Typhoon KONG-REY (QUEENIE) StormWatch No. 03

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TYPHOON KONG-REY (QUEENIE) STORMWATCH NO. 03

Issued at: 6:45 PM PhT (10:45 GMT) Monday 01 October 2018
Next update: 7:00 PM PhT (11:00 GMT), Tuesday 02 October 2018
Current Status and Outlook Typhoon (TY) KONG-REY continues to rapidly intensify as it entered the eastern border of the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) with local name “QUEENIE.”   This typhoon is not expected to directly affect any part of the country, but its western trough will bring isolated to scattered rain showers and thunderstorms across the eastern sections of Luzon and Visayas.

TY KONG-REY is expected to continue moving northwestward across the southern part of the North Philippine Sea through the next 24 hrs and could become a Super Typhoon (STY) by Tuesday afternoon (Oct 02).

Where is KONG-REY (QUEENIE)? As of 5:00 PM PhT today, October 01…0900 GMT. The eye was located over the northeastern part of the Central Philippine Sea (near 16.5°N 134.9°E), about 1,371 km east of Casiguran, Aurora or 1,430 km east-southeast of Basco, Batanes
How strong is it? Maximum Sustained Winds (10-min avg): 195 kph near the center…Gustiness: 230 kph
Past Movement (06 hrs) Northwest @ 14 km/hr, towards the North Philippine Sea.
Forecast Highlights
  • TY KONG-REY is far away to directly affect any part of the Philippines, and may not even come close to the Philippine landmass based on the current WPF forecast. 
  • It could become a minimal Super Typhoon (STY) by Tuesday afternoon (Oct 02) while over the southeastern part of the North Philippine Sea.
  • The Day 3 to 4 Forecast (Oct 04-05) shows it moving out of PAR on Friday early morning. The confidence of this forecast remains LOW (<35% chance).
  • The next StormWatch Update will be issued after 24 hours or by Tuesday early evening (Oct 02).

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Issued by: David Michael V. Padua for WeatherPhilippines

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