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Tropical Storm Doksuri (international designation: 1206, JTWC designation: 07W, PAGASA Name: Dindo) was a Tropical Storm which affected the Philippines, and impacted southern China.

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Meteorological historyEdit

On June 25, the Japan Meteorological Agency started to monitor a tropical depression that had developed embedded within a monsoon trough about Template:Convert/km to the southeast of Manilla in the Philippines.[1][2] During that day the depression moved north-westwards and consolidated further, before early the next day the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration started to monitor it as Tropical Depression Dindo.[3][4] Later that day the JMA reported that the depression had developed into a tropical storm, and named it Doksuri, before the Joint Typhoon Warning Centre started to issue warnings on the system and designated it as Tropical Depression 07W.[5]

Late on the same day, the JTWC upgraded Doksuri to a tropical storm. On June 27, Doksuri’s low-level circulation center became exposed due to moderate easterly wind shear. On June 28, the JTWC downgraded Doksuri to a tropical depression, as the system’s exposed circulation center began to underwent a usual circulation center replacement cycle, which involves a circulation center to be replaced by another new circulation center. Late on the same day, Doksuri made landfall over Zhuhai, Guangdong, China.[6] During June 30, the JMA reported that Doksuri had weakened into a tropical depression, before reporting that the depression had dissipated later that day.[7]

Preparations and impactEdit

The Philippines closely monitored the low that would later become Doksuri. When Doksuri becomes a storm and nears the coastline of Luzon, the PAGASA raised public storm warning signal numbers 1 and 2 on Northern Luzon provinces and the Batanes, Babuyan and Calayan Group of Islands. PAGASA also firmly notified that the southwest monsoon enhanced by Doksuri would affect the Western section of Luzon, Visayas, and Palawan Island, including Metro Manila. Storm warning signals lasted until Doksuri left the Philippine Area of Responsibility.

Even though Doksuri didn't made landfall along mainland Luzon, it nevertheless brought heavy rains along the provinces of Cagayan, Isabela, and Ilocos Norte. This is because thunderstorms are concentrated mainly to the south of the center. Southwest monsoon enhanced by Doksuri also caused heavy rainfall along Metro Manila, leading to floods in easily-flooded streets and traffic congestion during this period. Overall, minimal damage is attributed to Doksuri.

On June 29, the HKO issued the No.8 Strong Wind signal as the system was located 100 kilometers from Hong Kong.

PhilippinesEdit

ChinaEdit

MacauEdit

Within Macau, some minor damage was reported to chimneys.[8]

Hong KongEdit

GuangdongEdit

Doksuri caused no major damage within Guangdong.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "JMA WWJP25 Warning and Summary July 21, 2012 12z". Japan Meteorological Agency. Archived from the original on June 25, 2012. http://www.webcitation.org/68gAFshxg. Retrieved July 21, 2012. 
  2. Joint Typhoon Warning Centre (June 25, 2012). "Significant Tropical Weather Advisory for the Western and South Pacific Ocean". The United States Navy and The United States Airforce. Archived from the original on June 25, 2012. http://www.webcitation.org/68gASg4NE. 
  3. Joint Typhoon Warning Centre. "Tropical Cyclone Formation Alert June 25, 2012 21z". The United States Navy and The United States Airforce. Archived from the original on June 25, 2012. http://www.webcitation.org/68h0T0fVe. Retrieved July 21, 2012. 
  4. "Severe Weather Bulletin Number One, Tropical Cyclone Alert: Tropical Depression "Dindo" Issued at 5:00 pm, Tuesday, June 26, 2012". Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration. June 26, 2012. Archived from the original on June 26, 2012. http://www.webcitation.org/68iBFdCAR. 
  5. RSMC Tokyo — Typhoon Center (June 26, 2012). "RSMC Tropical Cyclone Advisory June 26, 2012 12z". Japan Meteorological Agency. Archived from the original on June 26, 2012. http://www.webcitation.org/68iB521uC. Retrieved July 21, 2012. 
  6. "強熱帶風暴"杜蘇芮"在廣東省珠海市沿海登陸". National Meteorological Center of CMA. June 29, 2012. http://dailynews.sina.com/bg/chn/chnpolitics/chinanews/20120629/12153519845.html. Retrieved June 29, 2012. 
  7. RSMC Tokyo — Typhoon Center (July 27, 2012). "RSMC Tropical Cyclone Best Track: Tropical Storm Doksuri". Japan Meteorological Agency. Archived from the original on July 27, 2012. http://www.webcitation.org/69SqfHzgO. Retrieved July 27, 2012. 
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