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Tropical Cyclone Weekly Summary #104 (July 25 - August 1, 1993)

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Aug 3, 1993, 6:06:10 PM8/3/93
This report is compiled from warnings issued by:
National Hurricane Center
Central Pacific Hurricane Center
Naval Western Oceanography Center
Fiji Meteorological Service
Meteorological Service of New Zealand
Joint Typhoon Warning Center
Japanese Meteorological Agency
Bureau of Meteorology, Australia
Philippine Meteorological Service
Royal Observatory of Hong Kong
Indian Meteorological Department
Reunion Meteorological Service
Mauritius Meteorological Service
(others may be added as they become available)

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North Atlantic Basin: No tropical cyclones.

Eastern North Pacific Basin (E of 140 Deg. W): No tropical cyclones.

Central North Pacific Basin (180 Deg. W to 140 Deg. W): No tropical cyclones.

Western North Pacific Basin (W of 180 Deg. W):

Tropical Storm Ofelia: At the start of the summary period, Ofelia was moving
north-northwest with 35 kt winds. Ofelia continued a general north-northwest
course until it made landfall over southwestern Japan on 27 July with a peak in-
tensity of 45-50 kt. The storm then recurved north-northeast and became extra-
tropical the next day near 39N 136E. Oita, Japan reported sustained winds of
50 kt with gusts to 73 kt at 0732 UTC 27 July with a pressure of 992 mb. There
are no reports of damage or casualties at this time.

Typhoon Percy: A tropical depression formed near 18N 129E on 26 July. Init-
ially drifting north, the system took a north-northwest track at it reached
tropical storm intensity on 28 July. Percy moved north across the Japanese
island of Kyushu on 29 July as it reached a peak intensity of 75 kt. The system
weakened to tropical storm intensity over Japan later that day. Percy turned
northeast on 30 July and became extratropical later that day near 41N 136E.
Nagasaki reported a minimum pressure of 980.3 mb at 1500 UTC 29 July, while
Fukuoka reported a minimum pressure of 982 mb at 1600 UTC. Fukuoka also re-
ported 40 kt sustained winds with gusts to 56 kt at 1630 UTC. There are no
reports of damage or casualties at this time.

Tropical Depression: The Philippine Meteorological Service started warnings
on this system near 20N 125E on 29 July. Moving northwest, the system dissi-
pated the next day near 22N 123E. Maximum sustained winds in this poorly or-
ganized system were 30 kt.

Tropical Depression 13W: Tropical Depression 13W formed on 1 August near 7N
154E. At the end of the summary period, it was moving west-northwest with 30 kt

North Indian Ocean Basin: No tropical cyclones.

South Indian Ocean Basin (W of 135 Deg. E): No tropical cyclones.

South Pacific Ocean Basin (E of 135 Deg. E): No tropical cyclones.

Disclaimer: While an effort has been made to make sure this information is
accurate as possible, it was drawn from operational warnings that may not
always agree with the best track information published after the storm is
over. Please address any questions or comments by e-mail to Jack Beven at
Internet address: (preferrable)

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