A new tropical depression is spinning near the Spartly Islands bringing heavy rains to the region with the threat of flooding across
much of Borneo, Philippines, Malaysia and eventually in to Vietnam as we go in to later this week. Over 100mm has been reported in some areas displaying the potential of the heavy weather. (Click here to see the most recent significant totals)
Also check out Francis Update earlier today, for a more in-depth look at Malaysia and the warnings occurring there.
Meanwhile the westerlies stay dry for the most part with the exception of a cruising low moving away from Japan that brought some thunderstorm activity to the country today. A new developing stormsystem will be moving out of Central China. This will eventual push towards the eastern coast by the end of the week.
Below is the latest Details from JMA on the TD
Issued at 10:10 UTC, 28 March 2012
|<Analyses at 28/09 UTC>|
|Direction and speed of movement||W Slowly|
|Maximum wind speed near the center||15m/s(30kt)|
|Maximum wind gust speed||23m/s(45kt)|
|<Forecast for 29/09 UTC>|
|Center position of probability circle||N9°20′(9.3°)|
|Direction and speed of movement||Almost stationary|
|Maximum wind speed near the center||18m/s(35kt)|
|Maximum wind gust speed||25m/s(50kt)|
|Radius of probability circle||220km(120NM)|