Sunday, January 19, 2014



for Sunday, 19 January 2014 [2:43 PM PhT]


Issued at: 12:00 PM PhT (04:00 GMT) Sunday 19 January 2014
Next Update: 6:00 PM PhT (10:00 GMT) Sunday 19 January 2014

Tropical Depression (TD) LINGLING [AGATON] continues to move on a lazy, south-southwest track across the South Philippine Sea...east of Davao Oriental. Heavy downpour continuing across parts of Caraga, Davao and Northern Mindanao Regions.

Lingling (Agaton) will continue to enhance the cool surge of the Northeast Monsoon (Hanging Amihan) - bringing mostly cloudy conditions w/ passing drizzles, slight to sometimes moderate rains and gusty winds (not exceeding 70 kph) across Eastern Luzon including Bicol Region and some parts of the Visayas and Northern Mindanao through Monday morning.

Residents and visitors along Eastern, Central and Southern Mindanao should closely monitor the development of Lingling (Agaton).

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As of 11:00 AM PhT today...0300 GMT...

Location: Over the South Philippine Sea (near 7.1N 128.0E)
About: 180 km east-southeast of Cateel, Davao Oriental...or 200 km east-northeast of Mati City
Maximum Sustained Winds (1-min avg): 55 kph near the center...Gustiness: 75 kph
24 hr. Rain Accumulation (near the center): Extreme [350 mm]
Size (in diameter): Small (445 km)
Past Movement: South-southwest at 07 kph
Forecast Movement: Southwest at 09 kph
Towards: Sea south of Davao Oriental


TD Lingling (Agaton) is expected to move southwest to west-southwest within the next 24 hours. On the forecast track, the weakening core of TD Lingling (Agaton) will be approaching the Southern Coast of Davao Oriental on Monday morning.

TD Lingling (Agaton) is expected to continue losing strength within the next 12 hours and will weaken further into an area of low pressure through 24 hours due to its passage across the unfavorable environment of the Celebes Sea and the mountainous terrain of Southern Mindanao. Advance Intensity Forecast (AIF) shows its 1-minute maximum sustained winds decreasing to 30 km/hr on Tuesday early morning.

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

MONDAY MORNING: Weakens into an area of low pressure as it nears the southern coast of Davao Oriental [8AM JAN 20: 6.2N 126.6E @ 35kph].

*Please be reminded that the Forecast Outlook changes every 6 hours, and the Day 2 and 3 Forecast Track has an average error of 100 and 250 km respectively...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 are the regions or places with possible or ongoing effects caused by the current tropical cyclone:

CARAGA / NORTHERN MINDANAO / DAVAO REGION - Heavy rains of 50 to 100 mm will be experienced along these areas...becoming extreme rains of more than 100 mm along the provinces of Surigao Provinces, Davao Oriental, Davao City, Agusan Provinces, & Compostela Valley through Sunday evening. Residents living along the hazard-prone areas are advised to take precautionary measures against flashfloods and landslides.
NORTHERN SOCCSKSARGEN / NORTHERN ARMM / SOUTHERN LEYTE / BOHOL / SOUTHERN CEBU - Moderate to heavy rains of 30-50 mm will be experienced along these areas through Sunday evening. Residents living along hazard-prone areas are advised to take precautionary measures against flashfloods and landslides.

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


Time/Date: 11:00 AM PhT Sun Jan 19, 2014
Class/Name: TD Lingling (Agaton)
Location of Center: Near 7.1º N Lat 128.0º E Lon
Distance 1: 180 km ESE of Cateel, Davao Oriental
Distance 2: 200 km ESE of Mati City
Distance 3: 225 km SE of Bislig City
Distance 4: 265 km E of Metro Davao
Distance 5: 330 km ENE of General Santos City
MaxWinds (1-min avg): 55 kph near the center
Peak Wind Gusts: 75 kph
Past Movement: SSW @ 07 kph
Forecast Movement: SW @ 09 kph
Towards: Sea south of Davao Oriental
Minimum Central Pressure: 1000 millibars (hPa)

T2K/WP StormTracks (for Public): GIF


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