Tropical Storm BOPHA/Pablo now near Laoag City
BOPHA/Pablo lost a lot of energy yesterday and last night. It is now a Tropical Storm. If it continues moving East Northeast at 15 km/h, then it should reach Laoag City around 10 AM this morning.
BOPHA/Pablo might “survive” for another day as a Tropical Depression and will then vanish north-east of Luzon.
The multi-agency forecast is spreading. This is normal for a weakening storm. It’s behavior becomes completely random.
JMA’s forecast meets our expectations.
|Name (INTL. / local):||BOPHA/Pablo|
|Time/Date of observation:||05:00 AM on December 09, 2012|
|Location of Center:||17.9º North 119.7º East|
|Moving Direction and Speed:||ENE @ 15 km/h|
|Moving towards:||Laoag City|
|Distance from the Philippines:||85 km West of Laoag City|
|Estimated Date / Time of Landfall:||~ 10:00 AM on December 9, 2012|
|Max. Wind Speed near Center:||95 km/h|
|Peak Wind Gusts:||120 km/h|
|Minimum Central Pressure:||993 hPa|
|24h Rainfall near Center:||200 mm|
|Max. Wave Height:||9 m = 30 ft|
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