Tropical Storm YAGI (KARDING) StormWatch No. 02




Issued at: 7:00 PM PhT (11:00 GMT) Wednesday 08 August 2018
Next update: 7:00 PM PhT (11:00 GMT), Thursday 09 August 2018
Current Status and Outlook “KARDING” has reached Tropical Storm status after remaining almost stationary during the past 24 hours, and is now globally known as “YAGI” ~ a Japanese word for Capricorn or Goat.  The storm is now moving almost northerly in the general direction of the Southern Islands of Japan.  In the next couple of days, Yagi (Karding) shall exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) as it moves closer to Okinawa, Japan.

This system together with LPA 96W will continue induce the Southwest Monsoon (Habagat) and bring isolated, scattered to occasional rains and thunderstorms across the western and southern sections of Luzon and MiMaRoPa incl. Metro Manila through Friday (Aug 10).

Where is YAGI (KARDING? As of 5:00 PM PhT today, August 08…0900 GMT. The exposed center was located over the southeastern part of the North Philippine Sea (near 19.7°N 133.5°E), about 1,201 km east-northeast of Santa Ana, Cagayan or 1,205 km east of Basco, Batanes
How strong is it? Maximum Sustained Winds (10-min avg): 65 kph near the center…Gustiness: 85 kph
Past Movement (06 hrs) East-Northeast @ 16 kph,  towards the Northeasternmost Part of the North Philippine Sea.
Forecast Highlights
  • TS Yagi (Karding) is forecast to turn to the NNW to NW in the next couple of days and shall exit the Northeastern Border of PAR on Saturday morning, Aug 11
  • The current Global Typhoon Models all agree that this cyclone is not a threat to the country with no direct effects.
  • The next StormWatch Update will be issued after 24 hours or by Thursday evening (Aug 09).

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Issued by: David Michael V. Padua for WeatherPhilippines

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