Reply To: (Super) Typhoon Chanchu – coming our way


Landfall east of Hong Kong looking most likely now.

Joint Typhoon Warning Center has shifted forecast track, now more in agreement with Hong Kong Observatory.
Strike two for HK Obs: JTWC has also reduced estimated current and forecast intensities, again becoming more in line with HKO – although Chanchu a large storm area-wise, now no longer a super typhoon, and set to weaken as it nears the coast, then weaken rapidly after landfall, probably late Wed (HK time).

Guessing for HK – Number 8 signal maybe up as Chanchu closest; but if it keeps to forecast track, No 10 unlikely.

Post edited by: martin, at: 2006/05/16 04:57