Sunday, April 06, 2014

TS PEIPAH (DOMENG) Update #007.


for Sunday, 06 April 2014 [7:35 PM PhT]


Issued at: 6:00 PM PhT (10:00 GMT) Sunday 06 April 2014
Next Update: 12:00 AM PhT (16:00 GMT) Monday 07 April 2014

Tropical Storm PEIPAH (DOMENG) has rapidly slowed down as it moves closer to Palau...expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) later tonight. Its displaced rainbands continues to spread across Western Micronesia and Palau. The potential landfall area of this storm shall be near the Surigao Del Sur-Surigao Del Norte Border on Wednesday afternoon, April 9.

Residents and visitors along Western Micronesia including the Republic of Palau and the Philippines should closely monitor the development of TS Peipah.

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As of 5:00 PM PhT today...0900 GMT...

Location: Over the Caroline Islands (near 6.8N 135.4E)
About: 110 km east-southeast of Koror, Palau...or 1,015 km east-southeast of Bislig City, Surigao Del Sur
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 350 mm [Slight to Extreme]
Size (in diameter): 555 km (Small)
Past Movement: North-Northwest at 04 kph
Forecast Movement: West-Northwest at 19 kph
Towards: Republic of Palau


Peipah (Domeng) is expected to continue moving generally west-northwestward with a gradual decrease in its forward speed throughout the forecast period. On the forecast track, the core of TS Peipah will passing over or very close to Palau tonight after entering PAR...and will be over the middle of the South Philippine Sea on Monday afternoon. It will then be approaching Surigao Provinces by Tuesday afternoon...and by Wednesday afternoon, Peipah shall be making landfall over the eastern coast of Surigao Del Sur-Surigao Del Norte Area.

Peipah (Domeng) is expected to slowly gain strength within the next 24 to 48 hours...and shall start to weaken upon its landfall by Wednesday afternoon. Advance Intensity Forecast (AIF) shows its 1-minute maximum sustained winds increasing to 85 kph on Tuesday afternoon.

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

MONDAY AFTERNOON: Strengthens slightly while moving WNW across the South Philippine Sea...about 565 km ESE of Bislig City, Surigao Del Sur [2PM APR 07: 7.6N 131.4E @ 75kph].
TUESDAY AFTERNOON: Strengthens further as it continues to move across the South Philippine Sea, closer to Surigao Provinces...about 275 km ENE of Bislig City, Surigao Del Sur [2PM APR 08: 8.4N 128.8E @ 85kph].
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON: Weakens slightly as it makes landfall near the Surigao Del Sur-Surigao Del Norte Border...about 100 km SSE of Siargao Island [2PM APR 09: 9.0N 126.3E @ 75kph].


Below are the regions or places in the Philippines with possible or ongoing effects caused by the current tropical cyclone.

EASTERN AND NORTHEASTERN MINDANAO:  Heavy rains of 50 to 100 mm are likely to be experienced beginning Tuesday morning until Friday morning...becoming heavy to extreme rains of more than 100 mm with Tropical Storm Force Winds of not more than 85 kph across the provinces of Surigao Del Norte, Surigao Del Sur and Dinagat including Siargao Island. Residents in these areas are advised to be always on alert and closely monitor the weather situation for possible changes in its forecast.

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


Time/Date: 5:00 PM PhT Sun Apr 06, 2014
Class/Name: TS Peipah (05W)
Minimum Central Pressure: 996 millibars (hPa)

Location of Center: Near 6.8º N Lat 135.4º E Lon
Distance 1: 45 km E of P.A.R.
Distance 2: 110 km ESE of Koror, Palau
Distance 3: 420 km SW of Yap Is.
Distance 4: 1015 km ESE of Bislig City, PH
Distance 5: 1080 km SE of Siargao Is., PHL
T2K/WP StormTracks (for Public): GIF


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