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TROPICAL DISTURBANCE (LPA) WUKONG (QUINTA) UPDATE NUMBER 009 [Final]
Issued: 1:00 PM PhT (05:00 GMT) Thursday 27 Dec 2012
Wukong (Quinta) continues to dissipate...just an area of low pressure, or Tropical Disturbance moving across the West Philippine Sea away from Palawan.
This disturbance 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 more frequent along the Bicol Region.
This is the last and final update on 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.
CURRENT STORM ANALYSIS
As of 12 noon today, the ill-defined center of Tropical Disturbance Wukong (Quinta) was located over the West Philippine Sea...about 277 km west-northwest of Puerto Princesa, Palawan or 236 km southeast of Pagasa Island, Spratlys...currently moving west to west-southwestward with a forward speed of 26 km/hr in the general direction of the Spratly Islands.
Maximum Sustained Winds (1-min. avg) have decreased to 35 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.
EFFECTS & HAZARDS SUMMARY
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 Disturbance Conditions with light to moderate winds (<35 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 Ex-TD Wukong (Quinta).
Important Note: Please keep in mind that the above forecast outlook, effects and hazards summary changes every 6 to 12 hrs!
CURRENT TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Time/Date: 12:00 NN PhT Thu December 27, 2012
Class/Name: Ex-TD (LPA) Wukong (Quinta)
Location of Center: 10.1º N Lat 116.2º E Lon
Distance 1: 236 km (SE) from Pagasa Is., Spratlys
Distance 2: 277 km (WNW) away from Puerto Princesa
Distance 3: 340 km (W) away from Roxas, Palawan
Distance 4: 342 km (WSW) away from San Vicente, Palawan
Distance 5: 369 km (WSW) away from Taytay, Palawan
MaxWinds (1-min avg): 35 kph near the center
Peak Wind Gusts: 50 kph
Present Movement: West @ 26 kph
Towards: Spratly Islands
CPA [ETA] to Spratlys: Tonight [8-10PM PhT]
24hr Rainfall Accum (near center): Slight/Moderate [25 mm]
Minimum Central Pressure: 1004 millibars (hPa)
Size (in Diameter): 445 km [Average]
Max Sea Wave Height (near center): 10 feet
Possible Storm Surge Height: 0 ft (0 m)
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