Tropical Storm Lionrock (07W) Southeast of Hong Kong18.7N 112.7E
Tropical Storm Lionrock (07W), located approximately 215 nm southeast of Hong Kong, has tracked north-northwestward at 07 knots over the past six hours. Maximum significant wave height is 13 feet.
Animated infrared satellite imagery depicts a consolidating low-level circulation center (LLCC) with improved convective banding wrapping into the center. The main image shows the convection on the western side of the system.
Upper-level analysis indicates that vertical wind shear has decreased to 5-10 knots with improved poleward outflow enhanced by a trough over southeast China. The current intensity is based on Dvorak estimates of 35 knots.
Lionrock is forecast to track north-northwestward to northwestward through TAU 48 when it will make landfall. Then, the system should turn westward. It is forecast to intensify to a peak of 55-60 knots and should dissipate over land by TAU 96.