Typhoon Doksuri neared a landfall in Vietnam on Thursday night while Typhoon Talim posed a threat to Japan. At 8:00 p.m. EDT the center of Typhoon Doksuri was located at latitude 17.8°N and longitude 107.3°E which put it about 130 miles (210 km) east-southeast of Vinh, Vietnam. Doksuri was moving toward the west-northwest at 15 m.p.h. (24 km/h). The maximum sustained wind speed was 115 m.p.h. (185 km/h) and there were wind gusts to 135 m.p.h. (220 km/h). The minimum surface pressure was 956 mb.
Typhoon Doksuri intensified rapidly as approached the coast of Vietnam on Thursday. An eye appeared that the center of circulation and a ring of strong thunderstorms surrounded the eye. The strongest winds were occurring in the ring of storms. Winds to tropical storm force extended out over 200 miles (320 km) from the center of circulation.
Typhoon Doksuri will make landfall on the coast of Vietnam between Ky Anh and Hoa Lac in a few hours. Doksuri will bring strong winds and heavy rain to northern Vietnam. The heavy rain could cause flash flooding. Winds blowing toward the coast will cause a significant storm surge of ten feet (three meters) near where the center makes landfall. Heavy rain will fall over parts of Laos and Thailand when Doksuri moves farther inland.
Typhoon Talim weakened as it stalled southwest of Japan on Thursday. At 8:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday the center of Typhoon Talim was located at latitude 27.8°N and longitude 124.5°E which put it about 500 miles (800 km) southwest of Nagasaki, Japan. Talim was moving toward the north-northeast at 3 m.p.h. The maximum sustained wind speed was 110 m.p.h. (175 km/h) and there were wind gusts to 130 m.p.h. (210 km/h). The minimum surface pressure was 949 mb.
Typhoon Talim appeared to pull drier air in around the southern side of the circulation. Little movement of Typhoon Talim may have also allowed the winds to mix cooler water to the surface. The drier and and cooler water caused many of the thunderstorms in the southern half of the circulation. Strong thunderstorms were still occurring in the northern half of the circulation. An upper level trough will approach Talim from the west and the trough will start to steer Talim toward the northeast. On its anticipated track Typhoon Talim could approach Kyushu within 48 hours.