Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Typhoon HALONG (JOSE) Update #008


for Wednesday, 06 August 2014 [7:24 PM PhT]


Issued at: 6:30 PM PhT (10:30 GMT) Wednesday 06 August 2014
Next Update: 6:30 AM PhT (22:30 GMT) Thursday 07 August 2014

Typhoon HALONG (JOSE) has slightly regained strength while over the northeastern part of the Philippine Sea...continues with its north-northeastward movement...and expected to move out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) Thursday early morning.

This typhoon will continue to enhance the Southwest Monsoon (Habagat) and bring mostly cloudy and windy conditions with occasional rains and scattered thunderstorms across the Western Sections of Northern and Central Luzon.
The threat of flash floods and landslides are likely in hazard-prone areas especially along river banks and mountain slopes of the affected areas especially during the occurrence of severe thunderstorms. Residents are advised to take necessary precautions.

Residents and visitors along Okinawa and Ryukyu Islands, and Southern Japan should closely monitor the development of TY Halong (Jose).

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Below are the regions or places in the Philippines that could be affected by the current tropical cyclone.



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

Classification/Name: TY Halong (Jose)
Location: Over the northeastern part of the Philippine Sea (near 23.6N 130.7E)
About: 435 km southeast of Okinawa, Japan...or 970 km east-northeast of Basco, Batanes
Maximum Sustained Winds (10-min avg): 150 kph near the center...Gustiness: 185 kph
24 hr. Rain Accumulation (near the center): 200 to 400 mm [Heavy to Extreme]
Minimum Central Pressure: 963 millibars (hPa)
Size (in diameter): 835 km (Medium)
Area of Damaging Winds (95 kph or more): 150 kilometers from the center
Past Movement: North-Northeast @ 17 kph
Forecast Movement: North-Northeast to North @ 12 kph
Towards: Ryukyu Islands


TY Halong (Jose) is expected to continue moving north-northeast to northward during the next 12 hours...turning north through 48 hours. On the forecast track, Halong (Jose) will just be moving across the open waters of the northernmost part of the Philippine Sea...exiting the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Thursday early morning as it heads towards Okinawa-Ryukyus Area.

Halong (Jose) will continue to regain strength during the next 24 hours while passing over warmer sea surface temperatures. Advance Intensity Forecast (AIF) shows its 10-minute maximum sustained winds increasing back to 160 kph by early Thursday morning.

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

THURSDAY AFTERNOON: Regains a little bit of strength as it moves north towards Eastern Ryukyus...about 335 km east-southeast of Okinawa, Japan [2PM AUG 07: 26.0N 131.1E @ 160kph].
FRIDAY AFTERNOON: Loses strength anew as it continues to move northward...about 170 km east-northeast of Amami Is., Japan [2PM AUG 08: 28.7N 131.0E @ 150kph].
SATURDAY AFTERNOON: Weakens further as it gains speed...and moves along the southeastern coast of Kyushu, Japan...about 185 km northeast of Kagoshima, Japan [2PM AUG 09: 32.6N 132.1E @ 130kph].

*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.

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


Time/Date: 5:00 PM PhT Wed Aug 06, 2014
Location of Eye: Near 23.6º N Lat 130.7º E Lon
Distance 1: 540 km SSE of Amami Is., Japan
Distance 2: 655 km ESE of Ishigakijima, Japan
Distance 3: 965 km ENE of Itbayat, Batanes
Distance 4: 1055 km NE of Santa Ana, Cagayan
Distance 5: 890 km S of Kagoshima, Japan

Issued by: Leonilo C. Millanes for









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