Tropical Storm “Peipah” (05W)

Tropical Storm PEIPAH (05W) 2014-04-05

Tropical Storm 05W is intensifying and got now the international name “Peipah”. If you check the multi-agency forecast below, you see that 3 out of 5 weather agencies predict the storm to run over Camiguin. The track may still change!

We switch now to our standard storm reports.

Tropical Storm PEIPAH (05W) 2014-04-05

This Tropical Storm is now really menacing the southern Philippines. It will hit northern Mindanao on Wednesday 2014-04-09.

Silent Gardens strongly recommends people in northern Mindanao, Camiguin, Bohol, Western Negros and Western Cebu to be prepared for a strong storm. 

PAGASA, as usual, waits with their warnings. Their warning might again be too late. The track forecast remembers Typhoon BOPHA/Pablo in December 2012.

Storm data:

Name (INTL. / local): PEIPAH
Class: Tropical Storm
Time/Date of observation: 02:50 PM (PST) on April 05, 2014
Location of Center: 4.5º North 139.6º East
Moving Direction and Speed: WNW @ 20 km/h = 12 mph
Moving towards: Palau
Distance from the Philippines: 1,600 km from Mindanao
Estimated Date / Time of Landfall: morning of April 9, 2014
Max. Wind Speed near Center: 65 km/h = 35 kt
Peak Wind Gusts: 85 km/h = 50 kt
Minimum Central Pressure: 998 hPa
Diameter: 390 km = 210 NM
24h Rainfall near Center: n/a
Max. Wave Height: 6 m = 19 ft
Here you find how to read and understand this data 

 The 24 hours animated satellite loops are here.

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