Typhoon Haima Targets Southeast China

Posted by on Thursday, October 20, 2016
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Typhoon Haima, known in the Philippines as Super Typhoon Lawin, is currently a large and strong tropical cyclone approaching Guangdong, China.

In southeastern China 200 to 300 mm of rain is possible.

Haima was recently the second most intense typhoon in 2016. It is the twenty-second named storm and the eleventh typhoon of the annual typhoon season.

The storms formed southwest of Chuuk on October 12, and the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) issued a Tropical Cyclone Formation Alert to the system one day after, for the rapidly consolidating low-level circulation center.
On October 14, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) reported that the low-pressure area had developed into a tropical depression at 00:00 UTC, about 740 km (460 mi) southeast of Ulithi.

When the JTWC also upgraded the system to a tropical depression late on the same day, a point-source anticyclone was providing radial outflow and low vertical wind shear.

On October 19, Haima made landfall over Peñablanca, Cagayan of the Philippines.

The Team

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