Red Alert – Typhoon KOPPU/Lando approaching
Red Alert – Typhoon KOPPU/Lando is approaching. The Tropical Depression is not yet a typhoon and we still have enough time to prepare. GDACS issues Red Alert for the Philippines. The typhoon will hit Luzon early next Sunday.
A few minutes ago we got a red typhoon alert from GDACS. The Tropical Depression we reported this morning seems to be a straight runner and will only bend slightly northwards. All agencies predict a Typhoon Cat.4 The JTWC had already traced a forecast track towards Luzon this morning. JMA has joined with wide probability circle going from Bicol up to Cagayan Valley.
100 hours left
All agencies forecast landfall in northern Luzon in the night from Saturday to Sunday. There is still enough time now. Inform your relatives in the eastern provinces of northern Luzon.
Unsecurity on Red Alert – Typhoon KOPPU/Lando
The coming typhoon is still unstable. It may still change direction and intensity. The probability circles of JTWC and JMA are still very large. This time the US-Navy led JTWC and the Japanese JMA forecasts are almost the same. The Japanese are slightly more south.
|Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) – click to enlarge
|Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) – click to enlarge