Friday, March 21, 2014

Tropical Update (TD Caloy)

Issued (1030 UTC) 630pm PhT 032114

A low pressure area east of the Philippines has been upgraded to a Tropical Depression by PAGASA and has given the local name of 'Caloy'. This system is located approximately 260km east of Surigao City and has maximum winds of 30 to 60kph.

As of 5pm this afternoon, PAGASA has raised Public Storm Warning Signal #1 for the following provinces: Southern Leyte, Bohol, Siquijor, Southern Cebu, Southern part of Negros Occidental, Southern part of Negros Oriental, Northern part of Davao Oriental, Northern part of Davao del Norte, Compostela Valley, Surigao del Sur, Surigao del Norte incl. Siargao, Dinagat, Agusan del Sur, Agusan del Norte, Bukidnon, Misamis Oriental, and Camiguin.

IR Image from FNMOC

Latest satellite image shows clouds forming in and around the circulation. These clouds will bring widespread light to moderate rains across Visayas and Mindanao. Some areas may see 50 to as much as 100mm of rainfall over the next two days increasing the possibility of flooding and even landslides.

TD Caloy is not forecast to intensify significantly but may linger in the Philippines for a few more days.

We'll have another update tomorrow.

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