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Typhoon Malakas Near Japan – September 25th, 2010

40.0N 144.3E

September 25th, 2010 Category: Tropical Cyclones

Typhoon Malakas (13W) - September 24th, 2010

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Track of TY 13W - September 24th, 2010 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TY 13W

On September 20, the JTWC reported that a Tropical Depression had formed and designated it 13W. Later on the same day, the depression showed a slight improvement in strength.

The next day, JMA started monitoring the depression while the JTWC upgraded it into a Tropical Storm. Later on the same day, the JMA further upgraded it into a tropical storm naming it “Malakas”.

On September 22, the storm strengthened slightly and moved towards the Japanese Islands. The next day, the storm intensified into a Severe tropical storm. The JTWC directly upgraded the storm into a Typhoon that time. Later on that day, the JTWC reported that the Typhoon weakened to a tropical storm unexpectedly.

By the next day, the storm reintensified into a Category 1 typhoon and further intensified into a Category 2 typhoon on the SSHS. The JMA also reported that the system had intensified into a Typhoon.

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