Saturday, February 18, 2012

Tropical Depression 01W Update #3

Tropical Depression 01W remains weak and is nearly stationary over the South China Sea. It was last located approximately 650km east southeast of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. Winds remain at 45kph to 65kph.

IR Image from NRLMRY

TD 01W continues to be feel the moderate wind shear in the region as the low-level circulation center remains exposed. There is still some convective activity with cooling cloud tops although it is small and is slightly displaced from the center.

The forecast has not changed and we still still expect TD 01W to fully dissipate within the next 2 days.

We'll have another update later this afternoon together with the 3-day forecast for the Philippines.
Issued (2130 UTC) 530am PhT 021912

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