Tropical Storm WASHI / Sendong is a straight runner

Weather-2011-12-15 US NAVY

Tropical Storm WASHI / Sendong is a straight runner. The weather agencies did correct its forecast track nearly every hour. They also had problems to predict the strength. But now the track and the strenght are well defined.

The US Navy forecast

Weather-2011-12-15 US NAVY

The PAGASA forecast

Weather-2011-12-15 PAGASA


Storm Signal 1 (45-60 km/h):
– Eastern Samar
– Surigao Del Norte
– Siargao Island
– Surigao Del Sur
– Dinagat Province
– Agusan Provinces
– Misamis Oriental
– Western Samar
– Leyte Provinces
– Camotes Island
– Bohol


Time/Date: 06:00 PM Thursday December 15, 2011
Location of Center: 7.7º N Latitude, 131.3º E Longitude
Distance: 641 km ESE of Butuan City
MaxWinds: 65 km/h (35 kts) near the center
Peak Wind Gusts: 85 km/h (45 kts)
Present Movement: West at 37 km/h (20 kts)
Towards: Surigao
Expected Landfall: Saturday early morning [00:00 to 01:00 AM]
24hr Rainfall: 120 mm
Minimum Central Pressure: 996 millibars (hPa)
Size: 500 km (270 nm)
Max Wave Height: 5.5 m (16 ft)

Near real time weather information is here {#link}

Next storm update tomorrow around 12:00 PM (12:00) UTC+8

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