Tropical Cyclone 02W (Maliksi)
Friday, May 31, 2024

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By PDC’s Senior Weather
Specialist Glenn James

The Pacific Disaster Center’s (PDC Global) Friday, May 31, 2024, Tropical Cyclone Activity Report…for the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and adjacent Seas

Current Tropical Cyclones:

Tropical Cyclone 02W (Maliksi)…is located approximately 161 NM west-southwest of Hong Kong – Final Warning


Northeast Pacific Ocean:

South of the Southern Coast of Mexico…

>>> A broad area of low pressure located a couple of hundred miles west of the coast of Central America is associated with a tropical wave and is producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms.

Development of this system appears unlikely while it moves slowly westward well to the south of the coast of Mexico through the weekend and early next week.

* Formation chance through 48 hours…low…10 percent
* Formation chance through 7 days…low…10 percent

Central North Pacific:

The central North Pacific hurricane season officially ended on November 30, 2023. Routine issuance of the Tropical Weather Outlook will resume on June 1, 2024. During the off-season, Special Tropical Weather Outlooks will be issued as conditions warrant.

The central Pacific basin had a near-normal season with four tropical systems traversing the basin.

Hurricane Dora, a category-4 storm, passed south of Hawaii in early August, marking the first major hurricane in the central Pacific basin since 2020. The strong gradient between a high pressure system to the north and Dora to the south was a contributing factor to the wind-driven, fast-moving wildfires in Hawaii.

Western Pacific, Indian Ocean and adjacent Seas

Western Pacific Ocean

Tropical Cyclone 02W (Maliksi) Final Warning

According to the JTWC Warning number 4, sustained winds were running 30 knots…with gusts to near 40 knots.

Animated enhanced infrared satellite imagery shows a partially exposed low-level circulation center (llcc) making landfall over the last couple of hours, flanked by curved convective banding within the southern quadrant.

The local animated radar loop also depicts the llcc as making landfall into southern mainland China and becoming elongated through increased frictional influences from terrain.

Due to recently making landfall, the terrain induced friction will continue to deteriorate the core structure of TD 02W, rapidly weakening and completing full dissipation by 24 hours.