8 August 2017 - bulletin 462

Updated at 1045 GMT
Latest warnings for 07W and 07L
Disturbance update


NORTHWESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN
Tropical depression Noru / 07W
Warning 75 from JTWC at 0900 GMT
Position 38.0N 138.2E
Location 150 miles NNW of Yokota AB, Japan
Movement 040° (NE) at 8 knots
Maximum sustained winds 30 knots gusting to 40 knots
Threatened landmasses Japan
Maximum significant wave height 10 feet
Next warning from JTWC at 1500 GMT

Noru is moving northeast and is now passing over the Sea of Japan, just offshore from northern Honshu. The system is weakening rapidly and will dissipate upon final landfall in Honshu tomorrow.

NORTHERN ATLANTIC OCEAN
Tropical storm Franklin / 07L
Warning 07 from NHC at 0900 GMT
Position 19.3N 88.5W
Location 135 miles ESE of Campeche, Mexico
Movement 290° (WNW) at 12 knots
Maximum sustained winds 45 knots gusting to 55 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 1200 GMT

Franklin is now traversing the Yucatan Peninsula. The cyclone will then 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 Puerto de Vera Cruz and Rio Panuco
A tropical storm WARNING is in force from Belize City to the border of Mexico, and for the coast of Mexico from Chetumal to Sabancuy
A tropical storm watch is in force for the coast of Mexico from Sabancuy to Puerto de Veracruz
Rainfall totals of 3 to 6, locally up to 12 inches, can be expected over the Yucatan Peninsula. Totals of 4 to 8, locally up to 15, inches are expected over northern Veracruz, Puebla, Tlaxcala, Hidalgo and eastern San Louis Potosi. These rains could give rise to potentially life-threatening flash floods and mudslides
A storm surge will elevate water levels 1 feet above normal tide levels on the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula.

TROPICAL DISTURBANCE UPDATE
NORTHERN ATLANTIC OCEAN
Update from NHC at 0600 GMT
System 99L
Position 15.3N 48.5W
Location 900 miles E of the Lesser Antilles
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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