for Saturday, 05 April 2014 [7:00 AM PhT]
WEATHER.COM.PH TROPICAL CYCLONE UPDATES
TROPICAL STORM 05W (UNNAMED) UPDATE NUMBER 004
Issued at: 6:00 AM PhT (22:00 GMT) Saturday 05 April 2014
Next Update: 6:00 PM PhT (10:00 GMT) Saturday 05 April 2014
05W has strengthened into a Tropical Storm (TS) while accelerating west-northwest towards the Republic of Palau...expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Sunday afternoon or evening. The latest WPF/MeteoGroup long-range forecast continues to show 05W approaching the eastern coast of Surigao-Siargao Area on Wednesday, April 09.
Residents and visitors along Western Micronesia including the Republic of Palau and the Philippines should closely monitor the development of TS 05W (Unnamed).
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CURRENT CYCLONE INFORMATION
As of 5:00 AM PhT today...2100 GMT...
Location: Over the Southernmost Caroline Islands (near 4.3N 141.4E)
About: 835 km southeast of Koror, Palau...or 1,670 km east-southeast of Southern Mindanao, Philippines
Maximum Sustained Winds (1-min avg): 65 kph near the center...Gustiness: 85 kph
24 hr. Rain Accumulation (near and west of the center): 2 to 300 mm [Slight to Extreme]
Past Movement: West-Northwest at 33 kph
Forecast Movement: West-Northwest at 24 kph
Towards: Republic of Palau
3-DAY FORECAST OUTLOOK*
05W is expected to move generally west-northwestward with a slight decrease in its forward speed throughout the forecast period. On the forecast track, the core of TS 05W will passing over or very close to Palau on the early evening of Sunday...and will enter the PAR on early Monday morning. It will then be over the central part of the South Philippine Sea on the early morning of Tuesday, April 8.
05W is expected to slowly intensify throughout the forecast period...and could become a strong Tropical Storm (TS) by early Monday morning. Advance Intensity Forecast (AIF) shows its 1-minute maximum sustained winds increasing to 100 kph by early Tuesday.
The following is the summary of the 3-day forecast outlook on this system:
SUNDAY EARLY MORNING: Intensifies further while moving WNW across the Caroline Islands...approaching Palau...about 315 km SE of Koror, Palau [2AM APR 06: 5.9N 137.0E @ 75kph].
MONDAY EARLY MORNING: Strengthens into a strong Tropical Storm while entering the South Philippine Sea...about 125 km NW of Koror, Palau [2AM APR 07: 7.8N 133.5E @ 95kph].
TUESDAY EARLY MORNING: Over the central part of the South Philippine Sea...moving closer to the coastal areas of Dinagat-Surigao Provinces...about 495 km ESE of Siargao Island [2AM APR 08: 8.6N 130.4E @ 100kph].
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 AM PhT Sat Apr 05, 2014
Class/Name: TS 05W (Unnamed)
Minimum Central Pressure: 996 millibars (hPa)
Location of Center: Near 4.3º N Lat 141.4º E Lon
Distance 1: 685 km SSE of Yap Island
Distance 2: 710 km E of P.A.R.
Distance 3: 835 km SE of Koror, Palau
Distance 4: 1080 km SSW of Hagatna, Guam
Distance 5: 1670 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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