2008-05-12 21:00 JST
Typhoon RAMMASUN started to weaken about 20 degrees latitude, and the shape of clouds are getting less organized. By tomorrow morning, Izu Islands, especially in the south, will be hit directly by the typhoon. Hachijojima Island is now within the area of strong winds, and a large amount of rainfall was already observed (reference: AMeRAS / / AMeRAS on Google Maps).
2008-05-10 18:45 JST
Typhoon RAMMASUN has well-balanced cloud shape from the beginning, so it keeps steady intensification. The typhoon is forecast to keep deepening for one more day when the typhoon is expected to reach its peak intensity. The image below shows a visible image at 06UTC, which shows the eye at the center, and surrounding clouds spiraling around the center in a magnificent scale.
2008-05-08 08:00 JST
Typhoon RAMMASUN was formed in east of Mindanao Island. This typhoon is forecast to move northward off the coast of Philippines with steady intensification.
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