Tropical Depression WUKONG / Quinta intensifies
The Tropical Depression moving towards the Visayas got now a name. The international name is WUKONG, the Pinoy name is Quinta.
Forecast models show that the depression will become a Tropical Storm within the next 6 hours. PAGASA has raised Storm Signal 2 over the south-eastern Visayas and north-eastern Mindanao. Signal 1 is active over northern Mindanao and the central Visayas.
Here in Camiguin the winds have slightly intensified, bringing fresh north-eastern air.
The multi-agency forecast spreads from Bohol to Panay, touching Leyte, Cebu, Negros and Panay.
JMA say that the strom will hit Dinagat, southern Leyte, Cebu City northern Negros and southern Panay.
|Name (INTL. / local):||WUKONG / Quinta|
|Time/Date of observation:||10:00 AM on December 25, 2012|
|Location of Center:||10.4º North 128.3º East|
|Moving Direction and Speed:||West @ 19 km/h = 11.8 mph|
|Distance from the Philippines:||260 km East of Guiuan, Eastern Samar|
|Estimated Date / Time of Landfall:||10:00 PM on December 25, 2012|
|Max. Wind Speed near Center:||55 km/h|
|Peak Wind Gusts:||75 km/h|
|Minimum Central Pressure:||1000 hPa|
|24h Rainfall near Center:||300 mm|
|Max. Wave Height:||4 m = 13 ft|
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Next update this afternoon as soon as we get new data.