2287Tropical Storm 27W (Unnamed) StormWatch No. 01
- Nov 17 5:13 AM
Tropical Storm 27W (Unnamed) StormWatch No. 01
The strong Tropical Disturbance 95W (LPA) over the easternmost part of the Caroline Islands has rapidly strengthened into a Tropical Depression (TD) this morning and eventually into a Tropical Storm (TS) tagged as 27W. Based on the initial Global Dynamic Forecast Models (GDFM), 27W is likely to become a Typhoon as it passes close to Guam and the Southern Marianas on Saturday, Nov 21st. The long-range forecast shows that there is a 50-50 chance that this storm will enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Monday or Tuesday (Nov 23-24).
As of 5:00 PM PhT (09:00 GMT) today, Tuesday, November 17, 2015, the center of TS 27W was located some 350 km Southeast of Pohnpei State, Micronesia or 3,790 km East-Southeast of the Philippines [5.0N 160.8E]...with maximum sustained winds of 65 kph near the center and gustiness up to 85 kph. It was moving West-Northwest to Northwest at 32 kph towards Central Micronesia.
TS 27W is still too far away to directly affect any part of the Philippines.
Please monitor the situation closely and stay tuned for the latest info on TS 27W. The next WeatherPhilippines StormWatch on this system will be issued tomorrow evening (Wed Nov 18).
Issued by: David Michael V. Padua for Weather.com.ph