Tropical Storm BOPHA update 12:00 noon on November 29, 2012
Tropical Storm BOPHA is still moving extremely south (only 4.4° north). GDACS (The Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System) has issued an orange alert for Palau at 08:00 AM this morning.
If Tropical Storm BOPHA continues at current speed and current direction it will make landfall around 07:00 AM on December 5, 2012. See also our storm data below. We shall be tracking this storm in the next days.
The Japanese Meteorological Agency (JMA) still forecasts a very southern track with destination Mindanao.
The multi-agency forecast has narrowed and points now to northern Mindanao and Samar.
|Name (INTL. / local):||BOPHA|
|Time/Date of observation:||05:00 AM on November 29, 2012|
|Location of Center:||4.4º North 150.5º East|
|Moving Direction and Speed:||WSW @ 19 km/h = 11.8 mph|
|Moving towards:||Yap Palau Area|
|Distance from the Philippines:||2,662 km from Mindanao|
|Estimated Date / Time of Landfall:||~ 07:00 AM on December 5, 2012|
|Max. Wind Speed near Center:||100 km/h = 62 mph|
|Peak Wind Gusts:||130 km/h = 81 mph|
|Minimum Central Pressure:||982 hPa|
|Diameter:||555 km =345 mi|
|24h Rainfall near Center:||350 mm = 13.7 in|
|Max. Wave Height:||5.5 m = 18 ft|
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PAGASA warnings and signals:
above 185 km/h
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