Tropical Storm Rumbia made landfall on the east coast of China just south of Shanghai on Thursday, and Tropical Storm Babinca hit Vietnam. At 5:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday the center of Tropical Storm Rumbia was located at latitude 30.5°N and longitude 121.0°E which put it about 60 miles (95 km) southwest of Shanghai, China. Rumbia was moving toward the west at 14 m.p.h. (22 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 987 mb.
Tropical Storm Rumbia strengthened before it made landfall. Thunderstorms developed near the center of circulation and a band wrapped around the center. The circulation became more circular and storms near the center began to generate upper level divergence. In the western half off the circulation where the winds were blowing toward the land, increased friction enhanced rising motion and heavier rain fell.
Tropical Storm Rumbia caused some gusty winds near the coast, but the greater risks were the locally heavy rain and the potential for floods. Tropical Storm Rumbia is forecast to move slightly north of due west as it moves inland over eastern China. Rumbia will drop locally heavy rain over the area around Shanghai, and over parts Zhejiang, Jiangsu and Anhui provinces. Some of those regions have received heavy rain from previous storms and the potential for serious flooding exists.
Tropical Storm Bebinca made landfall on the coast of Vietnam on Thursday. At 5:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday the center of Tropical Storm Bebinca was located at latitude 19.9°N and longitude 106.3°E which put it about 70 miles (110 km) southeast of Ninh Binh, Vietnam. Bebinca was moving toward the west-southwest at 8 m.p.h. (13 km/h). The maximum sustained wind speed was 65 m.p.h. (105 km/h) and there were wind gusts to 80 m.p.h. (130 km/h). The minimum surface pressure was 979 mb.
Tropical Storm Bebinca also strengthened before it made landfall. An eye started to form at the center of circulation and Bebinca was on the threshold of becoming a typhoon when it made landfall. Tropical Storm Bebinca produced gusty winds and a storm surge near the coast. However, the greatest risks are locally heavy rain and the potential for floods. Tropical Storm Bebinca is forecast to move in a general westerly direction. Bebinca will drop locally heavy rain over parts of Vietnam, northern Laos and extreme northern Thailand.
Elsewhere over the Western North Pacific Ocean, Tropical Storm Soulik moved quickly toward Iwo To and strengthened. At 5:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday the center of Tropical Storm Soulik was located at latitude 20.9°N and longitude 141.3°E which put it about 315 miles (510 km) south of Iwo To. Soulik was moving toward the north at 20 m.p.h. (32 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 981 mb.