Thursday, December 27, 2012

TD WUKONG (QUINTA) - Update #008


for Thursday, 27 December 2012 [7:20 AM PhT]


Issued: 7:00 AM PhT (23:00 GMT) Thursday 27 Dec 2012
Next Update: 1:00 PM PhT (23:00 GMT) Thursday 27 Dec 2012

Wukong (Quinta) has weakened rapidly into a weak Tropical Depression as it turns west-southwestward across the West Philippine passing to the northwest of Palawan.

Wukong (Quinta) will continue to enhance the strong Northeast Monsoon (Amihan) and bring moderate to strong winds with "on-and-off" slight rains across Eastern & Southern Luzon including Metro Manila, becoming moderate to heavy rains over the Bicol Region.

Residents and visitors along Palawan and Spratly Islands should closely monitor the development of Wukong (Quinta).

Do not use this for life or death decision. This update is intended for additional information purposes only. Kindly refer to your national weather agency for official warnings, advisories or bulletins.


As of 6 AM today, the center of Tropical Depression Wukong (Quinta) was located over the West Philippine Sea...about 110 km northwest of Puerto Princesa, Palawan or 401 km east-southeast of Pagasa Island, Spratlys...currently moving west-southwestward with a forward speed of 22 km/hr in the general direction of the Spratly Islands.

Maximum Sustained Winds (1-min. avg) have decreased to 45 km/hr near the center with higher gusts. Yesterday, a WeatherPhilippines/Meteomedia Automated Weather Station (AWS) situated in Bacolod City has recorded wind gusts of 70 km/hr blowing from the northwest at 8:00 AM. Meanwhile, various AWS also recorded 24-hour rainfall accumulations between 20-150 millimeters around Negros and Panay Islands, with Cadiz City in Negros Occidental as the highest rainfall recorded. Wukong (Quinta) is an average-sized tropical cyclone with a diameter of 445 kilometers across. The 24-hour rainfall accumulation near and to north of the center of TS Wukong (Quinta) is estimated to be slight to moderate (25 mm).


Tropical Depression Wukong (Quinta) is expected to continue moving west-southwest throughout the forecast period. On the forecast track, the core of Wukong (Quinta) is expected to pass over the Spratly Islands tonight or Friday.

WUKONG (Quinta) is forecast to dissipate within the next 12 to 24 hours as it moves into the hostile atmospheric environment of the West Philippine Sea.

The following is the summary of the 1-day forecast outlook on this system:

FRIDAY MORNING: Dissipated as an area of low pressure over the Spratly Islands...about 493 km west of Puerto Princesa, Palawan [6AM DEC 28: 9.8N 114.2E @ 30kph].

*Please be reminded that the Forecast Outlook changes every 6 hours, and the Day 3 Forecast Track have an average error of 250 km...while the wind speed forecast error, averages 35 kph per day. Therefore, a turn to the left or right of its future track and changes in its wind speed must be anticipated from time to time.


Below is the summary of the storm's parts and its hazards affecting specific areas. You can also view this image link for you to understand the parts.

DECAYING RAINBANDS - affecting and spreading across Palawan including the Calamian Islands. Tropical Depression Conditions with moderate to strong winds (<62 kph) will be expected along these bands (click here to know more about Rainbands).
24HR TOTAL RAINFALL ACCUMULATION - from 5 up to 25 mm (slight to moderate rainfall) can be expected along areas affected by the decaying rainbands (see above) of Wukong (Quinta).

Important Note: Please keep in mind that the above forecast outlook, effects and hazards summary changes every 6 to 12 hrs!


Time/Date: 6:00 AM PhT Thu December 27, 2012
Class/Name: TD Wukong (Quinta)
Location of Center: 10.4º N Lat 117.9º E Lon
Distance 1: 110 km (NW) away from Puerto Princesa
Distance 2: 153 km (W) away from San Vicente, Palawan
Distance 3: 155 km (W) away from Roxas, Palawan
Distance 4: 180 km (WSW) away from Taytay, Palawan
Distance 5: 226 km (WSW) away from El Nido, Palawan
Distance 6: 308 km (SW) away from Coron, Palawan
Distance 7: 325 km (WSW) away from Amanpulo, Pamalican Is.
Distance 8: 343 km (WSW) away from Cuyo Island
Distance 9: 401 km (ESE) from Pagasa Is., Spratlys
Distance 10: 582 km (SSW) away from Metro Manila
MaxWinds (1-min avg): 45 kph near the center
Peak Wind Gusts: 65 kph
Present Movement: WSW @ 22 kph
Towards: Spratly Islands
CPA [ETA] to Spratlys: Fri Morning [5-7AM PhT]
24hr Rainfall Accum (near center): Slight/Moderate [25 mm]
Minimum Central Pressure: 1003 millibars (hPa)
Size (in Diameter): 445 km [Average]
Max Sea Wave Height (near center): 11 feet
Possible Storm Surge Height: 0 ft (0 m)

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