Tropical Storm WUKONG / Quinta now approaching Boracay

Wukong-Quinta- 2012-12-26

Tropical Storm WUKONG / Quinta passaed a bit more north than expected and is now in the vicinity of Boracay island.

The storm is moving west-northwest with  a foreward speed of 26 km/h. The storm has slightly strengthened and has now maximum winds of 65 km/h near the center and gusts are up to 85 km/h.

Wukong-Quinta- 2012-12-26

All agencies forecast a western direction. Depending on the strength of Amihan, a light deviation northwards may happen.  

Wukong-Quinta- 2012-12-26

The JMA track shows the storm having changed its direction when making landfall in Panay.

Storm data:

Name (INTL. / local): WUKONG / Quinta
Class: Tropical Storm
Time/Date of observation: 12:00 NN on December 26, 2012
Location of Center: 11.7º North 122.3º East
Moving Direction and Speed: WNW @ 26 km/h = 15 mph
Moving towards: Boracay Island
Distance from the Philippines: inside
Estimated Date / Time of Landfall: n/a
Max. Wind Speed near Center: 65 km/h
Peak Wind Gusts: 85 km/h
Minimum Central Pressure: 996 hPa
Diameter: 445 km
24h Rainfall near Center: 210 mm
Max. Wave Height: 4 m = 14 ft
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 Current weather is here Link

Next update this evening or as soon as we get new data.

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