Tropical Storm Chanthu Makes Landfall16.9N 109.9E
Tropical Storm Chanthu (04W), is located approximately 45 nm
northwest of Zhanjiang, China. It has tracked northwestward at 9 knots over the past six hours.
Animated infrared satellite imagery indicates that the system has begun to weaken due to land interaction over the past 6-9 hours. This image shows the storm as it made landfall.
The low-level circulation center (LLCC) has become partially-exposed with deep convection confined to the southern semi-circle. An SSMIS image indicated curved banding wrapping from the southwest quadrant into the northeast quadrant.
TS 04W is tracking northwestward along the southwestern periphery of a deep subtropical ridge extending west into eastern China. The system is forecast to track west-northwestward through the forecast period, and to dissipate between TAU 12 and 24 just north of Vietnam. Maximum significant wave height is 12 feet.