Tropical Storm Atsani moving toward Central Vietnam
Update: 5th of November, 2:00 p.m. UTC
Tropical Storm Atsani (locally Siony) was located near 20.2N 125.5E, south-southwest of Kadena Ab, Okinawa. Moving toward the west at 17 km/h (9 knots).
Maximum sustained winds are near 102 km/h (55 knots).
It is forecasted for Atsani to track southwestward towards southern Vietnam and steadily weaken prior to landfall over South Central Vietnam. Combined with the unfavorable environment, terrain interaction after landfall will rapidly weaken the system until full dissipation.
Update: 1st of November, 11:30 p.m. UTC
Currently tropical depression Atsani (locally Siony) is moving near 16.6N 129.8E with maximum winds of 55 km/h (30 KT). It has already entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) and is expected to further strengthen.
Atsani is predicted to become a hurricane by Thursday morning next week. However the storm should remain rather weak initially, more significant intensification should then occur early next week.