Another Weekend Storm

Taiwan is bracing itself for yet another storm coming that should arrive this weekend.  Here is the offical forecast as of this minute:

Forecast Outlook: NANGKA is expected to turn NNW into the open waters of the South China Sea and intensify. The 2 to 4-day Long-Range Forecast shows NANGKA reaching peak forecast winds of 110 kph on Saturday morning, June 27 – while near the coast of Fujian Province in China. By then, NANGKA shall start to recurve and accelerate towards the NNE to NE beginning Saturday afternoon and shall move across Taiwan Strait on Saturday evening, passing very close to Taipei around 5 AM Sunday June 28 w/ a distance of just 75 km. to the NNW. Upon its close passage over Taiwan, NANGKA shall be an Extratropical Cyclone.

I’ll keep you informed of developments as they unfold.

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  2. You say that the storm will intensify when it reaches the South China Sea… and then you say that upon its passage over Taiwan, the stom shall be an Extratropical Cyclone.

    Does this mean that between the South China Sea and Taiwan they are expecing the storm to weaken… or is it only going to weaken after it comes in contact with Taiwan???

    I have no idea what the water temps are there in the Taiwan Strait… but I know hurricanes/typhoons need water temps of 80 degrees (26c) in order to develop and intensify. Don’t know if the water temps are warmer or cooler than that at this time of year.
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    1. Mike, i just repeated what the forecast said. it will weaken probably after it makes landfall on Taiwan. on the right hand sidebar is a list of posts from the Typhoon Blog. you’re welcome to read the actual forecasts there.

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