Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Tropical Depression Peipha (Domeng) Update #10

Issued (05 UTC) 1pm PhT 040914

Tropical Depression Peipha (Bagyong Domeng) remains very weak as it lingers over the Philippine Sea. The system was last located approximately 460km west northwest of Palau or about 530km east northeast of Davao City. Maximum sustained winds are at 55kph with gusts of up to 65kph. TD Peipha is moving northwestward at 10kph.

IR Image from NRLMRY

Latest satellite image shows Peipha continuing to struggle amidst the unfavorable conditions in the region. Convective activity remains sparse and disorganized while the low-level center is still somewhat exposed. Wind shear across the Philippine Sea is also on the moderate to high side and will continue to hamper any significant intensification.

Forecast Track (NOT OFFICIAL!)

Tropical Depression Peipha will continue moving slowly to the northwest over the next few days. Due to the unfavorable atmospheric conditions, we are not expecting any significant intensification to occur. However, light to moderate rains will still overspread Visayas and parts of Mindanao in the next 2 to 3 days. Peipha could make landfall somewhere in Eastern Visayas, possibly in Samar, by Saturday as a weakening cyclone.

We'll have our next update later today.

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