7 August 2017 - bulletin 461

Updated at 2100 GMT
Latest warnings for 07W and 07L
Disturbance update


NORTHWESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN
Tropical depression Noru / 07W
Warning 73 from JTWC at 2100 GMT
Position 36.1N 137.1E
Location 100 miles WNW of Camp Fuji, Japan
Movement 015° (NNE) at 12 knots
Maximum sustained winds 30 knots gusting to 40 knots
Threatened landmasses Japan
Maximum significant wave height N/A
Next warning from JTWC at 0300 GMT

Noru is moving northeast and is now passing over Honshu. The system is weakening rapidly as it passes overland and will become extra-tropical upon reemerging over the Pacific Ocean.

NORTHERN ATLANTIC OCEAN
Tropical storm Franklin / 07L
Warning 05 from NHC at 2100 GMT
Position 18.6N 85.9W
Location 155 miles E of Chetumal, Mexico
Movement 310° (NW) at 12 knots
Maximum sustained winds 50 knots gusting to 65 knots
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 140 miles of the centre
Threatened landmasses Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
Minimum central pressure 998 mbar
Next warning from NHC at 0000 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 from Belize City to the border of Mexico, and for the coast of Mexico from Chetumal to Campeche
A tropical storm watch is in force 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.
A storm surge will elevate water levels 2 to 4 feet above normal tide levels.

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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