Tropical depression 06W, # 1
Published: June 17, 2012
8 a.m. Monday, June 18, Japan time: As if Guchol wasn't enough, now another tropical depression has formed southwest of Hong Kong, and initial Joint Typhoon Warning Center forecasts call for it to turn northeast and roll at rather high speed north of Okinawa as a moderate tropical storm on Wednesday and rapidly over the Kanto Plain as a tropical depression on Friday. Too early to say what effect it will have on either area; the system is very close to land and conditions aren’t very favorable for development. Details as we get ’em.