Tropical Storm HAIKUI (SALOME) Update No. 03


Issued at: 12:15 AM PhT (16:15 GMT) Friday 10 November 2017
Next update: 7:00 AM PhT (23:00 GMT) Friday, 10 November 2017
Current Status and Outlook

Tropical Depression 30W (SALOME) has intensified into a Tropical Storm (TS) as it traversed westward over Southern Quezon-Batangas area at a speed of 33 kph in the past 6 hours. Its international name is “HAIKUI”, a submarine animal in China that looks like a sunflower. The combined effects of TS HAIKUI (SALOME) and Northeast Monsoon (AMIHAN) will continue to bring moderate to at times heavy rains over Metro Manila, CaLaBaRZon, Mindoro Province, Romblon, Marinduque, and Eastern, Western, and Central Luzon.

24-hr Outlook: TS HAIKUI (SALOME) is expected to slightly intensify as it continues to move west-northwestward at a forward speed of 25 kph over the West Philippine Sea or near the western border of Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).

Where is HAIKUI (SALOME)? As of 11:00 PM PhT today, November 09…1500 GMT.  The center was located over Batangas area (near 13.86N 121.04E), about 13 km north-northwest of Batangas City, Batangas or 29 km south of Tagaytay City, Cavite.
How strong is it?

Maximum Sustained Winds (10-min avg): 70 kph near the center…Gustiness: 85 kph.

Past Movement (06 hrs) It was moving West @ 33 kph, towards West Philippine Sea.
Potential Philippine Landfall Area(s) :: Western Batangas-Cavite area at approx. 12am-1am today (Nov 10), with a High Strike Probability of 95-100%.
What Philippine areas will be most affected? Moderate to Heavy Rains (50 to 100 mm expected):
>> Metro Manila, CaLaBaRZon, Mindoro Province, Romblon, Marinduque, and Eastern, Western, and Central Luzon

Damaging Winds (gusts of more than 100 km/hr expected):
>> None.

Potential Storm Surge/Coastal Flooding Areas+ :: None.
2-Day Forecast Outlook Summary**

FRIDAY EVENING: Slightly intensify as it moves towards the West Philippine Sea, near the western border of Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR)…330 km west of Alaminos City, Pangasinan [8PM Nov 10: 16.3N 116.9E @ 85kph].  Confidence LevelMEDIUM.

SATURDAY EVENING: Intensifies into a Typhoon (TY) after it exits the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR)…about 557 km south of Hong Kong, China [8PM Nov 11: 17.4N 113.8E @ 130kph].  Confidence LevelLOW.

**Important Note: Please be reminded that the Forecast Outlook changes every 6 hours, and the Day 2 and 3 Forecast Track have an average error of 100 and 250 km respectively… while the wind speed forecast error, averages 35 km/have 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 300 mm [Light to Heavy]

> Minimum Central Pressure: 993 millibars (hPa)

> Size of Circulation [Convective Cloud-Based, in diameter]: 640 km (Small)

> Area of Damaging Winds (100 kph or more wind gusts): None.

Additional Distances Time/Date: 11:00 PM PhT Thu November 09, 2017
Location of Center/Eye: Near 13.86º N Lat 121.04º E Lon
Distance 1: 39 km SSW of Calamba City, Laguna
Distance 2: 46 km SSW of Cabuyao City, Laguna
Distance 3: 50 km SSE of Trece Martires City, Cavite
Distance 4: 57 km NNW of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro
Distance 5: 80 km S of Metro Manila

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Issued by: John Christian B. Lequiron for WeatherPhilippines

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