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Japan Lowers Storm Alert as Sinlaku Heads to Pacific

September 20th, 2008 Category: Tropical Cyclones

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September 20th, 2008 - Sinlaku

The Japan Meteorological Agency removed weather warnings for Tokyo and surrounding areas as tropical storm Sinlaku continued its path away from Japan into the Pacific Ocean.

Sinlaku weakened as it passed south of Tokyo overnight, bringing torrential rain and strong wind to Japan’s capital and surrounding prefectures. There were no warnings of landslides as of 11 a.m. local time, the agency said.

Sinlaku’s sustained winds slowed to 74 kilometers per hour (46 mph) from 111 kph yesterday, the agency said. The storm’s eye was about 200 kilometers east of Tateyama, Chiba prefecture, moving east at 25 kph, with winds gusting to 111 kph.

Sinlaku, the 15th storm of the northwest Pacific cyclone season, is the name of a goddess worshipped on the island of Kosrae in Micronesia, according to the Hong Kong Observatory, which lists tropical cyclone names in use in the Pacific. Japan’s weather agency counts it as the 13th of the season.

Japan is regularly hit by cyclones during the northern hemisphere’s summer and in 2004 experienced a record 10 landfalls by tropical storms and typhoons, leaving more than 60 people dead.

source Bloomberg

Sinlaku Lashes Japan; Shikoku, Honshu Put on Alert

September 19th, 2008 Category: Tropical Cyclones

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September 19th, 2008 - Tropical Cyclone Sinlaku

Tropical Storm Sinlaku is skirting Japan’s coast, bringing torrential rain and strong winds to the south of the country as it heads in the direction of Tokyo.

Sinlaku - Image Enhanced

Sinlaku - Image Enhanced

The Japan Meteorological Agency raised its highest alert for coastal areas of Honshu and Shikoku and warned of potential landslides in mountainous areas around Osaka. The center of the storm, which left 12 people dead in Taiwan almost a week ago, is forecast to pass over the tip of the Boso Peninsula south of Tokyo early tomorrow, the agency said on its Web site.

Sinlaku’s sustained winds increased to 111 kilometers per hour (69 mph) from 102 kph earlier today, the agency said. The storm’s eye was 80 kilometers south of Cape Shiono on Honshu at 2 p.m. local time, it said.

Sinlaku was moving east-northeast at 30 kph, with winds gusting to 157 kph. Maximum sustained winds are forecast to fall to 83 kph after 6 a.m. tomorrow when the storm will be closest to Tokyo.

More than 17,000 people were advised to leave their homes in Mie prefecture southeast of Osaka on Honshu, national broadcaster NHK Television said. About 60 schools were closed in Kochi prefecture on Shikoku, NHK said. There were no reports of casualties or damage.

source Bloomberg

Japan issues highest flood alert as storm Sinlaku lashes Kyushu

September 18th, 2008 Category: Tropical Cyclones

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September 18th, 2008 - Tropical Cyclone Sinlaku

Tropical Storm Sinlaku, which killed 12 people in Taiwan when it struck as a typhoon, brought torrential rain and strong winds to Kyushu in southern Japan, where authorities warned of flooding and landslides.

The Japan Meteorological Agency raised its highest alert for coastal areas of Kyushu, warning more than 80 millimeters (3.2 inches) of rain an hour may fall in some areas, triggering landslides on the mountainous island. Warnings were also issued for strong winds, high waves and a storm surge in southern Kyushu and islands to the south.

Sinlaku’s sustained winds strengthened to 111 kilometers (69 miles) per hour from 93 kph earlier today. The storm’s eye was over Yaku Island, famed for its primeval forests, 128 kilometers south of the city of Kagoshima on Kyushu at 2 p.m. local time.

Sinlaku - Image Enhanced

Sinlaku - Image Enhanced

Sinlaku was moving east-northeast at 20 kilometers per hour, with winds gusting to 157 kph. The storm’s center is forecast to pass to the south of Kyushu and Shikoku, the smallest of Japan’s four main islands, before approaching Tokyo on Sept. 20, according to the weather agency’s latest advisory.

More than 30 people were forced to evacuate their homes in Kagoshima prefecture due to flooding, national broadcaster NHK reported on its Web site. One house was damaged by a small landslide, it said.

source Bloomberg

Tropical Storm Sinlaku Heads Toward Okinawa, Japan

September 16th, 2008 Category: Tropical Cyclones

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September 16th, 2008 - Tropical storm Sinlaku

Tropical Storm Sinlaku, which left seven people dead when it battered Taiwan as a typhoon, moved back over open water and was forecast to strengthen on its approach to the southern islands of Japan.

Sinlaku was located over the South China Sea about 300 kilometers (186 miles) north-northeast of the Japanese island of Miyako with maximum sustained winds of 74 kilometers per hour at 3 p.m. Japan time today, the Japan Meteorological Agency said on its Web site.

Tropical Storm Sinlaku - Image Enhanced

Tropical Storm Sinlaku - Image Enhanced

Sinlaku’s winds were gusting to 111 kph as the storm slowly headed east-northeast away from Taiwan. The storm’s sustained winds are expected to strengthen to 93 kph, with gusts to 130 kph, by tomorrow as it swings to the east and heads for the Okinawa island chain, Japan’s weather agency said.

Sinlaku also injured 20 people and left 13 missing in Taiwan, the country’s National Fire Agency said on its Web site. The storm caused NT$501 million ($16 million) of crop damage, left 135 roads in need of repair and cut power to 277,000 households, the agency said.

It brought as much as 1,600 millimeters (5.3 feet) of rain to some areas, sparking landslides and causing rivers to flood their banks.

source Bloomberg

China evacuates 460,000 people as Sinlaku approaches

September 15th, 2008 Category: Tropical Cyclones

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September 15th, 2008 - Sinlaku

China evacuated about 460,000 people from two eastern provinces as the outer bands of Tropical Storm Sinlaku battered the coast after it pummeled Taiwan.

Heavy rain today lashed eastern and northern Zhejiang, where about 230,000 people have been moved, and northern parts of Fujian, where another 230,000 people left, the official Xinhua news agency reported, citing flood control headquarters. Some 30,000 fishing boats were recalled to harbor in Zhejiang.

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September 15th, 2008 - Sinlaku Image Enhanced

JTWC Warning #28

JTWC Warning #28

Sinlaku weakened from a typhoon at 8 a.m. local time today and was about 196 kilometers (122 miles) southeast of Wenzhou in Zhejiang and moving north at 5 kilometers per hour, Xinhua cited local weather authorities as saying.

Maximum sustained winds were 120 kilometers per hour, with gusts to 150 kph, the U.S. Joint Typhoon Warning Center said in its latest advisory, which continued to categorize Sinlaku as a typhoon.

The storm probably won’t make landfall in China, according to a graphic on the center’s Web site. It was heading northeast and its eye was forecast to brush the southern tip of Japan’s Kyushu island later this week. On its current path the storm will pass south of Tokyo.

source Bloomberg

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