Friday, June 13, 2014

Tropical Update

Issued (0030 UTC) 061414

A Tropical Depression (Invest 95W) has formed in the South China Sea (West Philippine Sea). TD 95W was last located approximately 280km southeast of Hong Kong or about 540km northwest of Laoag City. Maximum winds are around 45 to 65kph. TD 95W is moving northward at a speed of 5kph.

IR Image from FNMOC

Latest satellite image shows convective clouds forming and wrapping around a broad center of circulation. We are not expecting this system to develop into a strong Tropical Cyclone. However, it will still bring widespread rains across the region, particularly in Southern China.

TD 95W will linger in the South China Sea for the next 24 hours before moving northward towards Guangdong Province. It will bring rains across the region including Hong Kong and parts of Taiwan. Parts of Luzon in the Philippines could also experience some scattered rains over the next few days as the systems enhances the Southwest Monsoon (Habagat).

Aside from TD 95W, there are no other tropical cyclones in the Western Pacific basin.

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