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The Northern Mariana Islands, Guam (USA) – Tropical Cyclone Yutu Update (GDACS, JTWC, NOAA) (ECHO Daily Flash of 23 October 2018)

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  • Tropical cyclone YUTU continued north-west. On 23 October at 0.00 UTC its centre was located approx. 750 km south-east of Saipan Island and 750 km east-south-east of Guam, with maximum sustained winds of 120 km/h (typhoon).

  • Over the next 24 hours, it is forecast to continue north-west, passing over the Northern Mariana Islands (especially Rota, Tinian and Saipan Islands) and northern Guam on 24 October afternoon as an intense typhoon, with maximum sustained winds of 205-220 km/h.

  • Heavy rainfall and strong winds will affect the area over 24-25 October.

  • As of 23 October, a typhoon warning is in effect for Tinian and Saipan Islands, a tropical storm warning for Rota Islands and a tropical storm watch for Guam.

  • YUTU could affect the same area affected by typhoon MANGKHUT on 9-11 September.