Tropical Disturbance (LPA) 90W [DOMENG] StormWatch No. 02

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TROPICAL DISTURBANCE (LPA) 90W [DOMENG] STORMWATCH NO. 02

Issued at: 6:30 PM PhT (10:30 GMT) Wednesday 06 June 2018
Next update: 7:00 PM PhT (11:00 GMT), Thursday 07 June 2018
Current Status and Outlook Tropical Disturbance (LPA) 90W [DOMENG] having a hard time to consolidate due to its broad structure, but is likely to become a Tropical Depression (TD) within the next 12 to 24 hours.  This system remains not a threat to the country as it is forecast to continue moving northward towards the North Philippine Sea.
Where is 90W (DOMENG)? As of 5:00 PM PhT today, June 06…0900 GMT. The weak center was located over the eastern part of the Central Philippine Sea (near 14.1N 131.1E), about 747 km east of Virac, Catanduanes or 999 km east-southeast of Casiguran, Aurora
How strong is it? Maximum Sustained Winds (10-min avg): 35 kph near the center…Gustiness: 55 kph
Past Movement (06 hrs) North-Northwest @ 22 kph over the eastern part of the Central Philippine Sea.
Forecast Highlights
  • The Global Typhoon Forecast Models (GTFM) continues to predict LPA 90W (DOMENG) to become a Tropical Storm (TS) within the next 24 to 36 hours and shall move northwestward towards the central part of the Central Philippine Sea. The forecast confidence remains at Medium.
  • The Day 02 to 04 Forecasts shows the system recurving towards the north-northeast away from the Philippine Sea and shall exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Saturday evening or early Sunday morning (June 09-10), 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 and northern waters of the Philippine Sea.
  • There is still a likelihood that this system will enhance the Southwest Monsoon (Habagat) and bring occasional rains and thunderstorms across Western Visayas, MiMaRoPa and Western Luzon beginning late Thursday or Friday through Sunday (June 7 & 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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