Typhoon Nesat caused heavy rain and floods in parts of Taiwan when it moved over the island. At 11:00 p.m. EDT on Saturday the center of Tropical Storm Nesat was located at latitude 26.2°N and longitude 118.9°E which put it near Fuzhou, China. Nesat was moving toward the northwest at 13 m.p.h. (21 km/h). The maximum sustained wind speed was 60 m.p.h. (95 km/h) and there were wind gusts to 75 m.p.h. (120 km/h). The minimum surface pressure was 977 mb.
The core of Typhoon Nesat moved over northern Taiwan earlier today and the center passed close to Taipei. The typhoon brought strong winds and heavy rain to parts of northern and eastern Taiwan. The rainfall was heavy enough in some locations to cause flash flooding. Nesat weakened to a tropical storm when the center passed over Taiwan.
Tropical Storm Nesat moved quickly across the Taiwan Strait and it made another landfall on the east coast of China near Fuzhou. Nesat produced gusty winds and locally heavy rain near the coast. Heavy rain will continue to fall over eastern China as Tropical Storm Nesat moves farther inland and the rain could result in flooding in some locations.
Parts of Taiwan could receive additional heavy rain on Sunday when Tropical Storm Haitang approaches the southern part of the island. At 11:00 p.m. EDT on Saturday the center of Tropical Storm Haitang was located at latitude 20.8°N and longitude 119.7°E which put it about 370 miles (595 km) south-southwest of Taipei, Taiwan. Haitang was moving toward the east-northeast at at 14 m.p.h. (22 km/h). The maximum sustained wind speed was 40 m.p.h. (65 km/h) and there were gusts to 50 m.p.h. (80 km/h). The minimum surface pressure was 997 mb.
The distribution of rain in Tropical Storm Haitang is very asymmetrical. Almost all of the showers and thunderstorms are located south of the center of circulation. However, there is a fairly large area of heavy rain in the southern half of the circulation of Haitang. Tropical Storm Haitang is currently moving toward the east-northeast, but it is forecast to turn toward the north in a trough of low pressure left behind in the wake of Tropical Storm Nesat. On its anticipated track Haitang, could make landfall in southwestern Taiwan near Kaohsiung in about 12 hours. When the heavy rain in Haitang reaches Taiwan, it could exacerbate the flooding caused by Nesat.
Elsewhere over the Western North Pacific the center of Tropical Storm Noru passed just east of Iwo To. At 11:00 p.m. EDT on Saturday the center of Tropical Storm Noru was located at latitude 23.5°N and longitude 141.4°E which put it about 80 miles (130 km) south-southeast of Iwo To. Noru was moving toward the south-southwest at 10 m.p.h. (16 km/h). The maximum sustained wind speed was 70 m.p.h. (110 km/h) and there were wind gusts to 85 m.p.h. (135 km/h). The minimum surface pressure was 978 mb.
Tropical Storm Noru brought periods of heavy rain and gusty winds to Iwo To when the core of tropical storm moved east of the island. Tropical Storm Noru is forecast to turn toward the west on Sunday. The outer bands on the northern side of Noru will continue to cause gusty winds and periods of heavier rain on Iwo To as the tropical storm passes south of the island.