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Tropical Storm Rumbia (06W) Could Bring Rain to Taiwan

10.2N 123.2E

June 30th, 2013 Category: Tropical Storms MODISTerra

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) formed over the Philippines late Friday and could begin affecting Taiwan (upper left) on Sunday, bringing showers to the eastern and southern parts of the country.

As of 8 a.m. Saturday, Tropical Storm Rumbia was centered 1,240 kilometers south-southeast of Taiwan’s southernmost tip of Eluanbi, moving in a west-northwesterly direction at a speed of 26 km per hour. Rumbia is packing maximum sustained winds of 65 kph and gusts reaching 90 kph, the bureau said Saturday morning.

There is little chance the storm will directly hit Taiwan, forecasters said, but they warned that the unstable weather it causes could last until July 2 islandwide. The sixth tropical storm to be formed in the 2013 Pacific typhoon season, Rumbia means palm tree in Malaysian.

Cities Along East Coast of China

23.6N 120.9E

June 30th, 2013 Category: Snapshots VIIRSSuomi-NPP

China – June 29th, 2013

The cities of Shanghai and Hangzhou (above) and Hong Kong (lower left) stand out along the shoreline of China, as do populated areas along the west coast of the island of Taiwan. Shanghai is China’s most populous city, situated on the eastern coast of the country, a port on the estuary of the Yangtze River.

Hong Kong is a former British dependency on the southeastern coast of China. The area comprises Hong Kong Island, the Kowloon peninsula, and the New Territories, additional areas of the mainland. Hong Kong has become one of the world’s major financial and manufacturing centers.

Super Typhoon Jelawat (18W) Affecting Philippines – September 25th, 2012

16.0N 126.6E

September 25th, 2012 Category: Tropical Cyclones

Super Typhoon Jelawat (18W) – September 25th, 2012

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Track of Super Typhoon Jelawat (18W) - September 25th, 2012 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TY 18W

Super Typhoon Jelawat (18W) is currently churning across the Philippines Sea. Jelawat became a dangerous storm over the weekend with a perfectly symmetrical circulation and clear, well-defined eye. The storm underwent explosive intensification, almost doubling strength over the course of 12 hours.

Super Typhoon Jelawat is currently located approximately 400 nautical miles east-northeast of Manila, Philippines, having tracked northward at 4 knots over the past six hours. Maximum significant wave height is 45 feet.

Despite being hundreds of miles away from the Philippines, the system has already brought gusty thunderstorms and drenching rains to the eastern-half of the islands. As the system drifts north and eastward, it will bring the potential to bring major impacts to the islands.

While a direct landfall is not currently forecast, the system’s proximity to Luzon could still lead to serious impacts. Heavy and gusty showers and thunderstorms are expected to bombard the island for days to come. Due to the mountainous terrain of Luzon and much of the Philippines, extreme rainfall amounts, flash-flooding and mudslides are possible. Jelawat is forecast to pass east of Luzon, on a northward path generally near Taiwan.

Tropical Storm Tembin (15W) 80 Nautical Miles South of Taipei, Taiwan

21.7N 121.1E

August 28th, 2012 Category: Tropical Storms

Tropical Storm Tembin (15W) – August 27th, 2012

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Track of Tropical Storm Tembin (15W) - August 28th, 2012 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TS 15W

Tropical Storm Tembin (15W), located approximately 80 nm southeast of Taipei, Taiwan, has tracked north-northeastward at 14 knots over the past six hours. Maximum significant wave height is 27 feet.

Typhoon Tembin (15W) Tracking East-northeastward at 11 Knots

20.8N 120.4E

August 27th, 2012 Category: Tropical Storms

Typhoon 15W – August 26th, 2012

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Track of Typhoon 15W - August 27th, 2012 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of Typhoon 15W

Typhoon Tembin (15W), located approximately 195 nm south of Taipei, Taiwan, has tracked east-northeastward at 11 knots over the past six hours. Maximum significant wave height is 29 feet.

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