TROPICAL DEPRESSION 02W (CRISING) UPDATE NO. 003
Issued at: 05:30 AM PhT (21:30 GMT) Saturday 15 April 2017
Next update: Saturday Afternoon, 15 April 2017
|Current Status and Outlook||
TD CRISING is still expected to bring moderate to heavy rains over Eastern Samar, Samar, Masbate, and northern portion of Leyte before dissipating as a Low Pressure Area (LPA).
The depression is expected to maintain its west-northwest track within the next 24 hours at a speed of 22 km/hr and shall make landfall over southern portion of Eastern Samar by Saturday afternoon (between 4 to 5 pm).
*Residents living along the path of this depression must take all necessary precautions against heavy rains which can produce flash floods, landslides and overflowing of some river systems.
|As of 05:00 AM PhT today, April 15…2100 GMT. The center was located over the southern portion of the Central Philippine Sea (near 10.7N 127.3E), about 233 km east-southeast of Borongan, Eastern Samar or 302 km east of Ormoc, Leyte.|
|How strong is it?||
Maximum Sustained Winds (10-min avg): 45 kph near the center…Gustiness: 65 kph.
|Where is it heading?||It was moving West-Northwest @ 22 kph, towards Samar-Leyte Area.|
|Potential Landfall Area(s)||Over southern portion of Eastern Samar between 4-5pm Saturday (Apr 15), with a high Strike Probability of 75-80%.|
|What Philippine areas will be most affected?*||:: Eastern Visayas, Leyte, and Southern Leyte – beginning Saturday morning.
*Where moderate to heavy rains of 30 to 100 millimeters will be expected.
|Potential Storm Surge/Coastal Flooding Areas+||None.|
|2-Day Forecast Outlook Summary**||
SUNDAY EARLY MORNING: Sustains its wind speed as it make its landfall over Masbate…about 115 km northeast of Paasi City, Iloilo [2AM APR 16: 11.9N 123.4E @ 45kph]. Confidence Level: HIGH.
MONDAY EARLY MORNING: Dissipates into a Low Pressure Area (LPA) over Southern Occidental Mindoro…[2AM APR 17: 13.4N 119.0 @ 30kph]. Confidence Level: MEDIUM.
**Important Note: Please be reminded that the Forecast Outlook changes every 6 hours, and the Day 2 and 3 Forecast Track has an average error of 100 and 250 km respectively…while the wind speed forecast error, averages 35 km/hr per day. Therefore, a turn to the left or right of its future track and changes in its wind speed must be anticipated from time to time.
|Other Storm Info||> 24 hr. Rain Accumulation (across its circulation): 25 to 120 mm [Moderate to Heavy]
> Minimum Central Pressure: 1002 millibars (hPa)
> Size of Circulation [Convective Cloud-Based, in diameter]: 350 km (Midget/Very Small)
> Area of Damaging Winds (100 kph or more wind gusts): None.
|Additional Distances||Time/Date: 05:00 AM PhT Sat Apr 15, 2016
Location of Center/Eye: Near 10.7º N Lat 127.36º E Lon
Distance 1: 233 km ESE of Borongan, Eastern Samar
Distance 2: 302 km E of Ormoc, Leyte
Distance 3: 370 km E of Bogo City, Cebu
Distance 4: 454 km ESE of Masbate City, Masbate
Distance 5: 813 km ESE of Metro Manila
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Issued by: John Christian B. Lequiron for WeatherPhilippines