Tropical Storm Sanba (Karen) Afternoon Update September 11, 2012

Latest Video Update on the newly formed cyclone in the Western Pacific–Tropical Storm Sanba. TS Sanba (Bagyong Karen) is located north of Palau in the Philippine Sea. Rain showers enhanced by Sanba’s circulation could bring up to 50mm of rain tonight across Eastern Visayas particularly on the islands of Samar and Leyte and even into Mindanao. Current forecasts are showing Sanba moving to the north and could threaten Okinawa this weekend. Sanba will likely continue intensifying as it heads north and could become a typhoon by Friday. As of right now, the forecast consensus is taking Sanba near Okinawa and is not expected to make landfall in the Philippines. However, Tropical Storm Sanba is expected to enhance the Southwest Monsoon which could trigger widespread rains across the Philippines in the next few days.

Other topics in the video include an update on two systems southeast of Japan (Invests 90W and 99W) which could develop into a cyclone in the next few days. We also take a quick look at the weather across the Philippines.

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As said on the video above, our meteorologist affiliate from Robert Speta will be holding a LIVE UPDATE on YouTube where he’ll give the latest updates on Sanba. You can also post comments or questions and he’ll answer them on air! This live video update will be around 14 UTC or around 10pm Philippine, 11pm Japan Time. For his YouTube channel, click HERE; we hope to see you there!

Continue checking Western Pacific Weather for the latest on Tropical Storm Sanba. Stay safe!

-WxCaster PAT

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