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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About Jonathan Oh

Jonathan Oh is a meteorologist on Western Pacific Weather and appearing on NHK World. Jonathan has been working in the field for more than 10 years with a focus on broadcast, radar, and computer model forecasting. He is currently based in Tokyo, Japan.

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