TROPICAL DISTURBANCE (LPA) 99W STORMWATCH NO. 01
Issued at: 7:30 PM PhT (11:30 GMT) Sunday 25 August 2019
Next update: 7:00 PM PhT (11:00 GMT), Monday 26 August 2019
|Current Status and Outlook||The broad Tropical Disturbance (LPA) 99W spotted over Western Micronesia has been rapidly moving west-northwestward towards the Philippine Sea, and could enter the eastern border of the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) late tonight or early Monday morning. This low pressure system is likely to develop into a Tropical Depression within the next 12 to 24 hours, and could affect Southern and Central Luzon (including Metro Manila) on Tuesday and Wednesday (Aug 27-28) – bringing moderate to heavy to at times extreme rainfall over the area.
LPA 99W is forecast to enhance the Southwesterly Wind flow or the Southwest Monsoon (Habagat) and could bring scattered to “On-and-Off” rain showers, squalls, and severe thunderstorms across MiMaRoPa and Western Visayas including Zamboanga Peninsula beginning late Monday through Wednesday (Aug 26-28).
|Where is LPA 99W?||As of 5:00 PM PhT today, August 25…0900 GMT. The center was located over the westernmost part of Western Micronesia [near 10.3°N 136.6°E], about 175 km east of PAR or 1,191 km east of Guiuan, Eastern Samar.|
|How strong is it?||Maximum Sustained Winds (10-min avg): 35 kph near the center, with gustiness: 55 kph.|
|Past Movement (06 hrs)||WNW @ 35 kph, towards Central Philippine Sea.|
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Issued by: David Michael V. Padua for WeatherPhilippines