Wednesday, July 31, 2013

PAGASA Tracks new LPA - 30% Chance to be Typhoon KIKO

PAGASA Tracks new LPA Southwest of Coron, Palawan as of August 5, 2013 - Once developed, it will be the 11th Typhoon to enter PAR for 2013 and will be called "KIKO"

While typhoon JOLINA just exited PAR and LPA on Calayan Island had already dissipated, PAGASA sighted Low Pressure Area (LPA) 150 km North of Puerto, Princesa City as of 10am August 5, 2013 embedded along Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITZC).

LPA has up to 50% chance of becoming a typhoon and once developed, it will be called KIKO - the 11th typhoon to enter Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) for 2013.

PAGASA LPA/KIKO Forecast Track

PAGASA LPA as of 4pm August 1, 2013 west on Calayan Island, Cagayan had already dissipated since August 2, 2013.

Coordinates: 11.2N, 118.5E

Probability: Up to 50% chance of becoming typhoon in the next 24 hrs

Movement: Palawan Region

Distance to Land: 150 km North of Puerto, Princesa City

These weather systems are expected to bring moderate to occasionally heavy rains and thunderstorms in MIMAROPA, Visayas and Mindanao which may trigger landslides and flashflood.

Central Luzon, CALARBARZON and Bicol region will experience light to moderate rains becoming heavy during thunderstorms.

Everybody is advised to prepare in advanced. To monitor your weather and rain probability from time to time in your area, please visit PAGASA and DOST Project NOAH.


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