2008-09-28 21:45 JST
Typhoon JANGMI made landfall at Yilan County, Taiwan, on 15:40 local time, and will traverse the central mountains of Taiwan by tomorrow morning. The typhoon has started weakening before making landfall, but the landfall will make the typhoon even weaker. This typhoon is initially forecast to move a similar track with the previous Typhoon 200814, but now it is forecast to move a similar track with second previous Typhoon 200813 (comparison of three typhoons). It is, however, difficult to keep its intensity tenaciously compared to Typhoon 200813, because Honshu regions in Japan has already turned into autumn season.
2008-09-27 16:15 JST
Typhoon JANGMI has intensified into a "violent class" in south of Sakishima Islands. Images below show that the typhoon has beautiful spiral clouds, and also has very thick clouds at the center with the clearly visible eye. Sakishima Islands will soon enter the area of 30kt winds or more, and it will be affected significantly by heavy rains and strong winds if it takes an eastward track.
2008-09-24 22:45 JST
Typhoon JANGMI was formed in east of Philippines. This typhoon is forecast to move a similar track with, a little more north than, the previous typhoon, Typhoon HAGUPIT. This typhoon also shows a well-balanced spiral clouds, which may indicate similar intensification with the previous one.
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