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Typhoon Tembin and Bolaven Afternoon Update August 27, 2012

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Latest Video Update on Typhoon Tembin (Bagyong Igme) and Typhoon Bolaven (Bagyong Julian). This is a long video update so if you are only interested in one storm, our update for Tembin begins at 0:53 while our update for Bolaven begins at 6:20 Also a brief update on Tropical Storm Isaac in the United States at around 12:48

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Typhoon Tembin is forecast to make landfall in Southern Taiwan in the next 12 hours bringing strong winds and heavy rains across the country. Tembin will then weaken to a Tropical Storm as it moves east of Taiwan by Tuesday. Heavy rains of up to 500mm possible along the mountainous areas as precipitation is forecast to linger through Tuesday evening. Tembin will then move northward and could threaten Shanghai by Thursday.

Radar Image from Taiwan

Radar from Taiwan showing rains starting to impact the southern parts of the island. As much as 500mm of rain can be expected here, especially along the mountainous areas, in the next 2 days. For the latest radar image, warnings, and forecasts from Taiwan, please click HERE (CWB)

Meanwhile, Typhoon Bolaven continues to accelerate away from Okinawa and into the Korean Peninsula. However, due to the sheer size of the system, rains and strong winds continue to linger across the Ryukyu Islands. Amami actually reported seeing more than 300mm of rain in the past 24 hours. On the other side, rains are also beginning to make their way across Jeju Island and will spread into the Korean Peninsula tonight. Rains of up to 300mm also possible here, especially along North Korea as Bolaven is forecast to make landfall there as a Tropical Storm by Tuesday aftenroon.

Radar from KMA

Latest radar from South Korea shows bands of rain beginning to impact Jeju Island and could soon make their way towards the Peninsula later this evening. Due to the large circulation of Bolaven, we expect rains to persist for at least two days so some areas of the Korean Peninsula could certainly receive 300mm of rain or more in the next 2 days. Please check Korean Meteorological Administration for the latest forecasts for South Korea; site HERE

In fact, we are still seeing some rains across Okinawa along with winds of up to 80kph! There could be another 100mm of rain falling tonight here, despite the center of Bolaven moving quickly away. For the latest radar image, warnings, and forecasts from Japan, please click HERE

Finally, we have a brief update on Tropical Storm Isaac which is threatening to make landfall along the Gulf Coast of the United States. For more info on this system, please visit our affiliate

Please keep it here at Weather Pacific Weather for continuous updates on this system. Our meteorologist Robert Speta is back so you can expect more great in-depth analysis from him. Stay safe everyone!

-WxCaster PAT