TROPICAL STORM MEGI (HELEN) UPDATE NUMBER 013**FINAL** Issued at: 7:00 AM PhT (23:00 GMT) Wednesday 28 September 2016
Current Status and Outlook
MEGI (HELEN) is now outside of the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) and has weakened into a Tropical Storm (TS) as it makes its last landfall over Fujian Province in Southeastern China.
MEGI (HELEN) will rapidly dissipate and eventually become just a remnant low pressure over the mountains of Southeastern China within the next 24 hours.
This is the Final Update on this Tropical Cyclone.
Meanwhile, the enhancedSouthwest Monsoon (Habagat)will still bring occasional rains with thunderstorms and gusty winds not exceeding 40 km/hr across the Western Sections of Central Luzon including Metro Manila, MiMaRoPa, and Western Visayas today. Sea travel for small to medium size sea crafts at this time will be risky across the area.
Where is Megi (Helen)?
As of5:00 AM PhT today, September 28...2100 GMT.The center was locatedover Fujian Province, China (near 25.3N 118.5E),about98 km north-northeast of Xiamen City, China or 637 km northwest of Basco, Batanes.
How strong is it?
Maximum Sustained Winds (10-min avg):90 kphnear the center...Gustiness:110 kph
Where is it heading?
It was moving West-Northwest @ 17 kph,across Fujian Province, Southeastern China.
What Philippine areas will be most affected?*
*Where Damaging Winds of>100 km/hr will be expected.
Storm Surge Info
1-Day Forecast Outlook Summary**
THURSDAY EARLY MORNING:Dissipates into a remnant area of low pressure while moving westward across the mountains if Fujian Province...about 216 km west-northwest of Xiamen City, China[2AM SEP 29: 25.4N 116.2E @ 30kph].Confidence Level:HIGH.
**Important Note: Please be reminded that theForecast Outlookchanges every 6 hours, and theDay 2 and 3 Forecast Trackhas anaverage error of 100 and 250 km respectively...while thewind 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. Rainfall Accumulation:25 to 400 mm [Moderate to Extreme]
-Minimum Central Pressure:975 millibars (hPa)
- Size of Circulation [Convective Cloud-Based, in diameter]:695 km (Medium)
- Area of Damaging Winds (100 kph or more wind gusts):N/A.
Time/Date:5:00 AM PhT Tue Sept 28, 2016 Location of Center/Eye:Near 25.3º N Lat 118.5º E Lon Distance 1:120 km SW of Fuzhou, China Distance 2:314 km WNW of Taipei, Taiwan Distance 3:550 km ENE of Hong Kong, China Distance 4:819 km NNW of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte Distance 5:1229 km NNW of Metro Manila
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