Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Severe Tropical Storm HATO (ISANG) Update Number 010 [FINAL]


Severe Tropical Storm HATO (ISANG) Update Number 010 [FINAL]


Issued at: 6:15 PM PhT (10:15 GMT), Tuesday, 22 August 2017
Current Status and Outlook

HATO (ISANG) has intensified into a Severe Tropical Storm (STS) as it leaves the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). It accelerated westward over the westernmost part of the Bashi Channel.

It is expected to continue moving west-northwestward through the next 24 hours with a speed of 25 km/hr and will make its landfall over Western Guangdong, China by Wednesday afternoon (Aug 23). STS HATO (ISANG) will become a Typhoon (TY) by Wednesday early morning (Aug 23).

*This will be the Final Update on this tropical cyclone.

*STS HATO (ISANG) will continue to enhance the Southwest Monsoon (HABAGAT) bringing on-and-off light to moderate rains and thunderstorms across Metro Manila and the western sections of Luzon and Visayas including MiMaRoPa and Palawan.

Where is HATO (ISANG)?As of 5:00 PM PhT, August 22…0900 GMT. The center was located over the westernmost part of the Bashi Channel (near 20.6N 117.8E), about 343 km southwest of Kaohsiung, Taiwan or 397 km northwest of Laoag  City, Ilocos Norte
How strong is it?

Maximum Sustained Winds (10-min avg): 110 kph near the center…Gustiness: 140 kph.

Past Movement (06 hrs)It was moving West @ 33 kphtowards Hong Kong.
Potential Philippine Landfall Area(s):: None.
What Philippine areas will be most affected?*:: Ilocos Provinces and Abra – Today.

*Where moderate to heavy rains of 30 to 100 millimeters will be expected.

Potential Storm Surge/Coastal Flooding Areas+:: None.
1-Day Forecast Outlook Summary**

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON: Intesifies into a Typhoon (TY) as it makes its landfall over Western Guangdong, China…about 116 km west of Hong Kong, China [2PM Aug 23: 22.2N 113.0E @ 130kph].  Confidence Level: HIGH.

**Important Note: 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 km/hr 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.

Other Storm Info> 24 hr. Rain Accumulation (across its circulation): 25 to 550 mm [Light to Extreme]

> Minimum Central Pressure: 978 millibars (hPa)

> Size of Circulation [Convective Cloud-Based, in diameter]: 985 km (Medium)

> Area of Damaging Winds (100 kph or more wind gusts): 65 km from the center

Additional DistancesTime/Date: 5:00 PM PhT Tue August 22, 2017
Location of Center/Eye: Near 20.6º N Lat 117.8º E Lon
Distance 1: 418 km SW of Taitung , Taiwan
Distance 2: 431 km ESE of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Distance 3: 433 km NW of Vigan  City, Ilocos Sur
Distance 4: 474 km WNW of Aparri, Cagayan
Distance 5: 754 km NNW of Metro Manila

Information based on data collected by WeatherPhilippines Foundation, Inc. shall not be taken as official data. Weather information broadcasted and distributed by PAGASA remains as official data. WeatherPhilippines shall not be responsible for the private use and reliance of its weather information.

Issued by: John Christian B. Lequiron for WeatherPhilippines


Posted by: "Typhoon2000.com (Michael V. Padua)" <T2Kstormupdates@gmail.com>
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