Tropical Storm NOUL
The Tropical Depression seen end of last week got stronger and better organized. Tropical Storm NOUL is currently moving slowly west-northwest. Japan Meteorological Agency predicts that Tropical Storm NOUL will become a typhoon category 1 within the next 2 days.
All forecast tracks run almost parallel. The different latitudes are due to the parameter weights of the low and high pressure areas over continental China.
At this very moment it is still difficult to determine a general behavior because weak low pressure areas can change their direction very quickly. This is well visible in the beginning of the track below.
Tropical Storm NOUL will rapidly gain strength and continue moving towards the Philippines at a speed of 10 km/h. Circulating wind speeds will increase and TS NOUL will become a Typhoon Cat.1 tomorrow evening/night.
Cyclone NOUL is expected to arrive in the Philippines next weekend.
NOUL Storm data:
|Name (INTL. / local):||NOUL / —|
|Time/Date of observation:||05:00 AM on May 24, 2015|
|Location of Center:||9.6º North 140.3º East|
|Moving Direction and Speed:||Northwest @ 05 km/h|
|Moving towards:||Philippine Islands|
|Distance from the Philippines:||1,570 km ENE of Surigao|
|Estimated Date / Time of Landfall:||n/a|
|Max. Wind Speed near Center:||65 km/h|
|Peak Wind Gusts:||85 km/h|
|Minimum Central Pressure:||998 hPa|
|24h Rainfall near Center:||100 – 500 mm|
|Max. Wave Height:||8 – 10 m|
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