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Tropical Storm Nesat (20W) Expected to Reach Typhoon Strength, Make Landfall Over Luzon – September 24th, 2011

12.8N 128.4E

September 24th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Tropical Storms

Tropical Storm Nesat (20W) - September 24th, 2011

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Track of Tropical Storm Nesat (20W) - September 24th, 2011 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TS 20W

As of 18:45 UTC September 24, Tropical Storm Nesat was located within 30 nautical miles of 15.0°N 132.0°E, about 730 nmi (1,350 km; 840 mi) east of Manila, Philippines.

Maximum sustained winds are 45 knots (83 km/h; 52 mph), gusting to 65 knots (120 km/h; 75 mph). Minimum central pressure is 990 mbar (hPa; 29.23 InHg), and the system is moving west at 16 knots (30 km/h; 18 mph).

Nesat is now a weak storm. However, it is expected to strengthen and become a typhoon before making landfall over northern Luzon. The area of 30 kt winds or more ranges upto 280 km (170 mi) from the center to the northeast side and 220 km (140 mi) from the center to the southwest side.

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