Cyclones KOPPU and CHAMPI moving west
The two Cyclones KOPPU and CHAMPI have both been upgraded to Tropical Storms. KOPPU/Lando is moving fast at 25 k/h while CHAMPI still hovers at 15 km/h. Both cyclones move west towards the Philippines.
The two Cyclones KOPPU and CHAMPI have intensified and have been upgraded to Tropical Storms. Cyclone KOPPU/Lando is now within PAR, the Philippines Area of Responsibility and is slowly intensifying. A northeasterly vertical wind shear (VWS) prevents a faster intensification. The sea surface waters are about 30 degrees Celsius. It is estimated that Cyclone KOPPU/Lando will be a typhoon Cat.3 or Cat.4 when hitting northern Luzon this weekend.
There is a small chance that Cyclone KOPPU/Lando will bend its track a bit more northwards. A deep subtropical ridge (STR) just north of the cyclone is strongly influencing its position. Depending of the northward outflow of this STR, Cyclone KOPPU/Lando may move more north or south. This outflow also influences the central pressure of the cyclone.
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Tropical Storm CHAMPI is not yet stable but its pressure is decreasing rather fast. We’ll start to track this second storm as soon as a reliable track forecast is possible.
KOPPU/Lando Storm data:
|Name (INTL. / local):||KOPPU/Lando|
|Time/Date of observation:||08:45 AM on October 14, 2015|
|Location of Center:||15.9° North 136.4East|
|Moving Direction and Speed:||West @ 25 km/h|
|Moving towards:||Northern Luzon|
|Distance from the Philippines:||1540 km E of Casiguran|
|Estimated Date / Time of Landfall:||n/a|
|Max. Wind Speed near Center:||65 km/h|
|Peak Wind Gusts:||93 km/h|
|Minimum Central Pressure:||1000 hPa|
|24h Rainfall near Center:||n/a|
|Max. Wave Height:||5 m|
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Next update this evening.