Tropical Storm Sonamu trajectory projection from JTWC shows that Sonamu might not landed in Peninsular Malaysia on 8 & 9 January 2013. The speed is getting slower and intensity might be reducing. Projection from JMA and JTWC show that Sonamu might move further south later. However, the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia might be affected by the tropical storm as it is close to its boundary. The Radius of this Sonamu is predicted to be 300km on 8 January 2013.
Tropical Storm Advisory from MMD
Issued at 11:48PM 06 January 2013
Stage : Tropical Storm (SONAMU).
Time of Observation : 11:00 pm, 6th January 2013.
Location : Latitude 7.1 North; Longitude 108.8 East; approximately 477 km Southeast Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Movement : West-Southwestwards at estimated speed of 15 kmph.
Distant from nearest town: Approximately 650 km Northeast of Dungun, Terengganu.
Threat to Malaysia : These conditions may cause strong winds and rough seas over waters off South China Sea.