North-Western Pacific Ocean -Tropical Cyclones Chan-Hom and Nangka - ECHO Daily Map | 13/07/2015

  • CHAN-HOM made landfall in the coast of Zhoushan city, Zhejiang province, on11 July at 8.40 UTC, as a strong Typhoon (max.sustained winds peed at 6.00 UTC was 157km/h).
    It subsequently exited into the East China Sea and moved north-east towards DPRK, weakening into a Tropical Storm.
  • It made new landfall in the province of South Hwanghae, south-western DPRK, in the afternoon of 12 July (UTC). At 18.00, it was aTropical Depression, with its approximate centre near Anak and Sinchon counties. Overthe next 24h, it is forecast to move north-east, crossing DPRK, and dissipating.
  • Strong winds and heavy rainfall affected eastern China, Japan, Repuplic of Korea and DPRK. JRC calculations indicated also storm surge of up to 2.3 min Zhejiang province in the morning of 11 July.
  • As of 13 July, no casualties have been reported in the areas along CHAN-HOM’s path. In China, over 1 million people had been preventively evacuated while the Government reports nearly 1,000 homes damaged or collapsed and air and traffic were affected. Flight cancellations were also reported in the Republic of Korea.
  • NANGKA after crossing the Northern Mariana Islands as a very intense Typhoon on 9 July, continued west over the northern Pacific Ocean, gradually weakening.It subsequently turned north on 12 July and started intensifying again.
  • On 13 July at 6.00 UTC its centre was located approx. 840 km south-east of Minamidaitojima island, Okinawa province and had max. sustained winds of 194km/h.
  • Over the next 48h, it is forecast to continue moving north and start turning slightly north-west, towards southern mainland Japan. Its intensity will increase. It may start approaching Japan on 16 July.