Tropical Storm MALIKSI (DOMENG) StormWatch No. 04

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TROPICAL STORM MALIKSI (DOMENG) STORMWATCH NO. 04

Issued at: 6:45 PM PhT (10:45 GMT) Friday 08 June 2018
Next update: 7:00 PM PhT (11:00 GMT), Saturday 09 June 2018
Current Status and Outlook Tropical Disturbance (LPA) 90W [DOMENG] has rapidly intensified into a Tropical Storm (TS) and has been named internationally as “MALIKSI”- a Filipino adjective which means “fast”.  The storm has accelerated northward across the North Philippine Sea during the past 6 hours, and will enhance the Southwest Monsoon (Habagat) across the western sections of Luzon and Visayas including MiMaRoPa, Bicol Region, CaLaBaRZon. and Metro Manila.
Where is MALIKSI (DOMENG)? As of 5:00 PM PhT today, June 08…0900 GMT. The center was located over the southern part of the North Philippine Sea (near 19.5N 127.2E), about 554 km east of Basco, Batanes or 543 km east-northeast of Santa Ana, Cagayan
How strong is it? Maximum Sustained Winds (10-min avg): 75 kph near the center…Gustiness: 95 kph
Past Movement (06 hrs) North @ 22 kph towards the North Philippine Sea.
Forecast Highlights
  • The Day 01 to 02 Forecast shows the system recurving northeastward away from the North Philippine Sea and shall exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Sunday morning (June 10), with a medium to high forecast confidence.
  • Based on the current forecast, TS MALIKSI (DOMENG) will have no direct effect and landfall over the Philippine Islands. The system will only pass along the northern waters of the Philippine Sea.
  • This system will enhance the Southwest Monsoon (Habagat) and bring occasional rains and thunderstorms across Western Visayas, MiMaRoPa and Western Luzon including Metro Manila and Bicol Region today through Sunday (June 10).
  • The next StormWatch Update will be issued tomorrow evening, June 09.

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Issued by: David Michael V. Padua for WeatherPhilippines

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