TROPICAL DISTURBANCE (LPA) 97W STORMWATCH NO. 01
Issued at: 7:00 PM PhT (11:00 GMT) Tuesday 20 August 2019
Next update: 7:00 PM PhT (11:00 GMT), Wednesday 21 August 2019
|Current Status and Outlook||The Tropical Disturbance (LPA) 97W which is barely moving over the eastern part of the Philippine Sea is likely to develop into a Tropical Cyclone within the next 12 to 24 hours. This system is still far to directly affect any part of the Philippines within the next three days. However, various forecast models show a possible track either towards Batanes, Taiwan or Okinawa this coming weekend.
LPA 97W together with the Monsoon Trough will bring isolated to scattered rain showers and thunderstorms across the Bicol Region and Eastern Visayas today.
|Where is LPA 97W?||As of 5:00 PM PhT today, August 20…0900 GMT. The center was located over the eastern part of the Central Philippine Sea [near 13.9°N 133.2°E], about 974 km east of Virac, Catanduanes or 1,318 km east of Metro Manila.|
|How strong is it?||Maximum Sustained Winds (10-min avg): 35 kph near the center, with gustiness: 55 kph.|
|Past Movement (06 hrs)||Quasi-Stationary over the Eastern Part of the Central Philippine Sea.|
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Issued by: David Michael V. Padua for WeatherPhilippines