Typhoon HALONG (JOSE) Update #012
for Friday, 08 August 2014 [8:00 PM PhT]
WEATHER.COM.PH TROPICAL CYCLONE UPDATES
TYPHOON HALONG (JOSE) UPDATE NUMBER 012
Issued at: 6:30 PM PhT (10:30 GMT) Friday 08 August 2014
Next Update: 6:30 AM PhT (22:30 GMT) Saturday 09 August 2014
Typhoon HALONG (JOSE) has slightly accelerated as it continues to move towards Southern Japan.
Residents and visitors along Ryukyu Islands and Southern Japan should closely monitor the development of TY Halong (Jose).
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CYCLONE HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
Below are the regions or places in the Philippines that could be affected by the current tropical cyclone.
CURRENT CYCLONE INFORMATION
As of 5:00 PM PhT today...0900 GMT.
Classification/Name: TY Halong (Jose)
Location: Over the Northwest Pacific Ocean, just east of the Ryukyus (near 28.8N 131.5E)
About: 445 km northeast of Okinawa, Japan...or 1,330 km northeast of Basco, Batanes
Maximum Sustained Winds (10-min avg): 130 kph near the center...Gustiness: 160 kph
24 hr. Rain Accumulation (near the center): 200 to 400 mm [Heavy to Extreme]
Minimum Central Pressure: 970 millibars (hPa)
Size (in diameter): 945 km (Medium)
Area of Damaging Winds (95 kph or more): 165 kilometers from the center
Past Movement: North @ 19 kph
Forecast Movement: North-Northeast @ 15 kph
Towards: Southern Japan
2-DAY FORECAST OUTLOOK*
TY Halong (Jose) is expected to turn towards the north-northeast throughout the forecast period. On the forecast track, Halong (Jose) will be moving close to the Southeastern Coast of Kyushu, Japan on Saturday afternoon...and will make landfall along Western Shikoku by early Sunday morning.
Halong (Jose) is forecast to lose strength through 48 hours...before and after making landfall over Western Shikoku...due to the decreasing sea surface temperature along its path and the effect of the mountain ranges of Southern Japan. Advance Intensity Forecast (AIF) shows its 10-minute maximum sustained winds decreasing to 95 kph by Sunday afternoon.
The following is the 2-day forecast outlook summary for this system:
SATURDAY AFTERNOON: Loses strength as it moves north-northeast towards Kyushu-Shikoku Area...about 150 km east-southeast of Kagoshima, Japan [2PM AUG 09: 31.1N 132.0E @ 120kph].
SUNDAY AFTERNOON: Loses strength further after crossing the mountain ranges of Southern Japan...emerges over the Sea of Japan...about 180 km northwest of Kyoto, Japan [2PM AUG 10: 36.6N 134.6E @ 95kph].
*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.
Important Note: Please keep in mind that the above hazards summary and forecast outlook changes every 6 to 12 hrs!
Time/Date: 5:00 PM PhT Fri Aug 08, 2014
Location of Eye: Near 28.8º N Lat 131.5º E Lon
Distance 1: 220 km ENE of Amami Is., Japan
Distance 2: 565 km SSW of Kochi, Japan
Distance 3: 870 km NE of Ishigakijima, Japan
Distance 4: 1070 km ENE of Taipei, Taiwan
Distance 5: 325 km SSE of Kagoshima, Japan
Issued by: Leonilo C. Millanes for Weather.com.ph__________________________________________________________________________________________________
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