7 August 2017 - bulletin 459

Updated at 0945 GMT
Latest warnings for 07W and 07L
Disturbance update


NORTHWESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN
TYPHOON Noru / 07W
Warning 71 from JTWC at 0900 GMT
Position 34.0N 135.1E
Location 150 miles E of Iwakuni, Japan
Movement 050° (NE) at 12 knots
Maximum sustained winds 65 knots gusting to 80 knots
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 105 to 115 miles of the centre
Winds of 64 knots or higher occur within 20 miles of the centre
Threatened landmasses Japan
Maximum significant wave height 20 feet
Next warning from JTWC at 1500 GMT

Noru is moving northeast and is now passing over Honshu. The storm will reemerge over the Pacific Ocean after today, and turn extra-tropical.

NORTHERN ATLANTIC OCEAN
Tropical storm Franklin / 07L
Warning 03 from NHC at 0900 GMT
Position 17.1N 84.2W
Location 285 miles ESE of Chetumal, Mexico
Movement 300° (WNW) at 12 knots
Maximum sustained winds 40 knots gusting to 50 knots
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 140 miles of the centre
Threatened landmasses Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
Minimum central pressure 1005 mbar
Next warning from NHC at 1200 GMT

Franklin will track westnorthwest to the Yucatan Peninsula and make landfall there at near hurricane strength. After traversing the Yucatan, the cyclone will reemerge over the Gulf of Campeche, where it will reintensify, before making landfall on the Mexican Gulf coast.

Regional warnings
A hurricane watch is in force for the coast of Mexico between Chetumal and Punta Allen
A tropical storm WARNING is in force for the coast of Mexico from Chetumal to Campeche
A tropical storm watch is in force from Belize City to the border of Mexico, and for the coast of Mexico from Campeche to Sabancuy.
Rainfall totals of 3 to 6, locally up to 12 inches, can be expected over the Yucatan Peninsula, giving rise to potentially life-threatening flash floods.

TROPICAL DISTURBANCE UPDATE
NORTHERN ATLANTIC OCEAN
Update from NHC at 0600 GMT
System 99L
Position 14.5N 43.0W
Likelihood of tropical cyclone formation within 48 hours is LOW (0%) 
Likelihood of tropical cyclone formation within 5 days is MEDIUM (20%)

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