Typhoon MAN-YI (TOMAS) StormWatch No. 03




Issued at: 7:00 AM PhT (23:00 GMT) Sunday 25 November 2018
Next update: 7:00 AM PhT (23:00 GMT), Monday 26 November 2018
Current Status and Outlook Typhoon MAN-YI (TOMAS) remains quasi-stationary over the easternmost part of the Philippine Sea…still expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) later tonight or early Monday morning. This typhoon is not expected to affect any part of the country.
Where is MAN-YI (TOMAS)? As of 5:00 AM PhT today, November 25…2100 GMT, the center was located near the eastern border of the PAR (near 18.4°N 136.2°E), about 1,483 km east of Santa Ana, Cagayan or 1,507 km east of Basco, Batanes
How strong is it? Maximum Sustained Winds (10-min avg): 140 kph near the center…Gustiness: 170 kph
Past Movement (06 hrs) Quasi-Stationary.
Forecast Highlights
  • TY MAN-YI (TOMAS) is far away to directly affect any part of the Philippines. 
  • This typhoon is expected to continue losing strength beginning today through Monday due to the surge of cold air from the Northeast Monsoon (Amihan).
  • The WPF’s 24-hour Forecast shows it entering the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) late this afternoon or tonight and moving WNW to NW across the North Philippine Sea, weakening into a Severe Tropical Storm (STS) on Monday morning.  The confidence of this forecast remains MEDIUM (35-65% chance).
  • The presence of this Tropical Cyclone will enhance the Northeast Monsoon (Amihan) and bring partly cloudy to cloudy skies with some passing rain showers along the northern and eastern sections of Luzon.
  • The next StormWatch Update will be issued after 24 hours or by Monday morning (Nov 26).

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Issued by: David Michael V. Padua for WeatherPhilippines

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