By Adam Douty
After bringing flooding rainfall to the Philippines and Taiwan, Fung-wong will spread heavy rainfall across eastern China, South Korea and Japan this week.
On Monday, Tropical Storm Fung-wong will make another landfall in Zhejiang Province, China. Despite being weakened due to land interactions as the storm moved passed Taiwan, Fung-wong will still bring life threatening weather during its third landfall.
Along the coast of Zhejiang 100-200 mm (4-8 inches) of rain is expected. Rain amounts will gradually lessen further inland. Rain will spread further to the north into Jiangsu Monday night and into Tuesday, but rainfall will be lighter with 25-75 mm (1-3 inches) expected. A similar amount of rain is expected in Shanghai.
While 25-75 mm (1-3 inches) of rain can lead to flooding, the majority of widespread flooding is expected to occur in locations further to the south in eastern Zhejiang.
Wind damage will remain a threat along the coast of Zhejiang, but due to the weakened state of Fung-wong, impacts from wind are expected to be secondary to flooding rainfall. Wind gusts of 80-110 kph (50-70 mph) are expected at the coast. Winds will be lower inland.
After making landfall in China on Monday, a cold front will cause Fung-wong to accelerate to the northeast which will spread heavy rain across South Korea and Kyushu Island, Japan on Tuesday. On Wednesday and Wednesday night, rain will spread northeastward across Shikoku and Honshu.
In excess of 25-75 mm (1-3 inches) of rain is expected to fall across a large portion of South Korea and southern and central Japan which will lead to the threat for isolated flooding. However, the greatest threat for widespread, heavy rain appears to be across South Korea and the islands of Kyushu, Shikoku and southern Honshu in Japan. In these areas in excess of 75 mm (3 inches) of rain is expected with some areas possibly receiving 150 mm (6 inches) of rain.
While there will be a gusty wind across the region, damaging wind is not expected to be a concern.
By Thursday, the remains of Fung-wong will move to the east of Japan and conditions will begin to improve, though showers will likely remain.