Tropical Storm NESAT (GORIO) Update Number 015 [FINAL]

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TROPICAL STORM NESAT (GORIO) UPDATE NO. 015 [FINAL]

Issued at: 11:15 AM PhT (03:15 GMT) Sunday 30 July 2017
Current Status and Outlook

NESAT (GORIO) is already outside of the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) and has weakened rapidly into a Tropical Storm (TS) after making landfall over Fujian Province early this morning around 5am. This system will eventually dissipate into a low pressure area (LPA) within the next 24 hours.

*This ends our updates on TS NESAT (GORIO).

*TS NESAT (GORIO) and TS HAITANG will continue to enhance the Southwest Monsoon (Habagat) and bring occasional rains, gusty wnds and thunderstorms across the Western Sections of Central and Northern Luzon, becoming more frequent along Ilocos Region.  Residents are advised to take precautionary measures against heavy rains which can produce flash floods, landslides and overflowing of some river systems.

Where is NESAT (GORIO)? As of 8:00 AM PhT, July 30…0000 GMT. The center was located over the eastern part of Fujian Province, China (near 25.8N 119.1E), about 36 km southwest of Fuzhou, China or 661 km north-northwest of Basco, Batanes.
How strong is it?

Maximum Sustained Winds (10-min avg): 85 kph near the center…Gustiness: 100 kph.

Past Movement (06 hrs) It was moving West-Northwest @ 23 kphtowards the western part of Fujian Province.
Potential Landfall Area(s) :: None.
What Philippine areas will be most affected?* :: None.
Potential Storm Surge/Coastal Flooding Areas+ :: None.

+Large and dangerous battering waves with inundation can be expected along the coastal, inland lakes and beach front areas of the above areas.

1-Day Forecast Outlook Summary**

MONDAY MORNING: Just a remnant low pressure area (LPA) positioned over the western part of Fujian Province, China…about 50 km west-northwest of Quanzhou, China [8AM July 31: 25.6N 116.9E @ 30kph].  Confidence Level: LOW.

**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 500 mm [Light to Heavy]

> Minimum Central Pressure: 989 millibars (hPa)

> Size of Circulation [Convective Cloud-Based, in diameter]: 430 km (Very Small/Midget)

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

Additional Distances Time/Date: 8:00 AM PhT Sun July 30, 2017
Location of Center/Eye: Near 25.8º N Lat 119.1º E Lon
Distance 1: 110 km NNE of Quanzhou, China
Distance 2: 260 km WNW of Taipei, Taiwan
Distance 3: 176 km NE of Xiamen, China
Distance 4: 630 km NE of Hong Kong, China
Distance 5: 1255 km N of Metro Manila

Information based on data collected by WeatherPhilippines Foundation, Inc. shall not be taken as official data. Weather information broadcasted and distributed by PAGASA remains as official data. WeatherPhilippines shall not be responsible for the private use and reliance of its weather information.

Issued by: David Michael V. Padua for WeatherPhilippines

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