New Tropical Depression forming

Weather 2014-04-20

A new Tropical Depression (LPA 98W) is forming east of Palau. The TD is slowly moving westwards, towards the Philippines.

Weather is still sunny in the Philippines. There are some locally produced cumulus clouds that can grow in the afternoon to thunderstorm cells.

Weather 2014-04-20
The development of the clouds in the red circle is better visible in our 24 hours satellite image loops.
Weather 2014-04-20
The water vapor density in above picture shows that the Philippines are mostly sunny.
Weather 2014-04-20
The JMA isobars map shows the slow westward movement of the new TD. The depression is still weak with 1006 hPa.

Although the chance that this depression develops into a cyclone is still very small, we’ll have an eye on this system

 

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