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The ATS Typhoon and Cyclone Thread

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posted on Sep, 11 2008 @ 08:39 PM
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This is kind of like the Hurricane thread except its for Typhoons in the west pacific region (ie, China, Japan, Phillipines) and for cyclones in the south pacific region including Australia, south east Asia and Fiji.

I thought due to the lack of coverage of these in North America and Europe, I would create a thread to make others more aware that strong circular storms are not uncommon over here as well. And just to add, my place of employment (and where I live obviously) is in one of the most cyclone prone areas of Australia

So if anyone is experiencing a cyclone or typhoon near your area, post your information here




posted on Sep, 12 2008 @ 02:39 AM
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Im just going to kick this thread of, with Typhoon Sinlaku


Bulletin issued at 13:00 HKT 12/Sep/2008

Tropical Cyclone Warning

At 120300 UTC, Typhoon Sinlaku (0813) with central pressure
940 hectopascals was centred within 10 nautical miles of
two three point one degrees north (23.1 N) one two four
point three degrees east (124.3 E) and is forecast to move
northwest or north-northwest at about 4 knots for the next
24 hours.

Maximum winds near the centre are estimated to be 95 knots.

Radius of over 33 knot winds 180 nautical miles.
Radius of over 47 knot winds 90 nautical miles.
Radius of over 63 knot winds 60 nautical miles.
Radius of over 2 metre waves 240 nautical miles.

Forecast position and intensity at 130300 UTC
Two four point one degrees north (24.1 N)
One two three point one degrees east (123.1 E)
Maximum winds 95 knots.

Forecast position and intensity at 140300 UTC
Two five point two degrees north (25.2 N)
One two two point one degrees east (122.1 E)
Maximum winds 85 knots.

Forecast position and intensity at 150300 UTC
Two seven point zero degrees north (27.0 N)
One two three point two degrees east (123.2 E)
Maximum winds 75 knots.


Its a pretty big one, I think the next 48 hours will be interesting. If it stays out to sea should in theory gather strength. If it continues northwest it should weaken as it crossed Taiwan. The latest threat map is below.

Cant wait til our cyclone season starts


www.weather.gov.hk...




[edit on 12/9/2008 by OzWeatherman]



posted on Sep, 13 2008 @ 03:23 PM
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An update on Typhoon Sinlaku



Bulletin issued at 04:00 HKT 14/Sep/2008

Tropical Cyclone Warning

At 131800 UTC, Typhoon Sinlaku (0813) with central pressure
950 hectopascals was centred within 10 nautical miles of
two four point eight degrees north (24.8 N) one two one
point nine degrees east (121.9 E) and is forecast to move
northwest or north-northwest at about 4 knots for the next
24 hours.



Maximum winds near the centre are estimated to be 85 knots.

Radius of over 33 knot winds 180 nautical miles.
Radius of over 47 knot winds 90 nautical miles.
Radius of over 63 knot winds 60 nautical miles.
Radius of over 2 metre waves 240 nautical miles.

Forecast position and intensity at 141800 UTC
Two six point five degrees north (26.5 N)
One two two point zero degrees east (122.0 E)
Maximum winds 75 knots.

Forecast position and intensity at 151800 UTC
Two seven point six degrees north (27.6 N)
One two four point seven degrees east (124.7 E)
Maximum winds 70 knots.

Forecast position and intensity at 161800 UTC
Two eight point four degrees north (28.4 N)
One two eight point zero degrees east (128.0 E)
Maximum winds 60 knots.


Was lloking at the track map (below), and its interesting to note that the models have gone for a swing to the east north east, and quite a dramatic swing at that

www.weather.gov.hk...



posted on Sep, 22 2008 @ 09:14 AM
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well thank God that bad boy passed us with just some heavy wind and rain. It did keep me up most of the night when it hit here near us (Tokyo) but I was just worked up over the report of it hitting us I guess.

12 dead in Taiwan though



posted on Sep, 29 2008 @ 11:21 PM
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Well here we go again! Typhoon Yangmi might be dropping by ...




Typhoon Yangmi swept through Taiwan this past weekend, killing two people and injuring 58. The typhoon, with windspeeds of around 190 kilometres per hour, caused numerous floods and mudslides. Life came to a near halt.


Fortunately it has ben downgraded to a TS though so as it heads this way I just pray it doesn't gather strength. It has rapidly cooled down here, in literally one day the temps droppd and it became winter-like cold.
Not sure how warm the waters are still though.


In other news, noted on the same article Typhoon Hangupit wreaked damage in Vietnam




Typhoon Hagupit has claimed at least 41 lives in Vietnam. The storm has caused extensive damage to houses and agriculture.



Typhoon Yangmi sweeps Taiwan


[edit on 29-9-2008 by ImJaded]



posted on Sep, 30 2008 @ 03:31 AM
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just a note to add there may have been a language barrier with the source I used above, from bloomberg.com's article here it is said to be Jangmi.

Pretty windy and rainy here but not as bad as Sinlaku.
Alerts have been issued in the Kyushu area though and it is headed North East.



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