Saturday, June 30, 2018

Tropical Storm PRAPIROON (FLORITA) StormWatch No. 02


Tropical Storm PRAPIROON (FLORITA) StormWatch No. 02




Issued at: 7:00 PM PhT (11:00 GMT) Saturday 30 June 2018
Next update: 7:00 PM PhT (11:00 GMT), Sunday 01 July 2018
Current Status and OutlookTropical Storm PRAPIROON (FLORITA) has been moving slowly northwestward across the North Philippine Sea and could reach Severe Tropical Storm (STS) classification within the next 24 hours.  It shall turn northward and exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) by tomorrow afternoon (Sun July 01)  and remains a non-threat to the Philippine Islands.
Where is PRAPIROON (FLORITA)?As of 5:00 PM PhT today, June 30…0900 GMT, the center was located over the central part of the North Philippine Sea (near 21.6N 128.9E), about 727 km east-northeast of Basco, Batanes or 551 km south of Okinawa, Japan.
How strong is it?Maximum Sustained Winds (10-min avg): 85 kph near the center…Gustiness: 100 kph
Past Movement (06 hrs)Northwest @ 07 km/hr, towards the Southern Islands of Japan.
Forecast Highlights
  • TS PRAPIROON (FLORITA) is expected to intensify into a Severe Tropical Storm (STS) by early Sunday morning  (July 01).
  • It will exit the northern border of the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) by Sunday afternoon (July 01).
  • Based on the current forecast, TS PRAPIROON (FLORITA) will not directly affect any part of the Philippines.
  • This system will enhance the Southwesterly Surface Windflow and bring isolated to scattered rain showers and thunderstorms across the western sections of Luzon including Extreme Northern Luzon today through Sunday (July 01).

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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