Typhoon Nari aims Vietnam after crossing Philippines

Typhoon Nari aims Vietnam after crossing Philippines

Typhoon Nari (Santi) crossed the island of Luzon, Philippines and is now spinning in South China Sea on its track to Vietnam where it is expected to make landfall early next week.

Typhoon Nari has made landfall just south of Baler near Dingalan in Luzon, Philippines. It was packing maximum sustained winds of 150 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 185 km/h, moving west at the speed of 17 km/h. NDRRMC reported three fishermen from Catanduenes have gone missing due to the storm. Strong to gale force winds associated with Typhoon Nari is still expected to affect the northern seaboard of Northern Luzon and the seaboards of Southern Luzon and Visayas in Philippines. Heavy downpours and torrential rain could lead to flash floods and mudslides.

Three tropical systems in Pacific on October 11, 2013 (Credit: NOAA/MTSAT)

According to latest report by Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), the center of Typhoon Nari was located approximately 51 nm north- northwest of Manila, Philippines. The system is moving westward at speed of 15 knots with maximum sustained winds of 90 knots with higher gusts.

TY Nari forecast track (Credit: JTWC)

Nari is expected to track generally westward through the next three days under the steering influence of the aforementioned subtropical ridge. The weakening trend is expected to continue due to the land effects from Luzon until re-emerging in the South China Sea soon. The system will re-intensify as it tracks across the warm open waters of the South China Sea on its way to Vietnam. 

Meanwhile, a new tropical storm has formed south of Japan. TS Wipha could easily reach typhoon status as it threatens Japan next week.

Satellite Animations

Featured image: Typhoon Nari and Tropical Storm Wipma in Pacific taken by MTSAT at 20:32 UTC on October 11, 2013 (Credit: NOAA/MTSAT/CIMSS)

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