Typhoon KOPPU/Lando now Category 3

Weather 2015-10-17

Typhoon KOPPU/Lando gained strength and is now a Typhoon Category 3. The cyclone has slowly approached the Philippines and is now 285 km East of Baler, Aurora. It moves westward at 10 km/h.

The Potential Landfall Area will be along the shores of Aurora by early Sunday morning. Possible coastal storm surge flooding of 1 to 6 m (3 to 20 ft) above normal tide levels is to be expected in Camarines Norte, Northern Camarines Sur (Partido), Northern Catanduanes, Polillo Islands and along Eastern Isabela and Northern Aurora. Storm Surge is the wave front a cyclone pushes ahead of its eye.

 Wind speeds are now 160 km/h near the centre and 220 km/h in gusts.

Typhoon KOPPU/Lando track forecast

All meteorological agencies in south east Asia show almost the same tracks. We usually use the tracks of JMA because of their precision and their easy reading. The white dotted circles show the possible future centre position of the typhoon. The thick red circles shows the current zone of winds stronger than 50 knots (90 km/h). The yellow circle shows the current zone of winds stronger than 30 knots (55 km/h).  And the thin red zone shows the forecast area of strong storm winds with than 50 knots (90 km/h).

Weather 2015-10-17 JMA

PAGASA Storm Signals

Storm Signal #3: winds of 121 to 170 kph within 18 hours

Aurora, Isabela, Quirino, Nueva Vizcaya,  Nueva Ecija, Ifugao, Northern Quezon including Polillo Islands

Storm Signal #2: winds of 61 to 120 kph within 24 hours

Cagayan including Calayan and Babuyan group of Islands,  Benguet,  Mt. Province,  Abra,  Kalinga,  Apayao,  Pangasinan,  La Union,  Ilocos Sur,  Ilocos Norte,  Bulacan,  Pampanga,  Tarlac,  Rizal,  rest of Quezon,  Camarines Norte,  Catanduanes

Storm Signal #1: winds of 30 to 60 kph within 36 hours

Batanes, Zambales, Bataan, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Albay, Camarines Sur, Metro Manila

KOPPU/Lando Storm data:

Name (INTL. / local): KOPPU/Lando
Class: Typhoon Category 3
Time/Date of observation: 10:30 AM on October 17, 2015
Location of Center: 15.6° North 124.0° East
Moving Direction and Speed: West @ 10 km/h
Moving towards: Northern Luzon
Distance from the Philippines: 285 km E of Baler (Aurora)
Estimated Date / Time of Landfall: Sunday morning, Aurora
Max. Wind Speed near Center: 160 km/h
Peak Wind Gusts: 220 km/h
Minimum Central Pressure: 940 hPa
Diameter: 600km
24h Rainfall near Center: 100 – 500 mm
Max. Wave Height: 6-8 m Gale Warning
Here you find how to read and understand this data

Nearly real-time storm information

Next update this afternoon maybe.


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