Tropical Depression 35W StormWatch No. 01

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TROPICAL DEPRESSION 35W STORMWATCH NO. 01

Issued at: 11:30 PM PhT (15:30 GMT) Monday 24 December 2018
Next update: 7:00 PM PhT (11:00 GMT), Tuesday 25 December 2018
Current Status and Outlook Tropical Depression 35W newly-formed east of the Republic of Palau…could threaten the Visayas in the coming days and will enter the southeastern border of the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Christmas Day. 

This depression is still too far to directly affect any part of the country within the next three days.

Where is 35W? As of 8:00 PM PhT today, December 24…1200 GMT. The center was located approaching the southeastern border of the PAR (near 7.2°N 136.3°E), about 203 km east of Koror, Repubic of Palau or 879 km east of Baganga, Davao Oriental
How strong is it? Maximum Sustained Winds (10-min avg): 45 kph near the center…Gustiness: 65 kph
Past Movement (06 hrs) Westward @ 15 km/hr, towards the Philippine Sea.
Forecast Highlights
  • This depression is expected to intensify within the next 2 to 3 days, and could become a Tropical Storm (TS) on Wednesday or Thursday (Dec 26-27).
  • The WPF’s Day 4 to 5 Forecast (Dec 28-29) shows it crossing the VISAYAS (Samar-Leyte-Northern Cebu-Northern Panay) and Calamian Group of Islands as TS between Friday afternoon through Saturday afternoon The confidence of this forecast is at low to medium (30-50% chance).
  • The Day 7 Forecast (Dec 31) shows TD 35W exiting the western border of the PAR on New Year’s Eve (Monday) as a weakening Tropical Cyclone.
  • It will be named locally by PAGASA as “USMAN” once it enters the PAR.
  • The next StormWatch Update will be issued after 24 hours or earlier.

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Issued by: David Michael V. Padua for WeatherPhilippines

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