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Super Typhoon Jelawat (18W) Affecting Philippines – September 25th, 2012

16.0N 126.6E

September 25th, 2012 Category: Tropical Cyclones

Super Typhoon Jelawat (18W) – September 25th, 2012

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Track of Super Typhoon Jelawat (18W) - September 25th, 2012 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TY 18W

Super Typhoon Jelawat (18W) is currently churning across the Philippines Sea. Jelawat became a dangerous storm over the weekend with a perfectly symmetrical circulation and clear, well-defined eye. The storm underwent explosive intensification, almost doubling strength over the course of 12 hours.

Super Typhoon Jelawat is currently located approximately 400 nautical miles east-northeast of Manila, Philippines, having tracked northward at 4 knots over the past six hours. Maximum significant wave height is 45 feet.

Despite being hundreds of miles away from the Philippines, the system has already brought gusty thunderstorms and drenching rains to the eastern-half of the islands. As the system drifts north and eastward, it will bring the potential to bring major impacts to the islands.

While a direct landfall is not currently forecast, the system’s proximity to Luzon could still lead to serious impacts. Heavy and gusty showers and thunderstorms are expected to bombard the island for days to come. Due to the mountainous terrain of Luzon and much of the Philippines, extreme rainfall amounts, flash-flooding and mudslides are possible. Jelawat is forecast to pass east of Luzon, on a northward path generally near Taiwan.

Tropical Depression Tembin (15W) Near Philippines

16.6N 121.8E

August 19th, 2012 Category: Tropical Storms

Tropical Depression 15W – August 18th, 2012

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Tropical Depression 15W - August 18th, 2012 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Tropical Depression 15W

Tropical Depression Tembin (15W), located approximately 280 nautical miles northeast of Manila, Philippines, has tracked southward at 05 knots over the past six hours. Maximum significant wave height is 8 feet.

Tropical Storm Kai-Tak (14W) Near Philippines, Tracking Northwestward – August 15th, 2012

16.4N 121.1E

August 15th, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Tropical Storms

Tropical Storm Kai-Tak (14W) – August 14th, 2012

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Tropical Storm Kai-Tak (14W) - August 14th, 2012 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Tropical Storm Kai-Tak (14W)

Tropical Storm Kai-Tak (14W), located approximately 210 nm north-northeast of Manila, Philippines, has tracked northwestward at 13 knots over the past six hours. Maximum significant wave height is 21 feet.

Typhoon Saola (10W) Causes Problems in Philippines – July 30th, 2012

17.9N 119.9E

July 30th, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Tropical Storms

Tropical Storm Saola – July 30th, 2012

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Tropical Storm Saola - July 30th, 2012 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Tropical Storm Saola

On July 22, a tropical disturbance formed east-northeast of Palau. Late on July 26, the JMA upgraded the system to a tropical depression.

On July 27, the JTWC issued a TCFA on the system. Early on July 28, the JTWC upgraded the system to a tropical depression, whilst the JMA upgraded it to a tropical storm and named it Saola. Soon, the PAGASA upgraded the system to a tropical depression and named it Gener. Later that day, the JTWC upgraded Saola to a tropical storm. Early on July 29, the JMA upgraded Saola to a severe tropical storm.

Saola caused widespread rains in the Philippines due to the enhancement of the southwest monsoon. On July 29, domestic and international flights throughout the country were delayed and cancelled. Small fishing boats were advised not to enter the water as gale warnings were issued by PAGASA. Flooding is imminent as different dams are expected to reach critical levels. Three roads in northern Luzon was impassable due to floods and landslides. About sixty families in Rodriguez, Rizal were evacuated due to severe flooding in the area.

 

Typhoon Nalgae (22W) Approaching Philippines

12.1N 128.8E

September 29th, 2011 Category: Tropical Cyclones

Typhoon Nalgae (22W) - September 29th, 2011

Track of Track of Typhoon Nalgae (22W) - September 29th, 2011 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TY 22W

Typhoon Nalgae (22W), located approximately 800 nautical miles east-northeast of Manila, Philippines, has tracked west-southwestward at 10 knots over the past six hours.

Maximum significant wave height is 17 feet.
The main image shows part of the convection associated with the typhoon approaching the Philippines. In the animated imagery, the entire system and its recent movement can be observed.

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