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Tropical depression in Philippine Sea remains poorly organized, rainfall threat for Philippines

Happy New Year!  We hope 2018 is good to you and your family. JMA continues to list the area in the southern Philippine Sea as a tropical depression.  PAGASA and JTWC maintain 99W as a low pressure area, with the latter giving it a medium chance at developing into a tropical cyclone within 24 hours. […]

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Tropical Depression forms in the Philippine Sea; expected to enter PAR tonight

At 0600 UTC (2 pm Philippine Time), JMA–the official Regional Specialized Meteorological Center for the Western Pacific–had upgraded the low pressure area (Invest 99W) into likely the final tropical depression of the 2017 season. According to JMA, the tropical depression was located near 9°N 136°E or about 225 km northeast of Melekeok, Palau or about […]

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Tropical disturbance continues to spreading showers across Caroline Islands; may be next named storm

What had been tracked as Invest 98W was dropped earlier today by the team at NRL, only to have the convection further west christened as Invest 99W. 99W maintains a very broad circulation–still more of a vigorous trough than a low pressure area.  The next 48 hours will be the most important for the forecast:  […]

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Disturbance southeast of Carolines may be next cyclone threat

Persistent models runs indicate the potential for development with Invest 98W, located a few hundred miles southeast of the Caroline Islands.  However, it’s important to start off with the following press release from PAGASA: There were rumours circulating in social media platform like Facebook regarding a super typhoon that might affect the country this coming […]

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Typhoon Tembin threatens the Mekong River Delta of Vietnam; heavy rain expected

Merry Christmas from the Western Pacific Weather team. Typhoon Tembin continues to march across the South China Sea as skies become cloud-filled across the Mekong River Delta region of southern Vietnam.  Current forecast track takes the center of Tembin across Cà Mau province in far southern Vietnam.  Regardless of the exact location of where the […]

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At least 100 killed in flooding and mudslides in the southern Philippines

Hello from the Western Pacific Weather team. On this Christmas weekend, it is tragic to report that according to the BBC, at least 100 people have been killed in flooding and mudslides due to Tembin/Vinta. This is the latest deadliest storm after Kai-tak/Urduja impacted Visayas just the other weekend, leading to the deaths of at […]

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