TROPICAL DEPRESSION 18W (KARDING) STORMWATCH NO. 01
Issued at: 7:25 PM PhT (11:25 GMT) Tuesday 07 August 2018
Next update: 7:00 PM PhT (11:00 GMT), Wednesday 08 August 2018
|Current Status and Outlook||Tropical Disturbance (LPA) 93W which has been lingering and struggling for a week has finally developed into a weak Tropical Depression, 18W with local name “KARDING.” Currently quasi-stationary over the North Philippine Sea during the past 6 hours and shall drift slowly northeastward for the next 24 hours.
This system will induce the Southwest Monsoon (Habagat) and bring isolated, scattered to occasional rains and thunderstorms across the western sections of Luzon and MiMaRoPa incl. Metro Manila through Thursday (Aug 09).
|Where is 18W (KARDING?||As of 5:00 PM PhT today, August 07…0900 GMT. The ill-defined center was located over the southeastern part of the North Philippine Sea (near 19.2°N 132.5°E), about 1,108 km east of Basco, Batanes or 1,093 km east of Santa Ana, Cagayan.|
|How strong is it?||Maximum Sustained Winds (10-min avg): 45 kph near the center…Gustiness: 65 kph|
|Past Movement (06 hrs)||Quasi-Stationary over the Southeastern part of the North Philippine Sea.|
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Issued by: David Michael V. Padua for WeatherPhilippines