Typhoon Tembin (Igme) and Bolaven Video Update August 22, 2012

IR Image from NOAA showing the location of Typhoon Tembin and Bolaven

Here is our latest and lengthy Video Update on Typhoon Tembin (Bagyong Igme) and Typhoon Bolaven. Tembin has weakened overnight but seems to have leveled off and actually looks better in the past 6 hours. Outer rain bands from Tembin could start impacting Eastern Taiwan as well as the Miyako Islands in Japan. Conditions will start deteriorating tonight with the worst likely to occur tomorrow from 12pm to 4pm as Tembin is forecast to make landfall in that time. Landfall point is somewhere between Taitung and Hualien County. After making landfall, Tembin will rapidly weaken as it crosses Taiwan. There is a possibility of Fujiwhara Effect with Bolaven by Friday or Saturday and could influence Tembin to make a u-turn.

Latest Radar Image from Central Weather Bureau is starting to pick up the center of Tembin. Outer rain bands are still offshore but could start impacting Taiwan later tonight. For more radar images, forecasts, and warnings from Taiwan, please click HERE

Meanwhile, Typhoon Bolaven continues to intensify over the Western Pacific and could enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility tomorrow. It will be named Bagyong Julian by PAGASA. Bolaven could become a Category 3 typhoon when it moves close to Okinawa by Saturday evening or Sunday morning. It will then head north possibly becoming a threat to Eastern China or the Korean Peninsula.

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We are NOT an official weather forecast agency so please always heed the warnings from your country’s weather agencies and local officials. If you have any storm reports to share, please email us at philippineweather@yahoo.com

Stay safe!

-WxCaster PAT


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