Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Tropical Storm HATO (ISANG) Update Number 007


Tropical Storm HATO (ISANG) Update Number 007


Issued at: 12:15 AM PhT (16:15 GMT) Tuesday 22 August 2017
Next update: Tuesday 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-northwest towards the eastern part of the Bashi Channel. Its circulation and rainbands continues to affect the Extreme Northern and Northern Luzon.

The small storm is expected to move west within the next 24 hours at a forward speed of 25 km/hr. TS HATO (ISANG) is expected to become a Severe Tropical Storm (STS) by Wednesday morning (Aug 23).

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

Where is HATO (ISANG)?As of 11:00 PM PhT, August 21…1500 GMT. The center was located over the eastern part of the Bashi Channel (near 20.8N 122.5E), about 64 km northeast of Basco, Batanes or 196 km north-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-Northwest @ 17 kphtowards Hong Kong, China.
Potential Philippine Landfall Area(s):: None.
What Philippine areas will be most affected?*:: Batanes and Babuyan Group of Islands, Northern sections of Cagayan, Apayao, and Ilocos Norte – 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**

TUESDAY EVENING: Slightly intensifies as it moves over the west of the Bashi Channel, outside of the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR)…about 335 km west-southwest of Kaohsiung, Taiwan [8PM Aug 22: 21.1N 117.5E @ 85kph].  Confidence Level: LOW.

**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: 996 millibars (hPa)

> Size of Circulation [Convective Cloud-Based, in diameter]: 585 km (Small)

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

Additional DistancesTime/Date: 11:00 PM PhT Mon August 21, 2017
Location of Center/Eye: Near 20.8º N Lat 122.5º E Lon
Distance 1: 260 km N of Santa Ana, Cagayan
Distance 2: 302 km NE of Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte
Distance 3: 352 km NE of Laoag  City, Ilocos Norte
Distance 4: 393 km NNE of Tabuk City, Kalinga
Distance 5: 709 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


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