for Friday, 04 April 2014 [7:05 PM PhT]
WEATHER.COM.PH TROPICAL CYCLONE UPDATES
TROPICAL DEPRESSION 05W (UNNAMED) UPDATE NUMBER 003
Issued at: 6:00 PM PhT (10:00 GMT) Friday 04 April 2014
Next Update: 6:00 AM PhT (22:00 GMT) Saturday 05 April 2014
Tropical Depression 05W has moved northwestward during the past 6 hours with no change in strength. This potential storm is forecast to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) by early Monday morning and shall pass very close to Palau. The latest WPF/MeteoGroup long-range forecast shows 05W approaching the eastern coastlines of Surigao, Leyte and Samar Provinces on Wednesday, April 09.
Residents and visitors along Western Micronesia including the Republic of Palau and the Philippines should closely monitor the development of TD 05W (Unnamed).
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CURRENT CYCLONE INFORMATION
As of 5:00 PM PhT today...0900 GMT...
Location: Over the Southernmost Caroline Islands (near 3.5N 143.7E)
About: 1,100 km southeast of Koror, Palau...or 1,940 km east-southeast of Southern Mindanao, Philippines
Maximum Sustained Winds (1-min avg): 55 kph near the center...Gustiness: 75 kph
24 hr. Rain Accumulation (near and west of the center): 2 to 400 mm [Slight to Extreme]
Past Movement: Northwest at 15 kph
Forecast Movement: West-Northwest at 13 kph
Towards: Republic of Palau
2-DAY FORECAST OUTLOOK*
05W is expected to move west-northwestward with a decrease in forward speed through the next 48 hours. On the forecast track, the core of TD 05W will remain over the open waters of the West Pacific Ocean through Sunday morning and will pass very close to the south of the Republic of Palau by early Monday morning as it enters PAR.
05W is expected to slowly intensify throughout the forecast period...and could become a Tropical Storm (TS) on Saturday morning or afternoon. Advance Intensity Forecast (AIF) shows its 1-minute maximum sustained winds increasing to 85 kph by Sunday afternoon.
The following is the summary of the 2-day forecast outlook and an extended 3-day forecast on this system:
SATURDAY AFTERNOON: Intensifies into a TS while moving NW to WNW across the Western Pacific Ocean...about 800 km SE of Koror, Palau [2PM APR 05: 4.4N 141.1E @ 65kph].
SUNDAY AFTERNOON: Continues to intensify while over the Caroline Islands...approaching Palau...about 270 km SE of Koror, Palau [2PM APR 06: 6.1N 136.6E @ 85kph].
MONDAY AFTERNOON: Over the East Philippine Sea after passing very close to the south of Palau...strengthens further...about 810 km ESE of Siargao Island [2PM APR 07: 7.4N 133.0E @ 95kph].
CYCLONE HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
Below are the regions or places in the Philippines with possible or ongoing effects caused by the current tropical cyclone.
Important Note: Please keep in mind that the above forecast outlook and hazards summary changes every 6 to 12 hrs!
ADDITIONAL DISTANCES & TECHNICAL INFO
Time/Date: 5:00 PM PhT Fri Apr 04, 2014
Class/Name: TD 05W (Unnamed)
Minimum Central Pressure: 1000 millibars (hPa)
Location of Center: Near 3.5º N Lat 143.7º E Lon
Distance 1: 910 km SE of Yap Island
Distance 2: 965 km E of P.A.R.
Distance 3: 1100 km SE of Koror, Palau
Distance 4: 1105 km SSW of Hagatna, Guam
Distance 5: 1940 km ESE of Southern Mindanao, PHL
T2K/WP StormTracks (for Public): GIF
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CURRENT NOAA/MTSAT-2 INFRARED (IR) SATELLITE IMAGE:
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