Tropical Storm WUKONG / Quinta now approaching Boracay
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.
All agencies forecast a western direction. Depending on the strength of Amihan, a light deviation northwards may happen.
The JMA track shows the storm having changed its direction when making landfall in Panay.
|Name (INTL. / local):||WUKONG / Quinta|
|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|
|24h Rainfall near Center:||210 mm|
|Max. Wave Height:||4 m = 14 ft|
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Next update this evening or as soon as we get new data.