Tropical Storm Higos (Pablo) over the Philippines – October 1st, 2008
On September 27 a tropical disturbance formed in the Philippine Sea to the east of Mindanao, in the Phillippines. During the next day the JTWC issued a TCFA on the tropical disturbance. Early on September 29 the JMA designated the disturbance as a tropical depression. Later that day both PAGASA and the JTWC designated the disturbance as a tropical depression, with PAGASA naming the depression as Pablo whilst the JTWC designated it as Tropical Depression 21W. The JTWC upgraded the depression to a tropical storm early in the afternoon.
As of 0300 UTC October 1, JTWC reports that Tropical Storm 21W (Higos) was located near 14.1°N 122.1°E which is about 115 nautical miles east-southeast of Manila, Philippines and was moving towards west-northwest at 8 knots (9 mph, 15 km/h). TS 21W has 1-minute maximum wind speed of 35 knots (40 mph, 65 km/h) with gusts of up to 45 knots (50 mph, 85 km/h).
As of 11 am PST October 1 (0300 UTC October 1) PAGASA reports that Tropical Depression Pablo (Higos) was located near 14.2°N, 123.0°E which is around the vicinity of Daet, Camarines Norte or 110 km east of Alabat, Quezon. TD Pablo has 10-minute maximum sustained wind speed of 55 km/h (30 knots, 35 mph) and is moving towards northwest at 17 km/h (9 knots, 11 mph).