Thursday, June 6, 2013

PAGASA Tracks LPA - 50% to be Typhoon DANTE in 24 Hours

PAGASA LPA is now Typhoon DANTE moving North Northeast at 15 kph. 2 days forecast track shows that it will be on 1,260 km Northeast of Basco, Batanes on Tuesday.

PAGASA sighted a Low Pressure Area (LPA) 590 km Northeast of Virac, Catanduanes as of 4pm, June 7, 2013 embedded along InterTropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ).

Low Pressure Area has a 30-50% chance of becoming a Typhoon in 24 hours and will be called DANTE - the 4th typhoon to enter PAR (Philippine Area of Responsibility) for 2013.

Updates: LPA is now a Typhoon DANTE as of 8pm June 7, 2013.

PAGASA LPA/DANTE Forecast Track (4am, June 10, 2013)

Coordinates: 22.2N, 133.1E

Signal # 1 (45-65 kph winds)
Luzon: None
Visayas: None
Mindanao: None

Forecast Track:
(1) 1,090 km Northeast of Basco, Batanes - Monday Evening
(2) 1,260 km Northeast of Basco, Batanes - Tuesday Evening

Strength: max of 75 kph near center

Gustiness: 90 kph

Movement: North Northwest at 15 kph

Rainfall Volume: 5-15 mm/hr (moderate to heavy) within 350 km

Distance to Land: 1030 km Northeast of Basco, Batanes

"DANTE" will enhance the Southwest wind flow that will bring rains and thunderstorms particularly over western sections of Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

Everybody is advised to prepare in advanced and monitor weather updates from time to time. Kindly visit Project NOAH to monitor your area rain probability and PAGASA weather forecast.

Updates: DANTE is outside PAR as of 10pm June 10, 2013.


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