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Latest Update on Severe Tropical Storm Tembin (Bagyong Igme) and Typhoon Bolaven (Bagyong Julian). This is a long video update so if you are only interested in one storm, our update for Tembin begins at 1:26 while our update for Bolaven begins at 9:22 (Please note that at the beginning of the video, we said ‘Thursday afternoon’, this is an error and the video is latest and made today–Friday)
Tembin has made landfall in Southern Taiwan earlier this morning as a Category 3 typhoon and has since weakened to a Severe Tropical Storm. It is forecast to linger just southwest of Taiwan for 3 days as a Fujiwhara Interaction with Bolaven occurs. Rains across Taiwan and even into Extreme Northern Luzon will continue through the weekend. Tembin could re-intensify back to a Typhoon by Sunday.
From PAGASA, Signal #2 still in effect for Batanes Group of Islands. Signal #1 for Calayan and Babuyan Group of Islands. Central Weather Bureau are also issuing various weather warnings for Taiwan, please go to their website for the latest warnings and forecasts for Taiwan.
Radar from CWB
Latest radar image out of Taiwan shows the center of Tembin remains somewhat intact as it moves offshore. Moderate to heavy rains continue to impact Pingtung and Kaohsiung with scattered showers impacting other parts of Taiwan. Along with strong winds, many areas in Central and Southern Areas of Taiwan reported seeing rainfall amounts of up to 300mm so far today. Another 100 to even 200mm are still possible tonight and into tomorrow especially along southeastern portions. For more radar images, warnings, and forecasts from Taiwan, please click HERE (CWB Website)
Meanwhile, Typhoon Bolaven continues to move across the Philippine Sea, continues to intensify. It is still expected to hit Okinawa by as early Sunday morning as a Category 4 Typhoon. Winds of up to 200kph possible in the island by Sunday morning and into the afternoon hours.
Bolaven is an extremely dangerous typhoon and could be Okinawa’s biggest storm in years. Please prepare now, if you haven’t done so already. Again, we are NOT an official agency so please continue monitoring JMA or Kadena Weather (for the base) for the latest warnings and forecasts.
We’ll have another video update tomorrow. Stay safe!