Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Tropical Storm HATO (ISANG) Update Number 006


Tropical Storm HATO (ISANG) Update Number 006


Issued at: 6:15 PM PhT (10:15 GMT) Monday 21 August 2017
Next update: Tuesday Early Morning, 22 August 2017
Current Status and Outlook

Tropical Storm HATO (ISANG) has maintained its intensity in the past 6 hours as it moved west towards the eastern part of the Bashi Chanel. Its circulation and rainbands are currently affecting the Extreme Northern and Northern Luzon.

It is expected to continue moving west-northwest within the next 24 hours at a speed of 23 km/hr, and will pass over the southern part of Itbayat, Batanes by early morning tomorrow (Aug 22). TS HATO (ISANG) is expected to become a Severe Tropical Storm (STS) tomorrow afternoon.

*TS HATO (ISANG) and its associated Trough, together with the Southwest Monsoon (HABAGAT) will bring light to at times moderate scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over Metro Manila and western sections of Luzon and Visayas.

Where is HATO (ISANG)?As of 5:00 PM PhT, August 21…0900 GMT. The center was located over the eastern part of the Bashi Channel (near 20.5N 123.4E), about 145 km east of Basco, Batanes or 240 km east-northeast of Calayan Island, Cagayan.
How strong is it?

Maximum Sustained Winds (10-min avg): 65 kph near the center…Gustiness: 85 kph.

Past Movement (06 hrs)It was moving West @ 23 kphtowards the western part of the Bashi Channel.
Potential Philippine Landfall Area(s):: None.
What Philippine areas will be most affected?*:: Batanes and Babuyan Group of Islands, Cagayan, Apayao, Ilocos Provinces, Abra, and La Union – Today.

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

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

TUESDAY AFTERNOON: Intensifies into a Severe Tropical Storm (STS) over the western part of the Bashi Channel, outside of the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR)…about 176 km southwest of Kaohsiung, Taiwan [2PM Aug 22: 21.6N 119.0E @ 95kph].  Confidence Level: LOW.

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON: Weakens into a Tropical Storm (TS) as it makes landfall along the southern section of Guangdong Province, South China…about 115 km northwest of Hong Kong, China [2PM Aug 23: 23.2N 113.4E @ 75kph].  Confidence Level: MEDIUM.

**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 500 mm [Light to Extreme]

> Minimum Central Pressure: 996 millibars (hPa)

> Size of Circulation [Convective Cloud-Based, in diameter]: 475 km (Small)

> Area of Damaging Winds (100 kph or more wind gusts): None.

Additional DistancesTime/Date: 5:00 PM PhT Mon August 21, 2017
Location of Center/Eye: Near 20.5º N Lat 123.4º E Lon
Distance 1: 301 km NE of Aparri, Cagayan
Distance 2: 345 km SE of Taitung , Taiwan
Distance 3: 390 km NE of Laoag  City, Ilocos Norte
Distance 4: 401 km NNE of Tabuk City, Kalinga
Distance 5: 704 km NNE 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



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