DESCRIPTION/LEVEL AT FUNKTOP IMAGERY
L0 (BLACK)= Clear/partly cloudy
L1 (GRAY)= Cloudy
L2 (YELLOW)= Overcast with some drizzle
L3 (BLUE)= light rain/shower/TS
L4 (DARK RED)= moderate rain/shower/TS
L5 (PINK)= heavy rain/shower/TS
L6 (GREEN)= Very heavy rain/shower/TS
L7 (WHITE)= Blinding/Strong rain/shower/TS
TROPICAL DEPRESSION 93W [LABUYO]
T2K PUBLIC ADVISORY NUMBER 003
6:00 AM PST (22:00 GMT) Thu 03 September 2009
Source: T2K ANALYSIS / JTWC SATELLITE FIX
Tropical Depression 93W (LABUYO) gaining strength as it drifts WNW...rain band circulation expanding across the Eastern Coast of Luzon.
Forecast Outlook: 93W (LABUYO) is expected to continue intesifying as it moves slowly WNW to NW. It shall become a strong tropical storm or typhoon this weekend and may threaten Extreme Northern Luzon-Taiwan-Okinawa Area. Watch for more forecast outlook later today as forecast guidance models become fully available.
+ Current SW Monsoon Intensity: MODERATE >> Light to moderate southwesterly winds not in excess of 45 kph with occasional thunderstorms and rains can be expected along the following affected areas:
WESTERN MINDANAO, VISAYAS, PALAWAN & WESTERN MINDORO.
Possible landslides, mudslides, mudflows (lahars) and life-threatening flash floods are likely to occur along steep mountain/volcanic slopes, river banks, low-lying & flood-prone areas of the affected areas.
Kindly refer to your local warnings & bulletins issued by your country's official weather agency. This advisory is intended for additional information purposes only.
Time/Date: 6:00 AM PST Thu September 03 2009
Location of Center: 17.8º N Lat 129.5º E Lon
Distance: 825 km (445 nm) East of Tuguegarao CityDistance
MaxWinds (1-min avg): 55 kph (30 kts) near the center
Peak Wind Gusts: 75 kph (40 kts)
Saffir-Simpson Scale: Tropical Depression
Coastal Storm Surge Height: 0 feet [0 m]
Central Pressure: 1000 millibars (hPa)
Recent Movement: WNW @ 07 kph (04 kt)
General Direction: Batanes-Taiwan Area
Size (in Diameter): 550 km (295 nm) / Average
Max Sea Wave Height (near center): 10 ft (3.0 m)
Tropical Cyclone Watch:
(1) Tropical Disturbance 95W (LPA) continues to drift WNW near the coast of Vietnam...currently located near lat 16.4N lon 110.5E...or about 310 km East of Hue, Vietnam...with 1-min maximum sustained winds of 30 kph...moving WNW slowly.
(2) Tropical Disturbance 97W (LPA) circulating over the Marshall Islands, just west of Chuuk...currently located near lat 7.7N lon 152.4E...or about 2,840 km East of Mindanao...with 1-min maximum sustained winds of 30 kph...moving WNW @ 19 kph.Source:T2K/NOAA/Weathergaines