Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Tropical Depression Sonamu Update #12 (FINAL)

Issued (10 UTC) 6pm PhT 010913

Tropical Depression Sonamu has finally dissipated over the South China Sea. However, its remnants will continue to bring light rains across Southeast Asia. The remnant circulation is still located offshore, around 300km northwest of Malaysia (Borneo), but is forecast to move into land by tomorrow. Up to 50mm could fall not only across Malaysia but to parts of Brunei and Indonesia as well. This system is no longer forecast to strengthen and so this will be our final update for Sonamu.


IR Image from NRLMRY

Meanwhile, Invest 94W continues to linger south of Mindanao. This LPA was last located approximately 470km southeast of General Santos City and is near the Morotai Island of Indonesia. This low pressure area is not expected to develop anytime soon but will continue to bring rains across Mindanao. Rainfall reports so far have ranged from 30 to 50mm with the same amounts probably falling through tomorrow. Parts of Eastern Visayas could also see some rains over the next 24 hours due to the easterlies. For the latest radar data and rainfall forecasts, please click HERE (ClimateX PH).

We are watching another low pressure area in the Western Pacific. Invest 95W, which we first mentioned in our video update yesterday, continues to move westward and was last located approximately 450km east of Palau. This disturbance still has a low chance of development. However, even if it does not develop into a Tropical Cyclone, it could still bring rains across Eastern Philippines beginning Friday.

We'll have another update tomorrow.

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