Archive | August 28, 2012

Typhoon Tembin and Bolaven Afternoon Update August 28, 2012

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 1:05 while our update for Bolaven begins at 6:02 Also a brief update on Tropical Storm Isaac in the United States at around 11:40

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Tembin is now moving east of Taiwan and much of the heavy rains have moved offshore. It is forecast to begin weakening to a Tropical Storm tomorrow as it heads north. It will likely move within 250km east of Shanghai by Thursday morning and could eventually make landfall in North Korea by Friday morning.

Radar from CWB

Radar from Taiwan showing the bulk of rains are now offshore although there could still be rain showers from time to time, especially across the northeastern part of the island. In addition, winds of 60 to 80kph continue to be reported across Eastern Taiwan and even into the Miyako Islands of Japan (Sakishima). For the latest updates from Taiwan, please click HERE (CWB), for Japan click HERE (JMA)

Meanwhile, Typhoon Bolaven is now about to make landfall in North Korea (located WEST of Seoul) and is also starting to lose tropical characteristics. Heavy rains have paralyzed air traffic and has also caused more than 200,000 outages across South Korea. Unfortunately, the threat of heavy rains will continue for North Korea tonight and into tomorrow, with the possibility of 200mm of rain or more.

Radar from KMA

Latest radar from South Korea showing bands of heavy rain quickly moving towards North Korea. Rains from this morning ranged from 100 to 200mm with the heaviest reported across Western coast of South Korea. Weather conditions here will start to improve tonight but won’t end for North Korea until tomorrow. For the latest radar image, warnings, and forecasts from South Korea, click HERE (KMA)

Finally, we have a brief update on Tropical Storm Isaac which could make landfall in New Orleans, LA in the next 24 hours. It is still forecast to become a hurricane before landfall and is bringing the threat of heavy rains along with storm surge.

Please keep it here for the latest updates on this systems and the weather for the rest of the Western Pacific. Stay safe!

-WxCaster PAT