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Japan, China - Tropical Depression SONGDA (GDACS, JTWC, JMA, CMA, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 29 July 2022)

  • The tropical depression SONGDA formed over the western North Pacific on 28 July and is moving north-west, towards Ryukyu islands (southern Japan). On 29 July at 0.00 UTC, its center was located about 370 km south-east of Tanegashima island (northern Ryukyu), with maximum sustained winds of 56 km/h.

  • After passing over Ryukyu on 29 July, SONGDA is forecast to enter the East China Sea on 30 July and continue moving westwards as a tropical depression. It could reach the coast of Shanghai city on the evening of 30 July, as a tropical depression.

  • Strong winds, moderate rainfall, and high waves are forecast on 29-30 July over Ryukyu, while heavy rainfall, strong winds, and lightnings, are expected on 30-31 July for the Shanghai area.