Saturday, August 24, 2013

PAGASA Tracks new LPA - 30% Chance to be 14th Typhoon NANDO

PAGASA tracks new LPA and will be called "NANDO" once develop into typhoon - Will it enhance Southwest Monsoon or  "HABAGAT" in the coming days?

After Typhoon "MARING" Habagat caused havoc and flooding in large area of Luzon, PAGASA sighted new Low Pressure Area (LPA), now a Tropical Storm, 180 km North Northeast of Basco, Batanes as of 4 pm August 28, 2013 embedded along the Monsoon Trough affecting South Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

Previous LPA has 30% chance of becoming a typhoon and once developed, it will be the 14th typhoon to enter Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) for 2013.

PAGASA NANDO 3 Days Forecast Track and Rain Volume

PAGASA 14th Typhoon "NANDO" Forecast Track as of 4 pm August 28, 2013.

Coordinates: 22.0N, 122.8E

Signal #2 (61-100 kph winds)
Luzon: None
Visayas: None
Mindanao: None

Signal #1 (45-60 kph winds)
Luzon: Batanes Group of Islands
Visayas: None
Mindanao: None

Forecast Track:
(1) 500 km North of Basco, Batanes or outside PAR - Thursday Afternoon

Strength: max of 95 kph near center

Gustiness: 120 kph

Movement: North at 15 kph

Rainfall Volume: 10-25 mm/hr (heavy-intense) within 500 km diameter.

Distance to Land: 180 km North Northeast of Basco, Batanes

TS "NANDO" will continueto enhance Southwest Monsoon which will bring light to moderate rains and thunderstorm over Metro Manila and the western section of Central and Southern Luzon.

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.

Updates: TS NANDO is already out of PAR as of 10am August 29, 2013


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