TS PEIPAH: Forecasts are converging
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.
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|
|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|
|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|
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