Sunday, June 09, 2013

TS YAGI (DANTE) Update #001


for Sunday, 09 June 2013 [9:44 PM PhT]


Issued: 7:00 AM PhT (23:00 GMT) Sunday 09 Jun 2013
Next Update: 1:00 PM PhT (05:00 GMT) Sunday 09 Jun 2013

The disturbance (LPA) over the North Philippine Sea has developed last night into a Tropical Depression (TD)...and is now a Tropical Storm (TS) internationally known as YAGI (DANTE). YAGI is a japanese name for goat or capricorn. The storm is currently moving away from the North Philippine Sea towards Southern Japan.

Residents and visitors along Southern Japan should closely monitor the development of YAGI (DANTE).

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 Storm Yagi (Dante) was located over the northeastern part of the Philippine Sea...about 924 km east-northeast of Santa Ana, Cagayan or 933 km east-southeast of Basco, Batanes...currently moving north to north-northeast with an increased forward speed of 22 km/hr in the general direction of Southern Japan.

Maximum Sustained Winds (1-min. avg) have increased to 65 km/hr near the center with higher gusts. The 12-hour rainfall accumulation near the center of Yagi (Dante) is estimated to be heavy (220 mm).


TS Yagi (Dante) is expected to continue moving north-northeast during the next 24 hours, with a turn to the north between 48 to 72 hours. On the forecast track, the core of Yagi (Dante) will exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Monday evening and will be just along the open waters of the Northwest Pacific through Tuesday evening. It will then be approaching the southern shoreline of Honshu, Japan on Wednesday morning.

Yagi (Dante) is forecast to gain strength during the next 2 days...reaching near-typhoon strength on Tuesday and will start to weaken on Wednesday.

The following is the summary of the 3-day forecast outlook on this system:

MONDAY MORNING: Maintaining its north-northeast track as it intensifies over the Northwest Pacific...about 722 km southeast of Okinawa, Japan [6AM JUN 10: 22.7N 133.6E @ 100kph].
TUESDAY MORNING: At near-typhoon strength, turns northward...about 697 km east-northeast of Okinawa, Japan [6AM JUN 11: 27.0N 134.8E @ 110kph].
WEDNESDAY MORNING: Starts to weaken as it nears the shoreline of Southern Honshu...about 291 km southeast of Kochi, Japan [6AM JUN 12: 31.5N 135.6E @ 95kph].

*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.

RAINBANDS - spreading across the Philippine Sea and Northwest Pacific Ocean. Affected Areas: None. Tropical Depression Conditions with light, moderate to strong winds (30-60 kph) will be expected along these bands (click here to know more about Rainbands).
12HR TOTAL RAINFALL ACCUMULATION - from 5 up to 100 mm (slight to heavy rainfall) can be expected along areas affected by the rainbands (see above)...with isolated amounts of 101 to 220 mm (heavy) along areas to the south and near the center of Yagi (Dante).

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 Sun June 09, 2013
Class/Name: TS Yagi (Dante)
Location of Center: 19.7º N Lat 130.9º E Lon
Distance 1: 924 km ENE of Sta. Ana, Cagayan
Distance 2: 933 km ESE of Basco, Batanes
Distance 3: 820 km SSE of Okinawa, Japan
Distance 4: 968 km SSE of Amami Is., Japan
Distance 5: 1,324 km South of Kagoshima, Japan
MaxWinds (1-min avg): 65 kph near the center
Peak Wind Gusts: 85 kph
Present Movement: NNE @ 22 kph
Towards: Southern Japan
12hr Rainfall Accum (near center): Heavy [220 mm]
Minimum Central Pressure: 996 millibars (hPa)
Size (in Diameter): 360 km [Average]
Max Sea Wave Height (near center): 12 feet
Possible Storm Surge Height: 0 ft (0 m)

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