Tropical Storm Meranti (11W) Makes Landfall Over China26.7N 119.5E
Tropical Storm Meranti (11W), located approximately 365 nm south-southwest of Shanghai, China, has tracked northward at 14 knots over the past six hours. A radar loop from Taiwan and animated multispectral satellite imagery (MSI) indicate TS 11W made landfall near Quanzhou, China around 09/21Z.
Meranti is currently tracking along the western extent of the subtropical ridge stationed south of Japan. The system is expected to continue tracking poleward as it rapidly dissipates as a significant tropical cyclone near TAU 24, due to interaction with rugged terrain along the eastern coast of China.
There is a slight chance the system may track north of Shanghai, China, and redevelop in the Yellow Sea as a baroclinic system. Maximum significant wave height is 12 feet.