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Tropical Storm Nesat moves south of Hong Kong and away from the Philippines

Nesat / Neneng remains a strong storm south of Hong Kong Monday morning. The wind flow into this storm is rather intense as well coming across the Taiwan strait, this includes coastal Taiwan as tropical storm-strength gust whip up through the area. At least for now improving conditions are being seen in the Philippines. But we are still watching a storm for later this week.

Parts of Cagayan seen significant flooding from Tropical Storm Nesat, a viewer video below shows how serious it is.

Muifa expected to pass over the Southern Japanese islands as a Typhoon

Confidence continues to build in the forecast for Muifa today. The good news for Okinawa-honto the storm is on track to pass over Miyako-Jima and possibly Ishi-gaki Sunday into Monday. This would still bring some impacts from the outer rain bands to the island of Okinawa but the main effects will be further west.

Meanwhile, in the Philippines, some inflow is possible around the storm mostly for Southern Luzon and Visayas, but nothing like what we saw during Hinnamnor. More like enhanced afternoon showers.

Super Typhoon Hinnamnor Passes near Okinawa

Typhoon Hinnamnor is currently clearly seen on the radar. The inner eyewall is where winds are at Super Typhoon Strength and based on the current track those core winds will remain well offshore Wednesday. Outer rain bands though will bring passing tropical storm strength conditions as the bands pass Wednesday evening. Meanwhile, on Minami-Daito part of Okinawa Prefecture, a new record wind gust has been recorded for the month of August. Winds there were seen up and over 174kph.

Hinnamnor is now a Category 5 Super Typhoon East of Okinawa, good news is the storm is going to edge south of the island enough that the core winds will remain offshore. The bad news is tropical storm strength conditions will be on and off starting Wednesday and basically staying in place through Monday Peaking Sunday. A lot to talk about today so it’s a bit of a long video but the more information I’m sure the better.

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Typhoon Hinnamnor Intensifies Quickly East of Okinawa

According to JTWC Hinnamnor is now only a few knots away from being a Super Typhoon East of Okinawa. Reaching this intensity from a disorganized invest area in less than 48hrs. The storm is expected to continue to intensify as well today peaking out as a category 5 equivalent storm. Of course, the storm will have impacts on Okinawa and the southern Japanese islands but also inflow will bring increased rain showers to Luzon with another round of possible flooding later this week.