for Saturday, 05 April 2014 [7:41 PM PhT]
WEATHER.COM.PH TROPICAL CYCLONE UPDATES
Issued at: 6:30 PM PhT (10:30 GMT) Saturday 05 April 2014
Next Update: 6:00 AM PhT (22:00 GMT) Sunday 06 April 2014
Tropical Storm (TS) 05W is now internationally known as PEIPAH - a popular pet fish in Macao. The storm continues to accelerate closer to Palau and is expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) tomorrow afternoon (Sunday). The latest WPF/MeteoGroup long-range forecast now shows PEIPAH making landfall over Surigao Del Norte 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 Peipah.
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CURRENT CYCLONE INFORMATION
As of 5:00 PM PhT today...0900 GMT...
Location: Over the Southernmost Caroline Islands (near 5.2N 138.5E)
About: 500 km southeast of Koror, Palau...or 1,335 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 350 mm [Slight to Extreme]
Size (in diameter): 665 km (Small)
Past Movement: West-Northwest at 31 kph
Forecast Movement: West-Northwest at 22 kph
Towards: Republic of Palau
3-DAY FORECAST OUTLOOK*
Peipah is expected to continue moving generally west-northwestward with a slight to 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 by Sunday afternoon as it enters the PAR. It will then be over the central part of the South Philippine Sea on Monday afternoon. By Tuesday afternoon, the storm shall be approaching the eastern coast of Surigao Del Norte including Siargao Island.
Peipah is expected to slowly intensify throughout the forecast period...and could become a strong Tropical Storm (TS) by Monday afternoon. Advance Intensity Forecast (AIF) shows its 1-minute maximum sustained winds increasing to 100 kph by Tuesday afternoon.
The following is the summary of the 3-day forecast outlook on this system:
SUNDAY AFTERNOON: Intensifies further while moving WNW, enters PAR while passing very close to Palau...about 30 km SE of Koror, Palau [2PM APR 06: 7.1N 134.7E @ 85kph].
MONDAY AFTERNOON: Strengthens into a Severe Tropical Storm while moving across the South Philippine Sea...about 475 km ESE of Bislig City [2PM APR 07: 8.0N 130.6E @ 95kph].
TUESDAY AFTERNOON: Approaching the eastern coast of Surigao Provinces...gained more strength...about 170 km ESE of Siargao Island [2PM APR 08: 9.2N 127.4E @ 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 PM PhT Sat Apr 05, 2014
Class/Name: TS Peipah (05W)
Minimum Central Pressure: 996 millibars (hPa)
Location of Center: Near 5.2º N Lat 138.5º E Lon
Distance 1: 390 km E of P.A.R.
Distance 2: 480 km S of Yap Island
Distance 3: 500 km SE of Koror, Palau
Distance 4: 1145 km SW of Hagatna, Guam
Distance 5: 1335 km ESE of Southern Mindanao, PHL
T2K/WP StormTracks (for Public): GIF
CURRENT TRACKING MAP:
CURRENT NOAA/MTSAT-2 INFRARED (IR) SATELLITE IMAGE:
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