Monday, November 4, 2013

Tropical Depression 30W (Wilma) Update #4

Issued (01 UTC) 9am PhT 110513

Tropical Depression 30W (Wilma) continues to move across Central Philippines and is now crossing the island of Palawan. The storm center was last located approximately 100km north northeast of Puerto Princesa City. Maximum sustained winds are at 55kph with gusts of up to 75kph. TD 30W is moving westward at 30kph.

Since PAGASA isn't classifying this system as a depression, there are no Signal Warnings hoisted anywhere. However, the said agency is warning for the possibility of landslides and also on high waves due to this storm.

IR Image from FNMOC

Latest satellite image shows strong rain clouds associated with TD 30W now moving across Palawan. Some areas here could see up to 100mm of rainfall along with gusty winds and high waves along the coast. The core is intact but is having hard time to really consolidate due to the islands that is moving across. Nevertheless, we are forecasting slight intensification as it moves into the South China Sea/West Philippine Sea later today.

Tropical Depression 30W moved across Visayas last night, bringing heavy rains, strong winds, and even tornadoes across Cebu. Thankfully, weather in the region should get better today as TD 30W moves away.

We'll have another update later today.

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