Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Urduja is no more; Nida Intensifies

The final warning from the JTWC regarding TD "Urduja" was put out last night. PAGASA, on the other hand, still tracks the system and has its last location at 320km ESE of Guiuan, Eastern Samar. Winds are at 55kph and Urduja is moving NE at 15kph. It will continue to weaken and dissipate as it is continued to be influenced by the much larger and stronger Typhoon--Nida. Still, expect rough waves, rain, and strong winds for parts of the Visayas Region.

Typhoon Nida has considerably intensified in the past 24hours. It is now a Category 3 (or 4) Typhoon with winds reaching 195kph and gustiness of up to 260 kph. It is moving NW at 20kph. Nida is not expected to make a landfall in the Philippines, nor go near it. Nida might, however, enter the PAR. Nida has had a significant influence on the development of Urduja and it's the reason why the tropical depression has remained almost stationary in the Eastern Philippines, and also has limited development.
112509 4pm PST

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