TROPICAL STORM CHABA STORMWATCH NUMBER 002 Issued at: 1:00 PM PhT (05:00 GMT) Friday 30 September 2016 Next Update: Saturday Afternoon, 01 October 2016
Current Status and Outlook
CHABA has intensified into a Tropical Storm (TS) as it continues to move westerly across the open waters of the Western Pacific Ocean.
This storm is forecast to turn West-Northwest to Northwestward within the next 24 hours towards the easternmost part of the Philippine Sea, and is likely to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Saturday morning or afternoon (Oct 01).
Where is Chaba?
As of11:00 AM PhT today, September 30...0300 GMT.The center was locatedover the waters east of the Central Philippine Sea (near 13.9N 138.1E),about725 km west of Guam or 1,480 km east of Bicol Region, PHL.
How strong is it?
Maximum Sustained Winds (10-min avg):85 kphnear the center...Gustiness:110 kph
Where is it heading?
It was moving West @ 19 kph,towards the easternmost part of the Central Philippine Sea.
- Chaba is expected to become a Typhoon (TY) tomorrow morning (Sat, Oct 01).
- Chaba remains not a threat to the country.
- Chaba is forecast to just enter the PAR on Saturday (Oct 01) & exit on Monday (Oct 03).
- Chaba shall just pass along the open waters of the Central and North Philippine Seas, and will be between 650-700 km from Batanes Group of Islands on Monday morning, Oct 03.Its circulation will remain at sea, far away from the Philippine Landmass.
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