WEATHER.COM.PH / T2K TROPICAL CYCLONE UPDATES
REMNANTS OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION SONAMU (AURING) UPDATE NUMBER 020 [FINAL]
Issued: 1:00 PM PhT (05:00 GMT) Wednesday 09 Jan 2013
Sonamu (Auring) dissipating near the coast of Western Borneo...just an area of low pressure.
Meanwhile, Tropical Disturbance 94W (LPA) has weakened while over the Celebes Sea. Its weak center was located about 243 km southeast of General Santos City (3.0N Lat 127.0E Lon)...with maximum winds of 25 km/hr near the center...moving east-southeast slowly. This disturbance has a low chance (<30%) of developing into a Tropical Cyclone within the next 24 hours, however, its rainbands together with the active Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) will continue to bring moderate to heavy rains with thunderstorms along the coastal areas of SOCCSKSARGEN and Davao Del Sur today.
This is the last and final update on Sonamu (Auring).
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 remnants of Ex-Tropical Depression Sonamu (Auring) was located over the South China Sea...about 346 km west-southwest of Brunei...currently moving east-northeastward with a forward speed of 19 km/hr in the general direction of Western Borneo.
Maximum Sustained Winds (1-min. avg) have decreased to 35 km/hr near the center with higher gusts.
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 the coastal areas of Western Borneo. Tropical Depression Conditions with light to moderate winds (05-61 kph) will be expected along these bands (click here to know more about Rainbands).
24HR TOTAL RAINFALL ACCUMULATION - from 5 up to 200 mm (slight to heavy rainfall) can be expected along areas affected by the outer & inner rainbands (see above)...with isolated amounts of 201 to 300 mm (heavy) along areas near the center of Ex-TD Sonamu (Auring).
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 Wed January 09, 2013
Class/Name: Ex-TD Sonamu (Auring)
Location of Center: 4.5º N Lat 111.8º E Lon
Distance: 346 km (WSW) from Brunei
MaxWinds (1-min avg): 35 kph near the center
Peak Wind Gusts: 55 kph
Present Movement: ENE @ 19 kph
Towards: Western Borneo
24hr Rainfall Accum (near center): Heavy [300 mm]
Minimum Central Pressure: 1004 millibars (hPa)
Size (in Diameter): 350 km [Average]
Max Sea Wave Height (near center): 10 feet
Possible Storm Surge Height: 0 ft (0 m)
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