Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Tropical Depression 90W (Zoraida) Update #6

Issued (1330 UTC) 930pm PhT 111313
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Tropical Depression 90W (Zoraida) is now moving into the South China Sea away from Palawan and the rest of the Philippine Islands. The center was last located approximately 220km northwest of Puerto Princesa City. Maximum sustained winds remain at 45kph with gusts of up to 65kph. TD 90W is moving westward at 30kph.

As we've mentioned in our previous update, PAGASA is no longer classifying 90W as a Tropical Depression, hence there are no signal warnings in effect for the country. However, since Japan Meteorological Agency is still giving warnings for this system, we'll continue to give daily updates.

IR Image from NRLMRY

Latest satellite image shows convection moving away from Palawan. The islands received rainfall amounts of anywhere from 50 to 100mm, especially along the northern half. Rains are ending and will continue to push away from the country.

Tropical Depression 90W may intensify slightly as it moves across the South China Sea in the next 24 to 48 hours. It is forecast to eventually impact Central Vietnam by this weekend, perhaps as a weak Tropical Storm and could bring rains in the region.

We'll have another update tomorrow.

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