Mujigae Impacting Southern China; Tropical Storm Choi-Wan West of Wake Island

10/4/2015 10:00:00 AM

As of Sunday morning, EDT, Typhoon Mujigae is located approximately 290 miles east of Hanoi, Vietnam. Mujigae is moving northwest at 15 mph. Maximum sustained winds are at 90 mph with gusts to 115 mph.

Mujigae is forecast to continue moving northwestward across southwestern Guangdong and into Guangxi bringing flooding rain and strong winds. Rainfall amounts will average 4 to 8 inches across western Guangdong and Guanxi with as much as 12 inches possible across the higher terrain. Although Mujigae is expected to weaken rapidly over the next 24 hours, the threat for heavy rain will continue through Monday across Guangxi and far northern Vietnam.

Also, Tropical Storm Choi-Wan is located approximately 395 miles west of Wake Island. Choi-Wan is moving west-northwest at 21 mph. Maximum sustained winds are 60 mph with gusts to 75 mph.

Choi-Wan is forecast to continue to strengthen over the next 24 to 48 hours as it moves west-northwest and may become a typhoon later on Sunday or early on Monday. Choi-Wan is expected to turn northward more northwest then northward by the middle of this week and could make landfall across far eastern Hokkaido, Japan, or the Kuril Islands later this week.

By Meteorologist Anthony Sagliani

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