Friday, September 30, 2016

Tropical Depression CHABA StormWatch No. 01


Tropical Depression CHABA StormWatch No. 01

Issued at: 2:00 PM PhT (06:00 GMT) Thursday 29 September 2016
Next Update: Friday Afternoon, 30 September 2016


Current Status and Outlook

Tropical Depression (TD) CHABA which moved across the Western Pacific Ocean over the past few days has just passed over the Northern Mariana Islands last night.

This depression is forecast to move West-Northwest towards the easternmost part of the Philippine Sea, and is likely to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Saturday morning (Oct 01).

Where is Chaba?

As of 11:00 AM PhT today, September 29...0300 GMT. The ill-defined center was located over the sea west of the Northern Mariana Islands (near 14.0N 142.3E),about 276 km west-northwest of Guam or 1,932 km east of Bicol Region, PHL. 

How strong is it?

Maximum Sustained Winds (10-min avg): 55 kph near the center...Gustiness: 75 kph

Where is it heading?

It was moving West @ 24 kph, towards the easternmost part of the Central Philippine Sea.

Forecast Highlights

- Chaba is expected to become a Tropical Storm (TS) later tonight or Friday (Sept 30).

- Chaba is not a threat to the country.

- Chaba is forecast to just enter PAR on Oct 01 & exit on Oct 03.

- Chaba shall just pass along the open waters of the North Philippine Sea, between 700-800 km away from Batanes Group of Islands.  Its circulation will remain at sea.

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.

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