Typhoon2000 (T2K) NEWS (Saturday July 21 2012):
Currently issuing 6-hrly web, email, & iTyphoon app updates (except 12 Midnight) on 09W (FERDIE).
09W MAX WIND SPEED PER AGENCY:
+ USA (JTWC/1-min avg): 45 km/hr
+ Japan (JMA/10-min avg): 55 km/hr
+ Philippines (PAGASA/10-min avg): 55 km/hr
+ Beijing (NMC/2-min avg): 55 km/hr
+ Taiwan (CWB/10-min avg): -- km/hr
+ Korea (KMA/10-min avg): -- km/hr
+ Hong Kong (HKO/10-min avg): 45 km/hr
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TYPHOON2000 (T2K) TROPICAL CYCLONE UPDATES
TROPICAL DEPRESSION 09W (FERDIE) UPDATE NUMBER 003
12:00 PM PhT (04:00 GMT) Sat 21 July 2012
Sources: T2K Analysis/JTWC TC Warning #002/SatFixes
View: T2K TC Update Archives (2004-2012)
Tropical Depression 09W (FERDIE) now moving fast into the West Philippine Sea, away from Extreme Northern Luzon...Heavy monsoon rains affecting Metro Manila and parts of Southern Tagalog Provinces.
09W will continue to enhance the Southwest Monsoon (aka. Habagat) across Western and Southern Luzon, Bicol Region, Metro Manila, Palawan, and Visayas. Breezy to windy conditions & cloudy skies w/ occasional to sometimes continuous rains, thunderstorms & squalls will be expected along these areas today.
Residents and visitors along Southern China should closely monitor the progress of 09W (FERDIE).
Do not use this for life or death decision. This advisory is intended for additional information purposes only. Kindly refer to your country's official weather agency for local warnings, advisories & bulletins.
CURRENT STORM INFORMATION
Time/Date: 12:00 PM PhT Sat July 21 2012
Location of Center: 19.4� N Lat 119.0� E Lon
Distance 1: 207 km NW of Laoag City
Distance 2: 252 km West of Calayan Island
Distance 3: 243 km NNW of Vigan City
Distance 4: 327 km WSW of Basco, Batanes
Distance 5: 295 km WNW of Aparri, Cagayan
Distance 6: 387 km SSW of Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Distance 7: 509 km SSE of Shantou, China
Distance 8: 574 km NNW of Metro Manila
Distance 9: 597 km SE of Hong Kong
Distance 10: 651 km ESE of Macau
MaxWinds (1-min avg): 45 kph (25 kts) near the center
Peak Wind Gusts: 65 kph (35 kts)
Present Movement: West @ 26 kph (14 kts)
Towards: West Philippine Sea
Minimum Central Pressure: 1002 millibars (hPa)
Saffir-Simpson Typhoon Scale: TD
Wind Area Distribution (in Knots): Current Wind Profile
Max Sea Wave Height (near center): 11 ft
Possible Storm Surge Height: 0 ft [0 m]
T2K TrackMap (for Public): 12 PM PhT Sat Jul 21
3-DAY FORECAST OUTLOOK & ANALYSIS*
09W (FERDIE) is expected to move WNW for the next 24 to 48 hours then bend more westward through 72 hours. On the forecast track, the core of 09W will pass about 145 km to the South of Hong Kong on Monday morning and cross Western Guangdong's Southern Peninsula, passing north of Longmenzhen, China by Tuesday morning.
Maximum Sustained Winds (1-min. avg) are near 45 km/hr (25 knots) with higher gusts. Additional strengthing is expected within the next 12 to 24 hours, and 09W (Ferdie) will become a Tropical Storm (TS) later today.
The following is the summary of the 3-day forecast outlook on this system:
SUNDAY MORNING: Upgraded to a Tropical Storm (TS) as it exits the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), away from Extreme Northern Luzon [8AM JUL 22: 20.2N 117.6E @ 65kph].
MONDAY MORNING: Continues gaining strength as it moves across the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea)...passing south of Hong Kong [8AM JUL 23: 21.0N 114.1E @ 85kph].
TUESDAY MORNING: Over Western Guangdong...as it nears Typhoon strength [8AM JUL 24: 21.2N 110.1E @ 100kph].
EFFECTS & HAZARDS SUMMARY
Below is the summary of the storm's parts and its hazards affecting specific areas:
WEAK RAINBANDS - affecting & spreading across Western Luzon (from Ilocos Norte down to Zambales). Cloudy/Rainy Conditions w/ moderate to strong winds (<62 kph) will be expected along these bands (click here to know more about Rainbands).
CURRENT SW MONSOON INTENSITY: STRONG >> Cloudy skies with passing occasional to continuous showers, rains or thunderstorms w/ squalls will be expected across the following affected areas: WESTERN & SOUTHERN LUZON, METRO MANILA, BICOL REGION, MINDORO, PALAWAN, AND VISAYAS. Light to moderate SW'ly winds (not in excess of 30 kph) will blow across the abovementioned areas.
Important Note: Please keep in mind that the above forecast outlook, effects-hazards, current monsoon intensity, & tropical cyclone watch changes every 6 to 12 hrs!
PAGASA Philippine Storm Warnings Signals
Kindly visit: The official PAGASA Website to view the Signals hoisted
External Links for TD 09W (FERDIE)
PAGASA: Hourly Updates
View NOAA-CIRA's: Latest Full Wind Analysis
JTWC Latest Tracking Chart: wp0912.gif
TSR Wind Probabilities: Current to 5 Days Ahead
JAXA TRMM Page: Latest Rainrate (in mm/hr)
NASA TRMM Page: 09W's Rainrate Archives (in mm/hr)
Zoomed Satellite Pic: NOAA's Near Real-Time
Wunderground Animation: 6-12 hr. GIF Loop
CURRENT NOAA/MTSAT-2 SATELLITE IMAGE:
CURRENT WUNDERGROUND TRACKING CHART:
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