0000 UTC (5 p.m. PDT) – Hurricane Elida weakens into a category 3 hurricane. [8], An area of convection developed on September 8 to the northeast of Luzon. [18] High winds and heavy rainfall affected the state, causing an islandwide power outage and destroying hundreds of houses. 1800 UTC (5 a.m. PDT) – Hurricane Alma weakens into a category 2 hurricane. The remnants executed a loop over Guangdong before moving offshore and dissipating on September 16 near Hong Kong. Due to increasing wind shear,[9] convection gradually weakened, and the JMA downgraded Tapah to a tropical depression on January 13; however, other agencies maintained the system as a tropical storm. Late on August 3, it intensified into Tropical Storm Kammuri off the coast of Hong Kong. [93][nb 4] In Hong Kong, 32 people were injured due to the storm,[94] and 41 flights were canceled. [8], A circulation formed on July 7 in the South China Sea, with associated convection located to the south. The 2002 Pacific typhoon season was an active season, with many tropical cyclones affecting Japan and China. [8], Before striking Japan, Higos produced strong winds in the Northern Marianas Islands while passing to their north. 1200 UTC (5 a.m. PDT) – Tropical Depression Four-E forms 300 miles (555 km) south of Acapulco, Mexico. [35], A tropical wave that crossed Central America organized and developed into a tropical depression on June 27. The 2002 Pacific typhoon season was an active season, with many tropical cyclones affecting Japan and China. The following are typhoon seasons that occurred in the northwestern Pacific Ocean that have articles on the Hypothetical Hurricanes Wiki. 1800 UTC (5 a.m. PDT) – Tropical Depression Elida weakens into a remnant low pressure area. [8] The storm produced a record wind gust there of 204 km/h (127 mph),[16] and just south of the city, high waves destroyed several piers and a large boat. [7], During the year, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) issued advisories on tropical cyclones west of the International Date Line to the Malay Peninsula, and north of the equator, in its role as the official Regional Specialized Meteorological Center, as designated by the World Meteorological Organization in 1989. [36] These rains damaged several homes at an unspecified location. It reached Category 4 before turning north and weakening again. [22] The trough that caused the typhoon's acceleration also caused the storm to lose tropical characteristics, and dry air gradually became entrained in the circulation. Animation of the 2002 Pacific hurricane season, reanalysed by Force Thirteen. Tropical Storm Kammuri made landfall late on August 4, after reaching peak winds of 100 km/h (65 mph). 1200 UTC (5 a.m. PDT) – Tropical Depression Six-E strengthens into Tropical Storm Elida. Early on July 10, Halong passed just south of Guam as a tropical storm, according to the JMA, although the JTWC assessed it as a typhoon near the island. [8] Convection and outflow increased the next day, and the system moved slowly westward due to a ridge over Japan. Every month had tropical activity, with most storms forming from July through October. Tropical depressions in this basin have the "W" suffix added to their number when classified by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC). [9] It weakened while crossing Honshu, and shortly after striking Hokkaidō on October 2, Higos became extratropical. It moved westward and nearly strengthened to a hurricane, peaking in intensity on August 28. The western Pacific basin covers the Pacific Ocean, north of the equator and west of the International Date Line. [112] On April 5, the JTWC initiated advisories on Tropical Depression 04W. These forecasts were issued monthly from 6th March 2002 to 6th August 2002, spanning the official NW Pacific typhoon season from 1st January to 31st December. Three of them, Alika, Ele, and Huko, were used throughout the course of the year. [114] The names of significant tropical cyclones are retired, by both PAGASA and the Typhoon Committee. The combination of land interaction and wind shear caused dissipation that day. However, in Guerrero, around 100 houses in Acapulco and Zihuatanejo were damaged or washed away by flash flooding. The storm tracked northwestward toward Taiwan, and on July 2 it attained its peak intensity with winds of 160 km/h (100 mph). 1800 UTC (5 a.m. PDT) – Hurricane Elida weakens into a category 2 hurricane. [64] It was also the second-strongest October hurricane in any season, and the third strongest Pacific hurricane overall. 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