Author Archives: Jams

<<Special Information for the Philippines - #1>>

Typhoon HAIMA (T1622/25W/LawinPH) is centred at about 1560 km east-southeast of Tuguegarao… The cyclone is moving west-northwest over the Philippine Sea… in the general direction of northern Luzon… HAIMA is a dangerous Typhoon… A small but ragged eye… which is … Continue reading

<<Special Information for the Philippines - #4>>

Severe Tropical Storm SARIKA (T1621/KarenPH) is now a Typhoon… The centre of storm is found just north-northeast of Catanduanes… A cloud-filled eye is now observed on VIS imagery… Virac radar reveals SARIKA’s tightly curved inner rainbands… The maximum sustained wind speed near … Continue reading

<<Special Information for the Philippines - #3>>

Severe Tropical Storm SARIKA (T1621/KarenPH) is moving west slowly… edging closer to Catanduanes… The CDO of SARIKA expanded and deepened noticeably in the past 3 hours… Outer rainbands are already affecting parts of Samar and Catanduanes… Obviously SARIKA is intensifying… The … Continue reading

<<Special Information for the Philippines - #2>>

Tropical Storm SARIKA (T1621/KarenPH) has further strengthened into a Severe Tropical Storm… The circulation centre of SARIKA is found on the eastern portion of the CDO located northeast of Samar Island… Formative spiral bands are developing on the northwest quadrant of SARIKA… The storm appears not … Continue reading

<<Special Information for the Philippines - #1>>

Tropical Depression 24W intensified into Tropical Storm SARIKA (T1621/KarenPH) in the evening… Animated IR shows new bursts of convection developing around a defined circulation centre… Formative spiral bands can be found on the northwest quadrant of SARIKA… An upper level … Continue reading

<<Special Information for the Philippines - #2>>

Tropical Disturbance 99W  has intensified into a Tropical Depression… PAGASA named it JulianPH… Overall structure of TD 99W is improving… but the low level circulation centre remains partially exposed… Convection is mainly found in the western semicircle…. over the Luzon … Continue reading

<<Special Information for the Philippines - #1>>

Tropical Disturbance 99W is consolidating slowly over the Philippine Sea… The circulation remains elongated but there is persistent convection around it… Computer models indicate gradual strengthening in the next 2 to 3 days… A Tropical Depression may form… This low … Continue reading

<<Special Information for the Philippines - #5>>

Typhoon MERANTI (T1614/16W/FerdiePH) is passing N of Batan Island… Itbayat Island is in MERANTI’s eye now…   At midnight local time… Basco Radar reported SLP of 935.4 hPa… North-northwesterly winds reached 144 km/h (40 m/s)…   MERANTI continued to gain … Continue reading