Typhoon "Mitag" near Taiwan, heading toward China, South Korea and Japan
Tropical Cyclone "Mitag," known as Onyok in the Philippines, formed on September 28 while it was east of Luzon, Philippines. It soon became a Severe Tropical Storm and reached typhoon status on September 29. This is 18th named storm of the 2019 Pacific typhoon season.
At 08:00 UTC September 30, Typhoon "Mitag" was located 300 km (185 miles) SSE of Taipei, Taiwan. Maximum 10-minute sustained winds were 130 km/h (80 mph) with gusts up to 185 km/h (115 mph). The minimum central barometric pressure was 970 hPa and the system was moving northward at 22 km/h (14 mph).
Mitag is expected to pass east of Taiwan today and tomorrow, approach eastern China's Shanghai on October 1 and 2, move over southern South Korea on October 2 and then into Japan where at least 2 landfalls are expected on October 4 and 5.
Heavy rainfall and strong winds are forecast over the Batanes and Babuyan Islands region, Philippines as well as over Taiwan, northern Fujian Province and eastern Zhejiang Province through October 2.
Friction due to land interaction with Taiwan should limit intensification," JTWC said. After 03:00 UTC on October 1, continued land interaction with coastal China, cool sea surface temperatures, and high vertical wind shear should gradually weaken the system.
There is high uncertainty in the near-term intensity forecast because of the proximity of the track to China and Taiwan. Dynamic model guidance is in overall strong agreement, despite NVGM and JGSM maintaining their track offset to the east. However, the timing and location of re-curvature of the remaining models show significant along-track speed differences after 15:00 UTC on October 2, leading to fair overall agreement in this portion of the track forecast.
Four people were killed as #Typhoon #Mitag lashed the southern and eastern regions of #SouthKorea with heavy rain and strong winds, authorities said on October 3.— IANS Tweets (@ians_india) October 3, 2019
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Globe view of TS 19W #Mitag today 10/02 #Himawari8 AHI FullDisk TrueColor (WGT) with enhanced Target Infrared layers. See a hi-res version here-> https://t.co/lpGIsOWq0J #RealEarth™ #UWSSEC #UWCIMSS pic.twitter.com/skxbUN7gUj— Russell Dengel (@RussellDengel) October 2, 2019
#NSTworld: #Mitag, the 18th typhoon this year, brought heavy rains in southern parts of the country. As of 0130 GMT, the toll was six dead and four injured, the Ministry of the Interior and Safety said.https://t.co/kJxBMtlkV6— New Straits Times (@NST_Online) October 3, 2019
Corée du Sud - Au moins six personnes sont mortes et plusieurs autres sont portées disparues en #Coree du Sud après le passage du typhon Mitag sur la côte sud-ouest de la péninsule selon les services de secours. #SouthKorea #Mitag pic.twitter.com/nyehXWBZJg— Ⓝ ⓂⒺⓃⒶ·۰•●○ (@Nws_MENA) October 3, 2019
#Mundo | El tifón #Mitag ha dejado al menos 6 muertos y 6 desaparecidos en #CoreadelSur este 2 de octubre, según indican los datos de los servicios de emergencia surcoreanos. pic.twitter.com/gUFrbBpr47— TN8 Nicaragua (@canaltn8) October 3, 2019
#BREAKING : Six people died and eight others missing as a result of #Typhoon #Mitag, which hit the southern regions of the Republic of #Korea (ROK) on Wednesday and Thursday. pic.twitter.com/YAX4A1TA5g— Conflict Intelligence Network ???? ???????? (@ConflictTeam) October 3, 2019