Tropical Depression JELAWAT StormWatch No. 01

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TROPICAL DEPRESSION JELAWAT STORMWATCH NO. 01

Issued at: 6:45 PM PhT (10:45 GMT) Sunday 25 March 2018
Next update: 7:00 PM PhT (11:00 GMT), Monday 26 March 2018
Current Status and Outlook Tropical Depression JELAWAT, a newly-formed tropical cyclone over Western Micronesia…expected to strengthen into a Tropical Storm (TS) and enter the southeastern border of the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) by tomorrow afternoon (Monday), with the local name “CALOY”.  However, this depression is too far to affect any part of the country.
Where is JELAWAT? As of 5:00 PM PhT today, March 25…0900 GMT. The developing center was located over the western part of Micronesia (near 6.6N 139.5E), about 560 km east of Koror, Republic of Palau or 1,465 km east of Mati City, Davao Oriental
How strong is it? Maximum Sustained Winds (10-min avg): 55 kph near the center…Gustiness: 75 kph
Past Movement (06 hrs) West-Northwest @ 19 km/hr  towards Palau-Philippine Sea Area.
Forecast Highlights
  • The Global Typhoon Forecast Models (GTFM) are predicting this system to become a Tropical Storm and enter PAR within the next 12 to 24 hours and shall turn generally northwestward towards the eastern part of the South and Central Philippine Sea. The forecast confidence is currently at Medium.
  • The Day 03 to 04 Forecast shows JELAWAT recurving to the north-northeast to northeast away from the Philippine Sea and shall exit the PAR on Maundy Thursday (Mar 29) with a medium forecast confidence.
  • Based on the current forecast, TD JELAWAT will have no direct impact and effect over the Philippine Islands. The system will only pass-by the far-reaching waters of the Philippine Sea.
  • This 24-hour StormWatch Update might be replaced with a 12-hrly Tropical Cyclone Updates if ever JELAWAT changes its course.

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Issued by: David Michael V. Padua for WeatherPhilippines

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