Archive | December 30, 2011

Tropical Update for South China Sea and Philippines | December 30, 2011

We are currently watching two weather disturbances in the South China Sea and the Western Pacific. Invest 98W is located approximately 400km south southwest of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. It is embedded along a line of rain showers due to the wind convergence. JTWC is currently giving 98W a LOW chance for development. However, as it moves westward, we expect it to bring widespread rains across Thai-Malay Peninsula, including Cambodia and even Singapore. Precipitation could begin this weekend and amounts could be as high as 200mm.

This VIS image from NRLMRY shows the location of 98W.

Another system is Invest 99W located approximately 400km east of Mindanao. It will likely bring widespread rain showers for Eastern and Southern Mindanao this weekend. Rainfall amounts could range from 100 to 200mm.
Stay tuned for more updates on all things tropical: Thane in India and Benilde (04S) in the South Indian Ocean.┬áThis system also has a low chance for development but it still has the potential to cause flashfloods and landslides so we’ll keep an eye on these systems.

-WxCaster PAT’s 2011 Year In Review

Videographer James Reynolds has posted a recap video for 2011. For those of you that lived through this year and experienced the severe weather throughout the Pacific Region including severe weather from Typhoons to the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake, this video is for you.

And thank you to James for bringing this footage and covering severe weather across the western pacific.

Tropical Cyclone Thane Video Footage

Here are some of the video footage from youtube on Tropical Cyclone Thane

Cyclone Thane making an entry to Chennai (29th December 2011)

Cyclone Thane in Puducherry (Footage at 0730 local time)

Cyclone Thane cause extensive damage in Puducherry

Cyclone Thane wreck TamilNadu

The Howling winds from Cyclone Thane (Nothing to be seen, just the sound of gusting winds)

Local TV News update in English. Some nice footage from the press

Thane storm high tidal wave lashes andhra coast (Report in Indian language)

As for our Indian friends, this channel provides an intensive tv news update on Thane in Indian language

We will continue to update with latest video from all available sources

WestPacWx SE Asia Caster ~Francis~

Tropical Cyclone Thane overland & a Low Pressure area near Mindanao

Tropical Cyclone Thane is overland today bringing heavy rain showers to the region. At this time wide spread power outages have been reported with numerous reports of flooding in the area. The attached video update is an analysis on this storm and also a Low Pressure area near Mindanao today bringing the threat of even more rainfall to the already devastated area in the southern Philippines.

Lastly a Tropical Cyclone is forming to the South East of Deigo Garcia today, outside of swells to the island no impacts to any land masses are expected with this form.
The model outlook below displays the potential of rainfall across the souther PI shown in green.