Saturday, February 1, 2014

Tropical Depression Kajiki (Basyang) Update #3

Issued (11 UTC) 7pm PhT 020114

Kajiki has weakened to a Tropical Depression and is starting to dissipate as it moves into the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). Tropical Depression Kajiki (Bagyong Basyang) was last located approximately 220km north northeast of Puerto Princesa, Palawan or about 360km south southwest of Manila. Maximum sustained winds are now down 55kph with gusts of up to 75kph. TD Kajiki is moving west northwestward at 30kph.

As of 5pm this afternoon, PAGASA has raised Public Storm Warning Signal #1 for Northern Palawan, Calamian Group of Islands, Oriental Mindoro, and Occidental Mindoro. Other signal warnings have been dropped elsewhere.

IR Image from NRLMRY

Latest satellite image shows Kajiki continuing to unravel with fewer convective clouds forming. The low-level circulation center is also becoming increasingly difficulty to find as unfavorable conditions make it hard for the cyclone to intensify.

Tropical Depression Kajiki will continue moving west northwestward towards the West Philippine Sea. Rains have pretty much stopped across Visayas but not without dropping as much as 200mm and causing flooding and many areas. As the cyclone pulls away, expect weather conditions to improve across much of the country

We'll have another update tomorrow morning.

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