A recently reported tropical storm located approximately 500 Nautical miles East-North-East of Zamboanga, Philippines has been upgraded to a tropical depression. Now running at a forward speed of just 10 MPH to the Northwest, the wind speed is now 30 MPH with wind gusts of 40 MPH. The computer generated path plots have been calculated and the map is immediately below.
This storm as it continues to the northeast is set to affect the mainland of the Philippines. It looks to start through the southern mainland islands right through the middle of the country. Most all major cites within the Philippines will be affected.
The major cities that are in a direct path of this storm are as follows....
Borongan, Catalogan, Calbayog, Sorsogon, Legazpi, City of Iriga, Naga, Libmanan, Daet, Batangas, Calamba, Paranaque, MANILA, Valenzuela ,Angeles Alavera, Dagupan, Baguio, Alaminos, Bolinao, Bauang, Bayombong, San Fernando, Santiago, Candon, Vigan and Tabuk.
For now, the storm is not expected to strengthen from what it is now. But the storm will provide allot of rains and wind. This tropical depression is being closely watched for further signs of strength.
WTPN31 PGTW 280900 MSGID/GENADMIN/JOINT TYPHOON WRNCEN PEARL HARBOR HI// SUBJ/TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING// RMKS/ 1. TROPICAL DEPRESSION 06W (SIX) WARNING NR 002 01 ACTIVE TROPICAL CYCLONE IN NORTHWESTPAC MAX SUSTAINED WINDS BASED ON ONE-MINUTE AVERAGE WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY --- WARNING POSITION: 280600Z --- NEAR 9.7N 128.4E MOVEMENT PAST SIX HOURS - 295 DEGREES AT 09 KTS POSITION ACCURATE TO WITHIN 040 NM POSITION BASED ON CENTER LOCATED BY SATELLITE PRESENT WIND DISTRIBUTION: MAX SUSTAINED WINDS - 025 KT, GUSTS 035 KT WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY REPEAT POSIT: 9.7N 128.4E --- FORECASTS: 12 HRS, VALID AT: 281800Z --- 11.0N 126.7E MAX SUSTAINED WINDS - 030 KT, GUSTS 040 KT WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY VECTOR TO 24 HR POSIT: 305 DEG/ 12 KTS --- 24 HRS, VALID AT: 290600Z --- 12.4N 124.6E MAX SUSTAINED WINDS - 025 KT, GUSTS 035 KT WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY VECTOR TO 36 HR POSIT: 310 DEG/ 14 KTS --- 36 HRS, VALID AT: 291800Z --- 14.2N 122.4E MAX SUSTAINED WINDS - 025 KT, GUSTS 035 KT WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY VECTOR TO 48 HR POSIT: 305 DEG/ 13 KTS --- EXTENDED OUTLOOK: 48 HRS, VALID AT: 300600Z --- 15.7N 120.2E MAX SUSTAINED WINDS - 025 KT, GUSTS 035 KT WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY VECTOR TO 72 HR POSIT: 310 DEG/ 14 KTS --- 72 HRS, VALID AT: 010600Z --- 19.3N 115.6E MAX SUSTAINED WINDS - 035 KT, GUSTS 045 KT WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY VECTOR TO 96 HR POSIT: 335 DEG/ 10 KTS --- LONG RANGE OUTLOOK: --- 96 HRS, VALID AT: 020600Z --- 23.1N 113.8E MAX SUSTAINED WINDS - 030 KT, GUSTS 040 KT WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY DISSIPATING AS A SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL CYCLONE OVER LAND VECTOR TO 120 HR POSIT: 000 DEG/ 06 KTS --- 120 HRS, VALID AT: 030600Z --- 25.6N 113.9E MAX SUSTAINED WINDS - 020 KT, GUSTS 030 KT WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY DISSIPATED AS A SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL CYCLONE OVER LAND --- REMARKS: 280900Z POSITION NEAR 10.0N 128.0E. TROPICAL DEPRESSION 06W (SIX), LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 530 NM EAST- SOUTHEASTWARD OF MANILA, PHILIPPINES HAS TRACKED WEST-NORTHWESTWARD AT 09 KNOTS OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS. MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 280600Z IS 8 FEET. NEXT WARNINGS AT 281500Z, 282100Z, 290300Z AND 290900Z. // NNNN