Tropical Disturbance 92W (LPA) [LUIS] StormWatch No. 01




Issued at: 7:00 PM PhT (11:00 GMT) Thursday 23 August 2018
Next update: 7:00 PM PhT (11:00 GMT), Friday 24 August 2018
Current Status and Outlook A slow-moving Tropical Disturbance (LPA) dubbed as 93W [LUIS] currently located over Western Taiwan is showing signs of development, and is likely to become a Tropical Depression (TD) within the next 06 to 24 hours.  However, this system is not a threat to the Philippine Islands, and is forecast to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Friday or Saturday (Aug 24 or 25).

This disturbance will induce the Southwest Monsoon (Habagat) and bring isolated, scattered to occasional rains and thunderstorms across the western sections of Central and Northern including Batanes abd Babuyan Islands through the weekend.

Where is LPA 92W (LUIS) As of 5:00 PM PhT today, August 23…0900 GMT. The ill-defined center was located over the landmass of Western Taiwan (near 23.6°N 120.4°E), about 385 km north-northwest of Basco, Batanes or 108 km north of Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
How strong is it? Maximum Sustained Winds (10-min avg): 35 kph near the center…Gustiness: 50 kph
Past Movement (06 hrs) Quasi-Stationary over Western Taiwan.
Forecast Highlights
  • LPA 92W (Luis) is forecast to drift north-northeastward for the next 24 hours across Northern Taiwan
  • This LPA shall move out of the northwestern border of the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Friday afternoon (Aug 24) or Saturday afternoon (Aug 25).
  • The current Global Typhoon Models has showed that this cyclone is not a threat to the country with no direct effects.
  • The next StormWatch Update will be issued after 24 hours or by Friday evening (Aug 24).

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Issued by: David Michael V. Padua for WeatherPhilippines

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