Tropical Depression HAITANG (HUANING) Update Number 003

TROPICAL DEPRESSION HAITANG (HUANING) UPDATE NUMBER 003

Issued at: 12:00 AM PhT (16:00 GMT) Monday 31 July 2017
Next update: Monday Afternoon, 31 July 2017
Current Status and Outlook

Tropical Depression HAITANG (HUANING) has made landfall over Pingtung County, Southern Taiwan at around 6-7 pm last night (July 30, 2017). It has weakened into a Tropical Depression (TD) as it moved north in the past 6 hours over the western coast of Taiwan. 

It is expected to move north-northwestward within the next 24 hours at a speed of 30 km/hr, making its second landfall over Fujian Province, Southeastern China where it will weaken into a Low Pressure Area (LPA).

*The combination of TD HAITANG and the strong surge of the Southwest Monsoon (Habagat) will bring occasional rains, gusty winds, and thunderstorms with large surfs across the inland and coastal areas of Batanes Islands.

Where is HAITANG (HUANING)? As of 11:00 PM PhT, July 30…1500 GMT.  The center was located over the western coast of Taiwan (near 23.7N 120.2E), about 203 km southwest of Taipei, Taiwan or 405 km north-northwest of Basco, Batanes.
How strong is it?

Maximum Sustained Winds (10-min avg): 55 kph near the center…Gustiness: 75 kph.

Past Movement (06 hrs) It was moving North @ 24 kphtowards Fujian Province, Southeastern China
Potential Landfall Area(s) :: None.
What Philippine areas will be most affected?* :: None.
Potential Storm Surge/Coastal Flooding Areas+ :: None.
1-Day Forecast Outlook Summary**

MONDAY EVENING: Weakens into a Low Pressure Area (LPA) after making landfall over Fujian Province, Southeastern China…about 367 km northwest of Fuzhou, China [8PM July 31: 28.6N 116.9E @ 35kph].  Confidence LevelMEDIUM.

**Important Note: Please be reminded that the Forecast Outlook changes every 6 hours, and the Day 2 and 3 Forecast Track has an average error of 100 and 250 km respectively…while the wind speed forecast error, averages 35 km/hr per day. Therefore, a turn to the left or right of its future track and changes in its wind speed must be anticipated from time to time.

Other Storm Info > 24 hr. Rain Accumulation (across its circulation): 25 to 550 mm [Light to Extreme]

> Minimum Central Pressure: 1000 millibars (hPa)

> Size of Circulation [Convective Cloud-Based, in diameter]: 926 km (Medium)

> Area of Damaging Winds (100 kph or more wind gusts): None.

Additional Distances Time/Date: 11:00 PM PhT Sun July 30, 2017
Location of Center/Eye: Near 23.7º N Lat 120.2º E Lon
Distance 1: 69 km SW of Taichung , Taiwan
Distance 2: 141 km NW of Taitung , Taiwan
Distance 3: 279 km SSE of Fuzhou, China
Distance 4: 572 km N of Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte
Distance 5: 1019 km N of Metro Manila

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Issued by: John Christian B. Lequiron for WeatherPhilippines

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