Monday, December 29, 2014

Tropical Storm Jangmi (Seniang) Update #4

Issued (0430 UTC) 1230pm PhT 123014

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Tropical Storm Jangmi (Bagyong Seniang) is now moving into the Sulu Sea although rains continue across much of Visayas. The system was last located approximately 120km southwest of Iloilo City. Maximum sustained winds are at 75kph with gusts of up to 95kph. TS Jangmi is moving westward at 20kph.

As of 11am this morning, PAGASA has raised Public Storm Warning Signal #2 for Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental, Guimaras, Southern Cebu, Southern Antique, and Southern Iloilo. Signal #1 for Palawan, Calamian Group of Islands, Cuyo Island, Aklan, Capiz, Rest of Antiquie, Rest of Iloilo, Rest of Cebu, Bohol, and Siquijor.

IR Image from NRLMRY

Latest satellite image shows Jangmi is not looking as organized as it did yesterday. The central convection is less consolidated and the low-level center is partially sheared from the main convection. Nevertheless, widespread heavy rains continue across parts of Visayas especially across the island of Panay. Even parts of Samar and the Bicol Region are seeing scattered rains today. These adverse weather conditions will continue through the evening hours but should taper off by tomorrow as it already did in Mindanao today.

Forecast Track (NOT OFFICIAL!)

Tropical Storm Jangmi will continue moving across the Sulu Sea today and will move into Palawan by tonight. The center is forecast to pass near the city of Puerto Princesa and will bring widespread rains across the region. Jangmi should move into the South China Sea (West Philippine Sea) by tomorrow and exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility by Thursday.

We'll have another update later tonight.

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