Sunday, April 6, 2014

Tropical Depression Peipha (Domeng) Update #7

Issued (23 UTC) 7am PhT 040714

Peipha has weakened to a Tropical Depression this morning as it continues to battle moderate wind shear. The system has also entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility and has been assigned the local name 'Bagyong Domeng' by PAGASA. TD Peipha (Domeng) was last located approximately 120km west southwest of Palau or about 870km east of Davao City. Maximum sustained winds are down to 55kph with gusts of up to 75kph. TD Peipha is moving westward at 15kph.

IR Image from NRLMRY

Latest satellite image shows much of the convection remains displaced west of the circulation center. Moderate wind shear continues to hamper development and looks like will remain that way for the next 24 hours. Due to this, significant re-intensification may no longer occur and strengthening to a Typhoon-intensity is becoming very unlikely.

Tropical Depression Peipah will continue moving westward over the next two days. Clouds from this system may begin to move in towards Southern Philippines and could start bringing rains in the region beginning tonight and into tomorrow. Heavy rains are expected to persist across Southern Philippines throughout the early part of the week. Some areas may see as much as 200mm which will increase the likelihood of flooding and landslides.

Anyone living in parts of Mindanao and Eastern Visayas should continue monitoring the developments of Peipha/Domeng.

We'll have another update later today.

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