The broad and strong tropical disturbance (LPA) has strengthened into Tropical Depression 93W (UNNAMED)…barely moving off the Northern Philippine Sea.
This system will enhance the Southwest Monsoon Rains across Western Philippines for the next 2 to 3 days – Residents and visitors along Extreme Northern Luzon, Taiwan & Ryukyu Islands should closely monitor the progress of 93W.
Forecast Outlook: 93W is expected to continue developing…becoming a strong tropical storm this weekend and may threaten Extreme Northern Luzon-Taiwan-Okinawa Area. Watch for more forecast outlook later today as forecast guidance models become fully available.
Time/Date: 12:00 PM PST Wed September 02 2009
Location of Center: 17.7º N Lat 133.5º E Lon
Distance 1: 1,250 km (675 nm) East of Tuguegarao City
Distance 2: 1,245 km (672 nm) ESE of Basco, Batanes
MaxWinds (1-min avg): 45 kph (25 kts) near the center
Peak Wind Gusts: 65 kph (35 kts)
Saffir-Simpson Scale: Tropical Depression
Coastal Storm Surge Height: 0 feet [0 m]
Central Pressure: 1007 millibars (hPa)
Recent Movement: West @ 01 kph (0.5 kts)
General Direction: Batanes-Taiwan Area
Size (in Diameter): 550 km (295 nm) / Average
Max Sea Wave Height (near center): 10 ft (3.0 m)
Zoomed Satellite Pic: Near Real-Time
The above areas will experience stormy weather tonight (with winds from 60 to 90 kph)