Saturday, June 16, 2018

Tropical Storm GAEMI (ESTER) Final StormWatch


Tropical Storm GAEMI (ESTER) Final StormWatch




Issued at: 7:00 AM PhT (23:00 GMT) Saturday 16 June 2018
Current Status and OutlookTropical Depression 08W (ESTER) has already left the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) and is now a Tropical Storm (TS) with international name "GAEMI" – which means ant in Korea. The pull of the Southwest Monsoon (Habagat) across Western Luzon is still present but with a much weaker intensity. 

*This is the final stormwatch on this tropical cyclone. 

Where is GAEMI (ESTER)?As of 5:00 AM PhT today, June 16…2100 GMT. The center was located over Southern Islands of Japan (near 26.1N 125.9E), about 740 km north-northeast of Basco, Batanes or 209 km west-southwest of Okinawa, Japan
How strong is it?Maximum Sustained Winds (10-min avg): 65 kph near the center…Gustiness: 85 kph
Past Movement (06 hrs)ENE @ 31 kph, towards Southern Japan.
Forecast Highlights
  • This storm will continue to induce the Southwest Monsoon (Habagat) and bring occasional rains with thunderstorms across the Western Sections of Luzon including Metropolitan Manila through the weekend. Please refer to our 24-hour WeatherPhilippines Rain Alerts at
  • TS GAEMI (ESTER) will eventually become an Extratropical Cyclone as it approaches Southern Japan within the next 24 hours, losing its tropical identity.

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: David Michael V. Padua for WeatherPhilippines


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