TS Lekima forms over western North Pacific
TS Lekima Satellite image
TS Lekima has formed over the western North Pacific and currently is located about 479 NM SSE of Kadena AB in Japan and was moving NNW at 6 knots. Max winds are about 35 knots with a max significant wave height of 19 feet (5.8 meters).
Conditions favor development and Lekima could reach typhoon strength in about 72 hours and is forecast to pass northeast of Taiwan on the 9th.
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I am a marine meteorologist and sailed briefly with American Export Lines in the Far East trade after graduating from State University of New York Maritime College. I have extensive experience in weather analysis, weather forecasting, optimum ship routing, vessel performance evaluations and forensic weather event reconstructions. I founded Ocean Weather Services and as Owner and Chief Consultant currently provide optimum ship routing services and forensic marine weather reports to the maritime industry.