Tropical Disturbance (LPA) 90W [DOMENG] StormWatch No. 01




Issued at: 6:45 PM PhT (10:45 GMT) Tuesday 05 June 2018
Next update: 7:00 PM PhT (11:00 GMT), Wednesday 06 June 2018
Current Status and Outlook Tropical Disturbance (LPA) 90W [DOMENG] has started to slowly consolidate while over the South Philippine Sea, and is likely to reach Tropical Depression (TD) classification within the next 24 hours and shall move northward.  This LPA, however, will not directly affect or make landfall to any part of the country as shown on the current global models.
Where is 90W (DOMENG)? As of 5:00 PM PhT today, June 05…0900 GMT. The developing center was located over the northernmost part of the South Philippine Sea (near 10.0N 132.3E), about 745 km east of Surigao City, Surigao Del Norte or 967 km east-southeast of Virac, Catanduanes
How strong is it? Maximum Sustained Winds (10-min avg): 35 kph near the center…Gustiness: 55 kph
Past Movement (06 hrs) Quasi-Stationary over the northernmost part of the South Philippine Sea.
Forecast Highlights
  • The Global Typhoon Forecast Models (GTFM) are predicting this system to become a TD within the next 24 hours and shall move generally north-northwestward towards the central part of the Central Philippine Sea. The forecast confidence is currently at Medium.
  • The Day 02 to 05 Forecasts shows LPA 90W (DOMENG) becoming a Tropical Storm (TS) as it recurves to the north-northeast away from the Philippine Sea and shall exit the PAR on Sunday early morning (June 10) with a medium to low forecast confidence.
  • Based on the current forecast, this LPA will have no direct effect and landfall over the Philippine Islands. The system will only pass along the central waters of the Philippine Sea.
  • There is a likelihood that this system may enhance the Southwest Monsoon (Habagat) and bring occasional rains and thunderstorms across Western Visayas and MiMaRoPa on Thursday and Friday (June 7 & 8)…and along Western Luzon on Saturday and Sunday (June 9 and 10).
  • This 24-hour StormWatch Update might be replaced with a 12-hrly Tropical Cyclone Updates if ever LPA 90W (DOMENG) becomes a Tropical Cyclone.

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Issued by: David Michael V. Padua for WeatherPhilippines

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