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Archive | November, 2017

Remnants of Kirogi bringing rain into southeastern Vietnam

Good evening from the Western Pacific Weather team.

Kirogi weakened from being a tropical storm Sunday morning, but the remnants of the system still made its way over the Indochina Peninsula. It is expected that unstable weather will be in place for the rest of the day into the evening as the instability drifts over the region. Those in central Vietnam are also likely expecting some rain from Kirogi. The low will drift its way out of the Indochina Peninsula by Monday.

Otherwise, it’s relatively quiet in most of the Western Pacific for the next 24 hours.

Jonathan Oh
Meteorologist, Western Pacific Weather

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Tropical storm to impact southeastern Vietnam starting Sunday

Good evening from the Western Pacific Weather team.

A tropical depression that departed the Philippines late Friday has intensified into a tropical storm named Kirogi. The system is making its way toward southeastern Vietnam, including areas like Nha Trang and Dalat, and is expected to make landfall sometime Sunday afternoon. The storm is not expected to become stronger than its current form, but it is expected to bring a significant amount of rainfall with estimates indicating up to 100 mm of rainfall in about 12 hours. This means torrential downpours are expected near the center of circulation, leading to serious flash flooding and flooding issues during the day Sunday and into Monday. Residents from Nha Trang in Vietnam through Phnom Penh in Cambodia are in the expected path of Kirogi. Be on the alert for this system to be in the area for the first couple of days of this workweek. The system will quickly weakened into a tropical depression by Monday afternoon, and the system should no longer pose a flooding threat by late Monday.

Jonathan Oh
Meteorologist, Western Pacific Weather

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Tropical Depression “Tino” moving away from the Philippines

Good afternoon from the Western Pacific Weather team.

A low pressure area that has been impacting the central and southern Philippines has developed into a tropical depression, and PAGASA has named the system “Tino”. The storm is currently moving away from the country to the west-northwest at a rate of 30 kph. PAGASA radar indicates off-shore rain for Visayas, which is stemming from the eastern flank’s southerly push of moisture. Expect the region to see some additional rainfall for the rest of Friday into the evening hours.

The tropical depression will continue to move to the northwest and likely head its way toward the Indochina Peninsula in a few days. The storm is also expected to intensify into a tropical storm during the day Saturday. Whether it will head toward Vietnam will need to be determined over the next couple of days, but current projections seem to indicate that southern Vietnam should keep an eye on the system as it moves toward the region.

Jonathan Oh
Meteorologist, Western Pacific Weather

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