Distance 4: 610 km (330 nm) SW of Kaoshiung, Taiwan<!–
Distance 5: 615 km (332 nm) SW of Kaoshiung, Taiwan–>
Max Winds (1-min avg): 100 kph (55 kts) near the center
Peak Wind Gusts: 130 kph (70 kts)
Saffir-Simpson Scale: N/A
Central Pressure: 982 millibars (hPa)
Recent Movement: NW @ 13 kph (07 kts)
General Direction: Southern China
Size (in Diameter): 500 km (270 nm) / Average
Max Sea Wave Height (near center): 18 ft (5.4 m)
One can only imagine all the crevices that this will get into. This storm is aptly named and will no doubt leave waveriders in the area with grins from ear to ear. 17hr flight is sounding awfully attractive right about now.
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