Cyclone MELOR/Nona moving towards Bicol

MELOR/Nona 2015-12-12

Cyclone MELOR/Nona is now a Tropical Storm moving towards Bicol region and is intensifying. The cyclone should arrive early Tuesday morning in Catanduanes. It is expected to be a Typhoon Category 2.

The forward speed (35 km/h) of the cyclone had been very fast during the last 24 hours. This forward speed will now slow down to estimated 18 km/h. In the same time Cyclone MELOR/Nona will increase its rotating wind speed. It is expected to gain typhoon force Sunday around noon.

Cyclone MELOR/Nona will amplify the north-eastern Monsoon (Amihan). This means fresher weather over northern Luzon and perfect Kiteboarding conditions in Boracay. Along the east coast of all Luzon people should be prepared for possible flashfloods and landslides especially during heavy downpour.

MELOR/Nona 2015-12-12

MELOR/Nona Storm data:

Name (INTL. / local): MELOR/Nona
Class: Tropical Storm
Time/Date of observation: 05:00 AM on December 12, 2015
Location of Center: 10.4º North 135.0º East
Moving Direction and Speed: West-Northwest @ 35 km/h
Moving towards: Catanduanes
Distance from the Philippines: 1018 km ESE of Guiuan, Samar
Estimated Date / Time of Landfall: n/a
Max. Wind Speed near Center: 85 km/h
Peak Wind Gusts: 110 km/h
Minimum Central Pressure: 989 hPa
Diameter: 550 km
24h Rainfall near Center: 30 – 200 mm
Max. Wave Height: 4 – 6 m
Here you find how to read and understand this data 

 Nearly real-time storm information

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