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Tropical Storm Rumbia (06W) West of Manila, Philippines – June 30th, 2013

10.6N 124.8E

June 30th, 2013 Category: Image of the day, Tropical Storms MODISAqua

Tropical Storm Rumbia (06W) – June 29th, 2013

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Track of Tropical Storm Rumbia (06W) - June 29th, 2013 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TC 06W

Tropical Storm Rumbia (06W), located approximately 64 nm westward of Manila, Philippines, has tracked west-northwestward at 15 knots over the past six hours. Maximum significant wave height is 6 feet.

Tropical Storm Rumbia (06W) Tracking West-northwestward – June 29th, 2013

9.7N 128.9E

June 29th, 2013 Category: Image of the day, Tropical Storms AVHRRMetOp

Tropical Storm Rumbia (06W) – June 29th, 2013

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Track of Tropical Storm Rumbia (06W) - June 29th, 2013 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TC 06W

Tropical Storm Rumbia (06W), located approximately 301 nm east-southeastward of Manila, Philippines, has tracked west-northwestward at 11 knots over the past six hours. Maximum significant wave height is 10 feet.

Bopha (26W) Weakens to Tropical Depression

12.7N 116.9E

December 9th, 2012 Category: Tropical Storms

Typhoon Bopha (26W) – December 7th, 2012

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Typhoon Bopha (26W) - December 8th, 2012 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TY 26W

Tropical Depression Bopha (TD 26W) located approximately 240 nm north-northwest of Manila, Philippines, has tracked northeastward at 03 knots over the past six hours. Maximum significant wave height is 20 feet.

The system has rapidly dissipated due to strong (40-50 knots) westerly vertical wind shear. It has winds of approximately 35 knots associated with a northeasterly monsoon surge, and winds of 25 knots or less directly
associated with the low level circulation. The system will dissipate within 24 hours.

Typhoon Bopha (26W) Tracking Northeastward

11.6N 116.9E

December 8th, 2012 Category: Tropical Cyclones

Typhoon Bopha (26W) – December 6th, 2012

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Typhoon Bopha (26W) - December 6th, 2012 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TY 26W

Typhoon Bopha (TY 26W) is located approximately 270 nautical miles west-northwest of Manila, Philippines. The typhoon has tracked northeastward at 8 knots over the past six hours. Maximum significant wave height is 40 feet.

Typhoon Bopha (26W) Over Palawan Island, Philippines – December 7th, 2012

9.8N 118.7E

December 7th, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Tropical Cyclones

Typhoon Bopha (26W) – December 5th, 2012

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Typhoon Bopha (26W) - December 6th, 2012 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TY 26W

Typhoon Bopha (TY 26W) is located approximately 320 nautical miles west of Manila, Philippines. The system has tracked north-northwestward at 08 knots over the past six hours. Maximum significant wave height is 20 feet.

Also visible in these images is the use of the Chelys Satellite Rapid Response System (SRRS) “borders” feature, which allows users to download images with countries’ outlines superimposed over cloudcover. Although the typhoon obscures the land and sea below it, thanks to this feature, the outline of Palawan Island can be seen directly below the center of the storm (best observed upon opening full image).

Palawan Island is the largest island of the Palawan Province, Philippines. The northern coast of the island is along the South China Sea, while the southern coast forms part of the northern limit of the Sulu Sea. This island has abundant wildlife, jungle mountains, and white sandy beaches.

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