Sunday, August 02, 2009

TD 93W (JOLINA) slows down... [Update #006]


for Sunday, 02 August 2009 [5:56 PM PST]

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Typhoon2000 (T2K) NEWS (Sun August 02 2009):

Just ended the 6-hrly SMS Storm Updates on JOLINA. Still issuing 6-hrly advisories (except 12:00 AM) on Tropical Depression 93W (JOLINA).


+ Philippines (PAGASA/10-min avg): 75 km/hr
+ Hong Kong (HKO/10-min avg): 55 km/hr
+ Beijing (NMC/2-min avg): 55 km/hr
+ Japan (JMA/10-min avg): 45 km/hr


6:00 PM PST (10:00 GMT) Sun 02 August 2009
View: Advisory Archives (2004-2009)

  • Tropical Depression 93W (JOLINA) slows down as it tries to organize over the South China Sea...Southern China under its threat.

    *Residents and visitors along Southern China should closely monitor the progress of 93W.

    *Kindly refer to your local warnings & bulletins issued by your country's official weather agency. This advisory is intended for additional information purposes only.

    + Forecast Outlook: 93W is expected to continue moving West to WNW across the South China Sea and shall strike Southern China in the next few days.

    + Effects: 93W's broad circulation remains over the South China Sea. Rainfall accumulations of up to 200-300 mm can be expected within its circulation.

    + Current SW Monsoon Intensity: STRONG >> Moderate to strong southwesterly winds not in excess of 65 kph with occasional showers or rains, and passing squalls can be expected along the following affected areas: VISAYAS, PALAWAN, MINDORO, METRO MANILA, SOUTHERN & WESTERN LUZON, AND PARTS OF BICOL REGION. Possible landslides, mudslides, mudflows (lahars) and life-threatening flash floods are likely to occur along steep mountain/volcanic slopes, river banks, low-lying & flood-prone areas of the affected areas.

    + Tropical Cyclone Watch:

    (1) New Tropical Disturbance 98W (LPA) has been spotted forming off the Philippine Sea...currently located near lat 19.5N lon 130.0E...or about 855 km ESE of Basco, Batanes...with 1-min maximum sustained winds of 30 kph...almost stationary while embedded within the active and broad Monsoon Trough (ITCZ).

    This system will be closely monitored for possible development into a Significant Tropical Cyclone within the next 06 to 24 hours.

    [Important Note: Please keep in mind that the above forecast outlook, effects, current monsoon intensity, & tropical cyclone watch changes every 6 to 12 hrs!] 
    Time/Date: 6:00 PM PST Sun August 02 2009
    Location of Center: 17.6º N Lat 116.5º E Lon
    Distance 1: 415 km (225 nm) West of Vigan City
    Distance 2: 440 km (238 nm) WSW of Laoag City
    Distance 3: 575 km (310 nm) SE of Hong Kong
    Distance 4: 655 km (355 nm) ESE of Hainan Island
    MaxWinds (1-min avg):
    55 kph (30 kts) near the center
    Peak Wind Gusts: 75 kph (40 kts)
    Saffir-Simpson Scale: Tropical Depression
    Coastal Storm Surge Height: 0 feet [0 m]
    Central Pressure: 992 millibars (hPa)
    Recent Movement: West @ 07 kph (04 kts)
    General Direction: Southern China
    Size (in Diameter): 550 km (295 nm) / Average
    Max Sea Wave Height (near center): 12 ft (3.6 m)
    T2K Final TrackMap (for Public): 12 PM PST Sun Aug 02
    JTWC Ship Avoidance TrackMap:
    00Z Sun Aug 02
    Zoomed Satellite Pic: Near Real-Time



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