital-Typhoon.org (Nat'l. Institute of Informatics, Japan) (http://www.digital-typhoon.org)
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      NOTES:
       
        ^ - JTWC commentary remarks (for Meteorologists) from their 
            latest warning.
       
        * - Based on PAGASA's Philippine Storm Warning Signals, 
            # 4 being the highest. Red letters indicate new areas 
            being hoisted.
      For more explanations on these signals, 
            visit: 
      http://www.typhoon2000.ph/signals.htm

       ** - Based on the Tropical Cyclone's Sea Wave Height near 
            its center.

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      >>
      To know the meteorological terminologies and acronyms 
         used on this update visit the ff:

          http://typhoon2000.ph/tcterm.htm  
          http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/aboutgloss.shtml
          http://www.srh......noaa.gov/oun/severewx/glossary.php
          http://www.srh.weather.gov/fwd/glossarynation.html
          http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/acronyms.shtml
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