Tropical Storm YAGI (KARDING) StormWatch No. 03

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TROPICAL STORM YAGI (KARDING) STORMWATCH NO. 03

Issued at: 7:30 PM PhT (11:30 GMT) Thursday 09 August 2018
Next update: 7:00 PM PhT (11:00 GMT), Friday 10 August 2018
Current Status and Outlook Tropical Storm YAGI (KARDING) has maintained its strength while moving slowly north to north-northwestward during the past 24 hours, and is expected to move out of the Philippine Area of Responsibiliy (PAR)  late Friday evening, Aug 10.

This system together with LPA 96W (outside of PAR) will continue induce the Southwest Monsoon (Habagat) and bring isolated, scattered to occasional rains and thunderstorms across the western sections of Luzon through Saturday (Aug 11).

Where is YAGI (KARDING? As of 5:00 PM PhT today, August 09…0900 GMT. The center was located over the southeastern part of the North Philippine Sea (near 20.9°N 133.0°E), about 1,168 km east-northeast of Santa Ana, Cagayan or 1,146 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) North @ 13 kph,  towards the Southern Islands of Japan.
Forecast Highlights
  • TS Yagi (Karding) is forecast to move NNW to NW for the next 24 hours and shall exit the Northeastern Border of PAR by late Friday evening, Aug 10
  • 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 Friday evening (Aug 10).

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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