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GAC SMHI: Severe weather alert in South China Sea:Typhoon Usagi – 21 September 2013

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gac smhi horz-alert- 21 09 2013IMPORTANT WEATHER NOTIFICATION!

Typhoon Usagi was located at 21/0900Z near 2054N/12012E approximately 260NM S of Taipei and has tracked W at 10 knots over the past 6 hours.

The observed intensity is about 120 knots with gusts at 145 knots. The typhoon will track WNW-W at 10-12 knots in the next 72 hours.

Usagi should continue to weaken a bit in the next 24 hours and make landfall near Hong Kong around 22/18Z.

Most of the weather models are in good agreement so the confidence in the track forecast is high.

Please carefully follow the weather development, and keep your vessels informed.

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