TS Nakri forms over South China Sea

Tropical Storm Nakri Satellite Image

Tropical Storm Nakri has formed over the South China Sea WSW of Manila, Philippines and is currently drifting southward slowly. Max winds are estimated to be 60 knots  and Nakri is forecast to strengthen and move westward reaching typhoon intensity within 6-12 hours reaching peak intensity in about 36 hours before weakening begins.  Nakri is currently forecast to make landfall over Vietnam around 1800-2100 UTC on the 10th as a strong tropical storm. 

About Fred Pickhardt

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.
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