Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Tropical Storm Pepeng's Second Landfall, TY Quedan Moves Away, Another Tropical Storm this Weekend??

TS Pepeng

Pepeng has made yet another landfall in northern Luzon. After days of continuous rains and tropical force winds, it seems Ilocos Norte still has to contend with this latest blow from Pepeng. He is about 40km north of Laoag City and has maintained its strength of 102kph; moving SSE at around 12km/h. Pepeng is now starting to move (finally), after days of being almost stationary in the N. China Sea, due to TY Melor (Quedan) moving out of the area. Pepeng is now expected to take a turn to the west and will set its eyes on Vietnam. Until then, Ilocos Region will continue to experience rains and winds for the next couple of days.

TY Melor (Quedan)

As mentioned, Typhoon Melor finally left the Philippine Area of Responsiblity this Tuesday Night after a brief stay. Since he is moving away, we can now expect Pepeng to continue on its path.

Tropical Disturbance

A cluster of thunderstorms was spotted well east of the PAR, near Yap Island (in Micronesia). Weak circulation can be observed as well. As far as the upper environment is concerned, conditions are nearly favorable for this disturbance to gather its strength. These thunderstorms are expected to enter PAR in the next 48-72 hours. Right now, it seems we could see a Tropical Depression forming out of this one. It could then strengthen into a weak Tropical Storm and continue on from there. Meaning that the Philippines could face another named storm by weekend.

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