TS PEIPAH: Forecasts are converging

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

The forecasts for Tropical Storm PEIPAH are narrowing. The multi-agency forecasts now converge 0ver Misamis Oriental, Camiguin, Surigao del Norte and Bohol.

The storm is still  accelerating closer to Palau and is expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) tomorrow Sunday. Tropical Storm PEIPAH is expected to continue moving generally west to northwest with a slight to gradual decrease in its forward speed. However, TS PEIPAH could become a severe Tropical Storm by Monday afternoon.

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

 

PAGASA still does not publish warnings. As the storm is outside PAR, the Philippine Area of Responsibility, PAGASA feels not responsible to inform people here. Now, we still have 3+ days to prepare. Tomorrow precious 24 hours will be lost. Why does PAGASA not recommend to observe weather? Maybe, because it’s still sunny out of their office.

Name (INTL. / local): PEIPAH
Class: Tropical Storm
Time/Date of observation: 05:00 PM (PST) on April 05, 2014
Location of Center: 5.2º North 138.5º East
Moving Direction and Speed: WNW @ 22 km/h = 13 mph
Moving towards: Palau
Distance from the Philippines: 1,300 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: 996 hPa
Diameter: 665 km = 360 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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