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Tropical Cyclone Warning for Shipping


At 180900 UTC, Tropical Depression Toraji (1827) with central pressure 1002 hectopascals was centred within 90 nautical miles of one one point five degrees north (11.5 N) one zero eight point five degrees east (108.5 E) and is forecast to move west at about 6 knots for the next 24 hours.

Maximum winds near the centre are estimated to be 25 knots.

Radius of over 2 metre waves 60 nautical miles.

Forecast position and intensity at 190900 UTC
Dissipated over land.


The Hong Kong Observatory's tropical cyclone warnings for shipping are issued about two hours after the time of observation. They incorporate additional information derived from surface and upper-air data and may therefore be slightly different from the real-time satellite or radar-based positions given in the hourly bulletins for public. Average errors in the 24, 48 and 72-hour forecast positions are of the order of 150, 250 and 350 kilometres respectively.
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